I recently met Brenna through the magic of the internet and through a mutual friend. I was looking to meet other women who are called to speak about sexual assault. I checked out her website and felt like I already knew her and we are destined to be life long friends. Her story is different… Continue reading Brenna Lakeson Guest Blog!
Over the past few months I have felt woefully inadequate. I finally answered God’s call on my life to write and I penned my first book. Writing and being an ‘author’ was almost as easy as breathing and I completed the first draft over the season of lent. I planned the book for almost five… Continue reading We Are All Amateurs
Hi. My name is Chrisie, and I’m a survivor of domestic violence, specifically verbal abuse. Although that statement gives me power and a sense of calm, it isn’t always quite right. Why? Because some days I still live in chains like a victim. Chains no one is keeping me in, but chains I don’t always… Continue reading Let’s Find Some Freedom
Trust is a pretty basic concept in life. When I sit down at a restaurant, the wait staff comes to serve me and trusts that I will pay them for their services and my meal. When I go to the doctor, I trust that they are experts in health care and I am not. Faith… Continue reading “Faith Isn’t Just a George Michaels Song”
https://youtu.be/I9jaD-7MKV8 Check out my conversation with Matt Franks and Zack Bechtold as we talk about mental health, the church, and taking care of ourselves.
Church is intended to be a place that is loving and comforting for people in the midst of suffering, as the main space is called a sanctuary. The term sanctuary literally means safety from oppression. For many people, especially women who are survivors of sexual assault, the church is no safe haven. Bill Cosby… Continue reading “Hey, Hey, Hey, It’s Assault”: Bill Cosby’s Conviction and the Church
I sit here staring at a blank screen feeling the pressure to be wise, thoughtful, profound, and entertaining. I fear that if my blogs aren’t all of those things, then people won’t read them or worse, criticize them. The irony that I feel compelled to write about this very struggle is not lost on me.… Continue reading The Burden of Perfectionism and the Cross