The Greatest Sound In The World: LIFE

I was 99% certain that when my doctor did her ultrasound today, we were going to hear the heartbeat of my baby. But the 20 seconds leading up to the…

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The Night I Thought I Lost My Baby

When you meet with doctors, nurses, midwives and doulas about an upcoming pregnancy, the topics lean towards pleasant things—like hearing baby’s heartbeat, seeing the little one kicking and squirming inside, and keeping yourself healthy while…

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Are You Too Hard On Yourself, Like I Am Sometimes?

Today, a miracle happened. I actually put on mascara. And while this small task would seem to be described as anything but a miracle, for this particular girl who has…

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The Fingerprints of Redemption: My Pregnancy

I could barely sleep. Excitement and anticipation about Gold Monarch Healing Center opening its door for the first time the next morning on December 11 had me up all night going…

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Want To Know Why I’m Still Living With My Parents?

Yesterday as I sat in the stunningly enormous kitchen of the Gold Monarch Healing Center in front of a roaring fire with my son Moses and niece Caroline Grace, I should…

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Is Santa An ‘UnChristian’ Part of Christmas?

Tonight, as I listened to my 2-year-old son Moses squeal with delight while driving through a sparkling Christmas village, I sure was glad we hadn’t decided that Santa Claus was…

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Oh Death, Where Is Your Sting? The Reality of Death, The Breath of Life

“Oh death, where is your sting?  My resurrected King has rendered you defeated!”  -Forever, by Kari Jobe (Written by Kari Jobe, Brian Johnson, Jenn Johnson, Gabriel Wilson, Joel Taylor, Christa…

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Last Day To Order Your Autographed Black Friday Bundle!

When I sat down last night to try and make a requested Christmas list for family members to order from, I had a tough time.  I didn’t really need anything, let…

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The Oprah Incident

When I posted a blog called Here’s My Problem, Oprah on Sunday afternoon, I knew I was going to kick up some dust.  After all, most of my deepest heart-wounds in ministry…

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Here’s My Problem, Oprah

Last Friday night, I got a text from a dear friend working The Life You Want Weekend, asking me if I wanted to have an opportunity to get in the same room…

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If You’re Overwhelmed, Then Stop Staring At What Overwhelms You

After writing the blog about the healing center on Monday, I woke up on Tuesday morning to a completely full email inbox—story after story of broken hearts who had lost…

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Welcome To Gold Monarch Healing Center

Los Angeles beat the wind out of my sails in 2013. Repeated difficulties brought a constant fire that burned with such heat, it kept exposing all sorts of nasty things still…

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Register Now For My Online Class: When Pain Comes & Breaks Our Hearts, Where Is God?

This last hurricane season, I’ve learned a few things about myself. 1) I know how take unfathomable pain, and thrive inside of it….. 2) And I’m ridiculously passionate about teaching others how to…

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EBOLA: To Fear or Not To Fear? That Is The Question

When you arrive in Sydney, Australia only to turn on the telly and see what looks like the beginning of an apocalypse movie—watching footage from Dallas, Texas as Ebola victims are plastered all…

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What Goldie Is Teaching Me From Heaven

I feel like I’ve reached the first plateau in a series of scaling mountains.  And this mountain range that I’m currently climbing is the unfortunate range called Grief. Hitting the…

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Is Christian Success Measured In Bigger Platforms?

I sat down with a friend last week for coffee to answer a question that I’m asked pretty often, “How do I become a writer and publish my book?” And…

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Where The Heck Do I Belong?

I would be lying if this question wasn’t a bit annoying.   Where do we belong?  Where do we plant roots?  Where are our ‘people?’ Okay, okay—you got me.  It’s…

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Can Rejection Be A Good Thing?

After turning in my next book proposal to my literary agent a few weeks ago to pitch to publishers, in a meeting with my agent yesterday, she said unexpected words…

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“I had planned to end my life, but chose to give it one last shot and signed up for the Master Heart Course. I finally found what I was looking for. My life has changed in ways I could never could put into words, being healed far beyond what I could imagine. I have a long way to go, but this course literally saved my life..”

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