Beautiful Between

living fully in the now & not yet

There’s So Much I Want You to Know

Sometimes you need somebody to shoot straight with you, to talk about the hard things without flinching or looking away. We all need to know we’re not alone in our struggles, and that’s one reason I love Becky McCoy so much.  She’s walked a road I wouldn’t wish on anyone, one full of grief and […]

Dear Steve, I miss you.

Yesterday I pulled an old t-shirt from the laundry basket and a cry pushed past my lips. “I am not my failures,” it said, with the little #graceismessy beneath it. I hope you still knew that in your last moments, whatever ache they held. You gave that shirt to me years ago and I’ve worn […]

If suffering won’t leave, this is what you need to know

We who wrestle with the dark know too well that suffering often lingers longer than we would choose. That’s why my heart leapt when I heard K.J. Ramsey’s new book, This Too Shall Last, is about exactly that and I knew you needed to hear about it.  K.J. was a healthy, happy college student when […]

How to survive painful holidays (when you just want to hide)

The fact that it’s November means everyone is talking about gratitude.  At least, it seems that way here in the U.S.  Thanksgiving is almost here and the holiday season is upon us. Christmas lights and tree vendors are popping up around town. This week, many of us will be gathering with family to talk about […]

Join this free 7-day Mental Health Mindset Challenge!

A few weeks ago, I asked you to share what you’re struggling with. I thought I might hear from a handful of people, but I was floored by the response. It’s taken me over two weeks to go through them. You flooded my inbox with your heartaches and challenges, prayer requests and questions. So many […]

Dear God, thanks for not forcing wholeness on me

Dear God, you’re not who I thought you were. You don’t want what I thought you wanted. You don’t treat me how I expect to be treated. Sometimes, I don’t know what to do with you. See, I spent years trying to be good enough, trying to be what you deserve. Shouldn’t a king have […]

Looking for purpose? One way to REALLY change the world

When life is crazy and you just can’t keep up, do this

I was running errands on my lunch break, trying to squeeze a few items from the to-do list into my too-busy life, when I got the call. “Can I call you back, love?” I didn’t want to keep the bank teller waiting, but it wasn’t like my husband to call mid-day. “No, babe, no. I […]

Tell me how to serve you better: Survey

Wherever you are, whoever you are, this is for you. These words are all for you. I’ve always poured words onto pages for myself, but I started this blog almost two years ago because of a whisper in my heart and a hope to serve others. So much has happened in that time – we’ve […]

A Letter to My Twenty-Year-Old Self

I almost didn’t let you see this. It was just a simple exercise that appeared in my inbox from Ally Fallon. It was remarkably healing, but I thought it might be just for me.  Then I shared it with a room of young women who have walked similar roads. I was so humbled to see it open a space for them […]