Grief: Love’s Final Act

By: Cassi Cox I don’t know about you, but I have never been good at grief.  But then losing my daughter changed me.  Grief has always been one of those things I never quite embraced or understood. I didn’t have the time or space for it. I lived my life in a constant state ofContinue reading “Grief: Love’s Final Act”

Finding The Roar

What a wild ride the last few months have been. Our little team has been working hard- together and individually to reclaim what we lost, to heal, to grow and figure out who and what we are truly called to be. We’d like to use this space to share our journeys- collective and respective- withContinue reading “Finding The Roar”

Own It 

Letting Go of the Temptation to Dismiss, Blame and Minimize the Harm We Cause  By: Cassi Cox I will never forget the moment I truly came face to face with the impact of the worst decision that I ever made.  It was YEARS after. More than a decade after I had selfishly acted out ofContinue reading Own It 

But What About Bathsheba?

by Deborah Schiefer I recently wrote a blog for Christmas1 and in it, I referenced the women named in the lineage of the Messiah and their broken histories. When it came to Bathsheba, I debated whether or not to mention the idea that perhaps she wasn’t an enthusiastic participant in the relationship with King David,Continue reading “But What About Bathsheba?”

Your Defenses don’t Define You

By Cassi Cox I keep seeing these trends of millennials like me making tiktoks or writing letters to their younger selves. I see the appeal, but what is done is done, ya know?  Instead, I thought I’d write for those coming after me. Those carrying the torch. The ones that I can already tell willContinue reading “Your Defenses don’t Define You”

A Messy Masterpiece

By Deb Schiefer The end of the year brings a cascade of memories for so many people. With the accessibility and connection social media provides, we often find ourselves digitally surrounded by a waterfall of snapshots from seemingly picture-perfect lives.   For so many, that perfection passes by mostly unregistered as we celebrate the closing ofContinue reading “A Messy Masterpiece”

Dear Friend… Love Your Survivor

By Deborah Schiefer Dear friend, I am a trauma survivor and I hate the word “triggered.” See, social media and politics have taken a word that’s very real to me and turned it into something that paints me into a tantrum-throwing child. But, friend, triggers are real and sometimes those of us with trauma historiesContinue reading “Dear Friend… Love Your Survivor”

There is No Safety Without Accountability

A Call for More By: Cassi Cox Maybe it’s just me, but I am going to venture a guess that it’s not.  Watching the Josh Duggar saga continue to evolve over the last year has been incredibly difficult for me as someone who has experienced abuse within a closed system; A system that “handles everythingContinue reading “There is No Safety Without Accountability”

Your Journey is Real… And Uniquely Yours

by Deborah Schiefer When my Mom was first diagnosed with early-onset dementia and I became a part-time caregiver for her, I thought I was alone. During my late childhood years, she became increasingly abusive toward me, peaking in my adolescence. The abuse became so severe, I ended up moving in with another family for myContinue reading “Your Journey is Real… And Uniquely Yours”