Christ Kept His Scars–And We Can Too

Christ Kept His Scars–And We Can Too

“How beautiful you are he said a tapestry of scars.” -Atticus When I was in college, I flew home for the summer. I packed up everything I owned into my luggage and when I arrived at the airport, my bag was over the weight requirements, forcing me to remove...
Is Being Headstrong And Unruly A Bad Thing?

Is Being Headstrong And Unruly A Bad Thing?

Three years ago. It happened. I have replayed the events in my mind a thousand times. Even doing trauma work (a lot of it) to disentangle them from the gray space where they seem to be stuck, bouncing around like ping pong balls that never stop. I was injured, harmed....
Dear Church: Stop The Trauma And Start The Healing

Dear Church: Stop The Trauma And Start The Healing

You may have heard of Trauma-Informed Care. It is all the rage right now and for good reason. More organizations and even faith communities are adopting trauma-informed policies in order to ensure the health and well-being of their members. But it left me thinking: Do...