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Creative Salvation: Wrestling with Unbelief

Creative Salvation: Wrestling with Unbelief

This week, I have a really tough conversation with my teen daughters, Aisling and Arabella. They're at an age where they're wrestling with what they believe and what they don't believe, and this is the first time they've really admitted to me where they are right now...

Creative Salvation: Chronically Creative

Creative Salvation: Chronically Creative

This week, I'm joined by my awesome 14-year-old daughter, Arabella! She and I are on similar journeys with our health; we both have a genetic disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. We talk about what that means and how we experience it. Then we get into how our...

Creative Salvation: Shifting with the Seasons

Creative Salvation: Shifting with the Seasons

This week, Dustin and I talk about heading into summer, and how we get intentional about the changing seasons. How can we make sure the summer isn't a total bust? How can we set better expectations and get the most out of the seasonal shift?   Give it a listen,...

Creative Salvation: Bible Journaling

Creative Salvation: Bible Journaling

This week, Dustin and I talk about the Bible. I'm madly in love with the Bible, but it took me a long time to get here. I talk about how we need to shift our perspective on what the Bible is and how to approach it, and I share how Bible journaling helped me find that...

Creative Salvation: Celebration

Creative Salvation: Celebration

This week, Dustin and I talk about what it means to celebrate well. I wrestle with reconciling what celebration used to look like in my life, versus what it looks like now, and Dustin really helps me reframe that. I share my thoughts on why we're meant to celebrate...

Creative Salvation: Instructor Training Rehash

Creative Salvation: Instructor Training Rehash

This week, Dustin and I talk about the process of training the first cohort of Painted Prayers Instructors! We take you behind the scenes of creating the course itself, and talk about managing it all with my chronic illness. Definitely NOT an easy task! I discuss my...

Creative Salvation: Holiday Season Kick-Off!

Creative Salvation: Holiday Season Kick-Off!

This week, Aisling and Arabella join me to kick off the holiday season! We chat about all of our favorite things about the holidays, and let you in on some of the funny memories we have from holidays past. The first take of this recording did NOT record,...

Creative Salvation: In Sickness

Creative Salvation: In Sickness

This week, Dustin and I talk about our marriage and what makes us work. We take you behind the scenes during our courtship, talk about what went into our wedding and the process of blending our families -- and then we get into the nitty gritty of what it...

Creative Salvation: Finding Faith

Creative Salvation: Finding Faith

This week, I bring my sister in to chat with me about growing up Catholic and where our faith journeys have taken us. I loved this conversation because we touched on so many important points! And my little sister is pretty rad, so any excuse we get to spend a day...

Creative Salvation: Growth Mindset + Creativity

Creative Salvation: Growth Mindset + Creativity

In this episode of our podcast, Creative Salvation, Dustin and I chat about the difference between a fixed mindset versus a growth mindset, and things get pretty deep. I share some of my insight from the world of creativity, and why I think we all need to be...

Creative Salvation: Being in the Wilderness

Creative Salvation: Being in the Wilderness

In this episode of Creative Salvation, I get to chat with my awesome friend Caiti Spiess! She and I have had a LOT of conversations over the past year about being in the wilderness, and what that means for our growth and our relationship with God. Give it a listen,...

Creative Salvation: A Hundred Obedient Steps

Creative Salvation: A Hundred Obedient Steps

In episode 3 of Creative Salvation, we start to get personal. Give it a listen, and we would LOVE to hear your feedback on it! What other conversations do you want to hear? Who else should I talk to? What topics should we tackle? We would love it if you'd take a...

Creative Salvation: Ennea…what now?

Creative Salvation: Ennea…what now?

In our second podcast episode, we chat about the Enneagram! Give it a listen, and we would LOVE to hear your feedback on it! What other conversations do you want to hear? Who else should I talk to? What topics should we tackle? We would love it if you'd take a moment...

Creative Salvation: Launching a NEW Podcast!

Creative Salvation: Launching a NEW Podcast!

We are launching an ALL NEW podcast, and we're crazy excited about it! Creative Salvation is a series of conversations. Since becoming sick, some of the greatest treasures I've received are the conversations I've gotten to have -- times I've gotten to share what God...

You’ll See.

You’ll See.

The Easter story is a remarkable one. It's also a relatable one. This year, more than any before, it's hitting home for me in a really big way.   Imagine it. You're a disciple, a follower of Jesus, and you've given up your whole life to take a journey with the...

WOO your strengths: An interview with UnleashStrengths.com

WOO your strengths: An interview with UnleashStrengths.com

I love to talk. That is no secret. Get me into a discussion about something I'm passionate about (which, let's face it...is pretty much anything), and I can go for daaaays. But focus that chat on something like strengths and authenticity, and it is GAME ON.   I...

Celebrate Series with The OWN!

Celebrate Series with The OWN!

If you've chatted with me lately, you know that I am ALL sorts of on board with the mission of this incredible company, The OWN. Located here in Rapid City, South Dakota, The OWN is a co-op for fierce, fearless women business owners. It provides customized support,...

The Creative Process

The Creative Process

The creative process is never a tidy one.   When I start to feel the tugs of a new idea, I know I'm in for one helluva ride. It's a cross between giving birth and bull riding -- and can last anywhere between 8 seconds and 9 months. (Or, for those really BIG...

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