When You Doubt What You Believe

How you cope with doubtful thoughts and feelings affects your whole future – not to mention your present experience! What do you do when doubt fills your mind and overwhelms your emotions? Your ability to move through doubt determines whether you fail or succeed. Doubting is normal, no matter what you believe in or how […]

When You Doubt What You Believe

Starting Over With Ruth – Growing Forward

Blossoming into Life With Mary – Growing Forward

Are you blossoming into life or wilting in the heat? She Blossoms will encourage you to walk boldly into the new season God has planned! And who better than strong Biblical women to grow forward with? This article—Blossoming into Life with Mary of Nazareth—goes hand-in-hand with the last chapter of my book Growing Forward When […]


Growing Forward with Mary Magdalene

How did a “demon possessed” woman heal and become the first person who saw Jesus? Mary of Magdala is one of my favorite Biblical women in Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back (but let’s be honest, I love them all! Except for Naomi. I had a hard time with her, as I mention in […]

Growing Forward with Mary Magdalene

Renewing Your Purpose With Esther – Growing Forward

If you know the purpose of your life, you’re one of the lucky ones! The rest of us are searching for and renewing our life purposes. Just when I think I knew the purpose of my life, bam. God zigs right and I’m left scrambling. Luckily He always waits for me to catch up. This […]


Reviving Your Heart With Hannah – Growing Forward

Coping with infertility is one of the most painful struggles in life. My husband and I are childless; we discovered we couldn’t have kids a few years after we married. It took a long time for me to fully accept the fact that I’ll never have a child. It hurts, and sometimes I still feel […]

Reviving Your Heart With Hannah – Growing Forward

Blossoming With Martha and Mary – Growing Forward

Blossoming With Martha and Mary – Growing Forward

They blossomed into who God created them to be, our Biblical sisters Martha and Mary of Bethany. Jesus didn’t force them to become who they weren’t. He accepted these women for who they were, and encouraged them to grow into their personalities, gifts, abilities, preferences. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? In Best Jobs […]


Starting Over With Ruth – Growing Forward 

How do you start over in a new country? You don’t know the language, culture, food or norms. Even if you move with your family, you have no social connections. Starting over is one of life’s most stressful events, filled with moments of loneliness, isolation, and even despair. My two biggest experiences with starting over […]

Starting Over With Ruth - Growing Forward 

Uprooting With Naomi Growing Forward She Blossoms

Uprooting With Naomi – Growing Forward 

I have to confess that Naomi wasn’t my favorite biblical woman to write about in Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back. I struggled with so much sadness and grief when writing about her life! Not because of Naomi herself – though she was so bitter she actually renamed herself Mara (a Hebrew word for […]


When You Don’t Fit In at Your Church

If you don’t go to church because you don’t feel like you fit in, you’re not alone! A She Blossoms reader recently asked for tips on finding a church that is welcoming and inclusive. “What do you do when you just do not fit in at your church? I have been at my church for […]

When You Don’t Fit in at Church

Hagar Growing Forward She Blossoms

Digging Deeper With Hagar – Growing Forward 

Hagar was Sarah and Abraham’s Egyptian servant in the Bible. Hagar was also a single mom. And she’s my second favorite woman in my book Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back. I grew up with a single mom, and I didn’t meet my dad until went to Jerusalem, Israel when I was 29 years old. […]