How to Stop Feeling Useless

“He makes me feel useless and stupid,” said one of my She Blossoms readers. “My life is empty and meaningless, and I’m worthless.” I know the feeling, except it wasn’t a man who made me feel useless and stupid. It was my mom. I grew up feeling like I wasn’t good enough. I wasn’t pretty, […]

How to Stop Feeling Useless

Carrying On Without Saying Goodbye

How to Carry On When You Had No Time to Say Goodbye

The book No Time to Say Goodbye changed how I see the grieving and healing process after loss. These valuable lessons for carrying on when you didn’t have time to say goodbye will help you let go of someone you love. While this book focuses on the surviving the suicide of a loved one, it […]

7 Ways to Be an Emotionally Strong Woman in Your Relationship

Emotionally strong women are confident, healthy, and happy. They know what they want in their relationships and life yet they aren’t pushy, aggressive, or mean. Many women want to develop emotional strength—but they don’t know how. Even women in good relationships are looking for tips on emotional health. Here’s a comment and question from one […]

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How to Stop Worrying What People Think

How to Stop Worrying What People Think

You know what you want, but you’re worried about what people think. Maybe you don’t know what you want, but you still worry what people think or how they’ll respond. I get it! I’m struggling with an important decision right now, and I have to keep remind myself to stop worrying what people will think. […]

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 […]

Starting Over With Ruth – Growing Forward

Growing Forward with Mary Magdalene

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 […]

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 […]

Starting Over With Ruth - Growing Forward 

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 […]

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 […]

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When You Don’t Fit in at Church

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 […]