Letters to Me

God Will Heal the Broken Places

We all experience things in our youth that shape us and change us. Some change us for the better, and some leave deep wounds on our soul. There is value in revisiting our past to examine those trying times. Liz Jones explores hurts she experienced at sixteen. It affected her, but she didn’t let it scar her. God heals brokenness. This is a letter to her sixteen-year-old self. Dear Liz, [Read more...]

Before Mom’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

I am so pleased to introduce you to Lauren Flake of Love of Dixie. Lauren and I met through the For the Love Launch Team. We’ve maintained an e-relationship over the months. She is one of my girls. She challenges and encourages me week after week. And she is such a good writer, pouring words from her heart. Dear Lauren, age 22, You are graduating from college, idealistic and naive, and [Read more...]

You Are Worthy of Big Love

Today we get to peek inside Annisa Swanson’s book, Faith, Fat, and Other F-words. She writes a letter of encouragement to love well and be loved well in return. It could be personalized to each one of us. Welcome, Annisa! I posed a question to a circle of friends, “If you could go back and tell your 17-year-old-self, one thing, what would it be?” The responses vary from the somewhat [Read more...]

Know Your Worth

I would like to introduce you to my friend, Brianna. We met around a table in Austin. In our very first conversation, Brianna opened up easily with passion and tears. She is serious about sharing the justice, love, and mercy found in the Gospel. Her heart is so big it leaks out of her eyes. I love that about her. Thank you for sharing your big heart with us, Brianna!  Mature. Develop. Adjust. [Read more...]

Dear Young Wife

Today’s Letter to Me is from writer and blogger, Angie Dailey. She writes about real life with honesty and introspection at Metamorphosis. I have enjoyed getting to know her through an online writing group and will get to meet her in person (yippee!) next month at the launch party for Jen Hatmaker’s For the Love. Today she shares some much-needed advice for parents through her letter [Read more...]