Courageous, Generous, Relentless Hope

The space between Christmas and New Year’s can be an odd time. For some, the celebrations are over, the gifts have been given and there’s a lull in the action until the 31st. For others, the mad dash of the season is still in full swing, and for some the celebrations never really got started. […]

Mental Illness Cannot Contain Me

By Shaley Hoogendoorn | Twitter: @shaleyhoogs  Seven years ago I found myself in the emergency psych ward. Seven years ago I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1. To me it was actually not all that surprising. I have struggled my whole life with depression and anxiety. I have very high highs and very low lows. So high […]

Merry Christmas, SheLovelys!

We wish you a beautiful, peace-filled and blessed Christmas. May Jesus be born anew in our world through you and in you this year. With Love, From your SheLoves Sisterhood

When Life Gets in the Way

I entered Advent with a bit of a swagger this year. We’ve done this before! We’re figuring out a routine and rhythm that work for our family! I don’t want to use the word “expert,” but “confident” definitely encompassed my attitude as we approached that first Sunday in December. You probably know where this is […]

What if the Pause is Actually the Point?

Until recently, I viewed a pause strictly in linear terms: the TV remote pauses the movie, allowing me time to go to the bathroom, check my email, let the cat out, heat up a burrito and then return to my well-worn couch. Then, with one click, the movie carries on. Rarely did I consider what […]