An Introduction to Poiema Foundation

Several years ago, I sat in seminary chapel listening to a ministry leader talk about rescuing young girls from sex trafficking. I left that chapel stunned by what I’d heard. A couple of years later I sat at breakfast with a ministry founder who passionately searched for young girls who needed to be saved from […]

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Steps Men Can Take Through the Realities of Infertility

In this episode of The Bearing Life Podcast, I talked with my friends, Tony and Scott, about their walks through infertility. Tony and Scott each had different experiences, and while no couples’ story is the same, they explain steps men can take to process through the realities of infertility. 6 Steps Men can Take to […]

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Infertility & Men

In this episode, I talk with my friends, Tony and Scott, about their walks through infertility. They talk about the choices they each made together with their spouses. They even share how they would do a few things differently if they could go back. If you are a man experiencing the pain of infertility, I […]

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Infertility: Discussing The Male Point of View

Years ago, my core community and friendship circles included two couples who proved invaluable to my infertility journey. This week on The Bearing Life™ Podcast I talk with two of the husbands in that group to hear about each one’s perspective and their story of walking through infertility. Each couple experienced very different outcomes and […]

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How to Support Friends with Special Needs Children

Kristen’s love for her intellectually disabled son, Jason, shines through in the ways she cares for him. Over the years I have seen her fiercely advocate for him to live as full a life as possible and she commits to choose joy and positivity each day. But while Kristen and other parents of special needs […]

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Joy & Grief of Special Needs

In the first episode of Season 2, I talk with my niece, Kristen. Kristen’s love for her intellectually disabled son shines through in her commitment to him and her family. Her daily attitude (choosing joy and living a full life every single day) offers encouragement to those around her. Our conversation explores how we can […]

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The Reality of Others’ Special Circumstances

I’ve watched my niece, Kristen, climb what seems to be insurmountable mountains for twenty-three years as she and her husband advocate and care for their intellectually disabled son. Jason brings joy and light to our family and we treasure his presence in our lives. His life also bears witness to the beauty of a loving […]

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Revisiting: Living with Depression

There is no doubt the stress and isolation of 2020 have affected thousands of people. Many experts believe we are entering a mental health epidemic as Americans battle symptoms of anxiety and depression. Back in July, we were only just realizing the pressures many were facing. Months later, the statistics don’t seem to be improving. […]

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