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I hope that when you leave these pages your heart will be encouraged wherever you are on your journey.

A little bit about myself---I was born and raised in Chicago, spent my college years in Western Michigan and Southern California and went on to graduate school in Denver to become a counselor.  I've spent the last decade settling in Dallas with my husband and two kids and have the cowboy boots to prove I'm practically a native.

Years ago my heart was bursting with passion and vision.  My life purpose was clear, and I was ready to change the world, credentials in hand.

Then life happened.  Real life.  The stuff you don't prepare or plan for.  I moved to the foreign land of Texas, had a couple of babies, partnered with my husband in a fast growing ministry and learned to care for my daughter who was diagnosed with a severe allergic autoimmune disease and multiple chronic health conditions.  The very issues that I spent years counseling people through were now staring me in the face.  Short on sleep and hope, my heart was skeptic and my faith was shaken.

Rather than shouting from the rooftop about freedom, identity and purpose, I started to question the very foundation of my faith.  What I didn't realize then was that God was walking right alongside me in the wilderness wanting to reveal freedom, identity and purpose to me.  

My hope is that you would experience life and healing and hope through these pages.  That in the midst of whatever circumstance or season of life you're in, you would know you are loved and that you are not alone.

I love travel, adventure, music and art.  I love spending time in the mountains or at the beach.  But let's be honest, I spend the majority of my time at the allergist, nutritionist, pediatrician, pediatric gastroenterologist, kinesiologist or grocery shopping and sourcing and preparing meals that are free of dairy, soy, gluten, corn, nuts, eggs, sugar, legumes, seeds and grains and certain veggies and fruits for my sweet girl. 

My hope is that the words in these pages would inspire you to live life to the fullest one next step at a time.  And at the end of the day, whether good or bad, you can say that your heart was alive.  

Thanks for joining me on the journey,

Colleen