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End of Year Wrap Up — The Year Of Gratitude

The Year of Gratitude New Years Eve 2009 I was approaching deaths door step due to a Crohn’s flare and was being prepped for emergency surgery. Tonight I am toasting in the New Year with the love of my life. ? When I choose “Gratitude” for my word of 2019 it was...

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Freedom Day 2019

Freedom Day 2019 Four years ago today I took my first step away from the cult that had held me prisoner for most of my life. I had no idea what I was doing. I had no idea what was normal. I had no idea the lies I was believing and living. I didn’t know what I didn’t...

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The Power of $3

What can $3 do? The last month my fellow plaintiffs and I have been raising funds for our continued court battle with our former cult leader. Even though we walked away from the lawsuit in 2018, he decided he wanted revenge and sought sanctions against us. The battle...

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What Is Spiritual Leadership?

Today my mom totaled her car in an accident. And I was reminded just how blessed I am. While I was Ubering this afternoon I received a text from my mom saying that she had just totaled her van and asked if either I or Josh would come and help her. My heart stopped for...

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Lawsuit Update: Appellate Court

October 20th, 2015. Yesterday was the four year anniversary of the initial filing of the lawsuit against my former cult leader. Four years. Who knew one’s life could completely change in just four short years? Today I sit back in awe of everything I and my fellow...

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What Is A Girl Worth?

Never in my life have I read a more impactful book. After many of my fellow plaintiffs had read and recommended this book to me after its release in September, I finally downloaded the audio version this week and began to listen. I was not prepared for how it would...

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I Have A Disability

I have a disability. There, I said it. For the first time in my life. Crohn’s disease is legally classified as a disability in the U.S according to the SSA. Yet all my life people have told me I should never label myself. “Words have power”, they said. “If you claim...

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When You Just Can’t Forget…

I feel restless today. I’m itching to be somewhere where I’m not yet. I’m yearning for a place of healing where I have not yet reached. The last several weeks I’ve been going through a rough patch in my healing journey. Some dark memories have been resurfacing a lot...

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Lawsuit Update — Year Four

Today my friend Rachael Denhollander shared this quote on her Facebook page. The cost, emotional and physical, to see this through has been greater than many will ever know. But I did it because it was right. No matter the cost, it was right. ~ Rachael Denhollander It...

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Welcome Home, Joshua!

After two days of visiting friends and family in Oregon, two days packing up Josh’s life, and four days covering 2,098 miles across the U.S. we finally arrived back in Kansas City at almost 3am last night. Joshua and I learned so much about each other on this trip....

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