Just In Time

This Just For You is just in time for summer. You’ll find something to hear, something to read, and something to watch that is sure to make you feel like you’re walking on sunshine. When you get to the good parts. I’m listening again to a podcast series I recommended a couple of years ago…

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Now What?

My time in grad school is officially over. For now. Maybe forever. Maybe not. But this one is finished. I feel a strange mix of gladness, relief, and sadness. A favorite song of mine called Breakfast at Tiffany’s has this line and I feel it acutely right now. “So what now? It’s plain to see…

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Love Is the Way

It takes courage to grow, because change is uncomfortable and sometimes painful. It takes courage to face the shadow parts of ourselves and to crawl out of the ruts we’re stuck in. It takes courage to own up to our mistakes and learn from them. It takes courage to be willing to take a deep…

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She Deserves Better…We All Deserve Better

This is not only an endorsement of a book I just read and helped launch, it is another Just For You of curated resources that fit with the book. When I heard Sheila Wray Gregoire and her daughter were writing another book and asking for launch team members, I didn’t hesitate to join. After listening…

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Until Then

I write about this often because I believe it’s essential to how we live into who God created us to be. We are not educated on how to be in the world or how to navigate relationships. Instead, we’re taught about what to do, what kind of jobs fit our personality, what careers make us…

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Hello, I’m Marie.

I am an essayist, student, speaker, and spiritual guide - in my spare time. Currently an accounting professional, I've always been a teacher and pastor at heart, so I'm making a change. I'm working toward an MDiv at Wesley Seminary and my MA in Christian Spiritual Formation and Leadership at Friends University. Several years ago, I went through a season of untangling my faith from man-made traditions and came to know Jesus in a new way. As I learn about the wide goodness of God, I guide others in their own spiritual formation, help them know themselves, and journey with them through the stages of faith. I'm wholeheartedly devoted to learning to live like it matters and encourage you to do the same.