I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a firm believer in authenticity and grace and truth. I’m not here to craft the perfect picture of life or throw a bunch of cute ideas at you. We need more vulnerability and real talk in our lives.
I believe that you and I were made for more—more courage, more peace, more purpose, more of the things that actually matter in life. Most of us are just searching for this in our everyday lives, and I believe we can find this if we anchor our lives to the Father.
He has so much more for us. He invites us into more, and more is what we pursue together!
Recent Blog Posts
Today the lies come faster than I can keep up with—loud and debilitating—but I don’t think I’m alone in this. I think each of us experiences days like this when we fight to keep our heads above water. As the voices shout their unwelcome advice, they hold us in a place...
My friend, Becky Beresford invited me to write a guest blog post for her blog. Becky is an incredibly talented writer, speaker, and blogger. For over two years, she's invited women to write their stories of bravery on her blog. You can catch a glimpse of my story...
The summer is moving all too quickly, but also so slowly. It’s a feeling I’ve never quite experienced except during these hot summer days with no central AC. I am a wimp in more ways than one in the heat and humidity of the Midwest. Chicago effectively turns into a...
A Place Called Braverly
The Father has so much more for you! Check out A Place Called Braverly, co-written by Kristy Mikel and Kate Berkey.
A Place Called Braverly is a charge for the women of God to live brave, dream bravely, and influence bravery because the Father created them to be women of courage.
Too often, women allow shame, lies, and doubts to hold them captive to fear, forgetting that the Father’s design—for women to live with bold purpose and daring dreams. Every day, the café and sewing center Braverly seeks to empower and train women from oppressed people groups on the Thailand/Myanmar border, but its heartbeat extends well beyond Mae Sot. Inspired by the work being done within Braverly’s walls, A Place Called Braverly is filled with the vulnerable stories of two missionaries: Kate Berkey and Kristy Mikel.
A Place Called Braverly journeys through Scripture as well as Kate Berkey and Kristy Mikel’s personal stories to discover what it looks like to live bravely—saying yes in the everyday, dreaming beyond limits, and influencing and encouraging bravery in others as followers of Jesus. Within the pages of A Place Called Braverly, readers will interact with creative writing pieces, artwork created by women from Braverly, and unique ways of connecting with the Father. In the end, Berkey and Mikel hope to demonstrate how this heartbeat is more than just the mission of a ministry in Thailand. It is the battle cry for all women.