Flood My Heart

Flood My Heart

Rain drove me to the desert. Years of rain, actually. I’d grown up under gray Midwestern skies that lasted weeks in a row during winter and spring. And fall. Recess was soggy grass and slick playgrounds, a purple raincoat and foggy glasses. At fourteen, we moved to...

Burnout, Crisis, and Faith

Burnout, Crisis, and Faith

I wake to two of my favorite things: a cup of coffee on my nightstand and a sky warming for the sunrise. Gratitude should be first on my mind, but in the split second between sleep and awake, my mind rests on an unsettling word: depersonalized. Indicators of burnout...

Sensing My Way Toward God

Sensing My Way Toward God

I grew up in a central Indiana trailer park that smelled of antifreeze and the continuous waft of a neighbor’s cigarette. A half-charred trailer leaned at the park’s entrance, a monument to the short-lived relationship between fire and manufactured homes. All my...

Michelle Stiffler
Michelle Stiffler was a teen mom who experienced extraordinary grace in the church, forever shaping her understanding of faith, choice, hope, and God’s goodness. She believes compassion can spark transformation and she’s passionate about helping others experience both. She is a grant writer and content creator, as well as the Director of Trauma-informed Care at a Phoenix nonprofit for women in crisis and abuse. She is a trainer for the Arizona Trauma-Informed Faith Community, co-host of the Journey On podcast, and she collaborates with local agencies to create approaches that better care for crime victims. Simple hobbies keep her balanced – catching the sunrise, baking bread, all things fitness, teaching Barre classes, bike rides to coffee shops with her husband, and time spent with her four kids (2 teens, 2 adults) and grandson. She writes about faith, crisis, and courage at http://www.onemoretruth.com. Her work has been featured with Fathom, (in)courage, Ruminate, Just Between Us, The Joyful Life, Truly Co, Joy of It, Mudroom, and others. Find her at her blog or on Instagram @onemoretruth.

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