Hi, I’m Whitney!

Whitney is the founder of Imperfectly Brave and is passionate about creating a lifestyle out of prayer and community. She is the author of the book and curriculum, too. It’s no surprise that she is a dreamer (with two precious little girls) and a visionary (with a pastor husband who is beyond wonderful). She lives with her family in Liberty, Missouri, and attends a church near a peacock farm.

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How I’m Praying for My Pre-schooler

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: foundational truth, prayer|

She’s recently discovered imaginary friends, actually an imaginary family to be exact. Her caterpillar family lives in her princess tent to the left side of her room. She puts them to sleep at night and sometimes her caterpillar mom needs certain items brought to her (what a luxury), which means the caterpillar home becomes quite [...]

When You’re Tired And Want To Give Up

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: foundational truth|

She was secure in herself, her God and her calling. I repeat, she was secure in herself, her God and her calling. And no light calling it was. She believed she was the woman to lead the French to win the war versus England in the 1400s. She was a nobody from nowhere. And a teenager [...]

The Unlikely Ways We Handle A Deep Sadness

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: foundational truth|

We will all suffer deep loss eventually. A time in our lives where a sadness hangs like a thick fog over a valley, weighty at one glance, but somehow one wades through the fog. That’s what we do, right? We keep moving forward through the fog because the fog allows for movement. The world requires movement. [...]

About That Pink Boom Box (and worship in general)

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: Women In the Word|

I am a swayer. Find me in the back of the room and there I'll be -- swaying, baby on hip, arms in the air, chin lifted to the heavens. I haven't always been like this - a woman recklessly abandoned in worship. I feared man and what he might say to me. But in [...]

A Conversation About the Dying Church

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

4000 churches close their doors annually. 10 per day. Thousands of heartbroken people mourn the loss of a building and a family and a place their faith took root. Can’t you recall the place your faith took root? Now imagine that door closing. Worse, see it (hear it), creaking closed to a slow, deadly melody. Can [...]

Motherhood is the Reason, Not the Excuse

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: Women In the Word|

I'm a mama and I sit in the tension of it all; the fears, concerns, joys and celebrations. It is emotionally exhausting - this role of caring for and loving humans, isn't it? Sometimes my brain is more tired than my body and I could cry in the corner while wondering if I am doing anything (just [...]

Where My Girls At? (a talent roll call)

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: foundational truth, The Church|

I recently spoke at a women’s conference and asked women to look at one another, eyeball to eyeball, and say one thing they are good at to the person sitting next to them. At first, they giggled at me, but that nervous laughter quickly subsided when they realized no more Mrs. Nice Teacher. I meant business. [...]