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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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. [...]

What the Whole 30 Is Teaching Me

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

I think about food. A lot. I take pictures of my food. I scroll through food blogs and drool unashamedly. I run so I can eat food. I try new recipes and never hesitate when it comes to something sweet after a meal. Some of my very best memories are around the table, good food, good [...]

Praying the B Word

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: foundational truth, imperfectly brave|

“Uncertainty as to our relationship with God is one of the most enfeebling and dispiriting of things. It makes a man heartless. It takes the pith out of him. He cannot fight. He cannot run. He is easily dismayed and gives way. He can do nothing for God. But when we know that we are of [...]

Women In The Word: Death of the Prayer Journal

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Women In the Word|

As a pastor's wife, I know each woman, no matter how seasoned in the Lord, can potentially hold shame and doubt and tears. And hiding it under the guise of church attendance isn't doing us any good. That is why I created this series: Women in the Word. I want to showcase other women's stories and how the [...]

Four Ways To Grow In Intimacy With God

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: intimacy with God|

Women want intimacy with God. We really do. Many of us find pockets of it while we are doing a Bible study or when we join a community group. But then the Bible study ends or something awkward happens in the community  group....and our "intimacy" fizzles. How can we maintain a sweet, intimate relationship with the [...]

What I’m Praying for Holy Week

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

This Holy Week, I’m fully convinced if we understood more of who God is, and how much He loves us our lives would change dramatically. Not just our eternal lives, but our lives in the “dirt-under-our-feet” and “roofs-over-our head” lives. But we often temper God’s qualities. Case in point: could God’s love actually cover all of [...]

When You Can’t Sing Great Is Thy Faithfulness

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: foundational truth|

On Sunday our worship leader led us in a familiar song, “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and big, hot tears rolled down my cheeks. I could taste each tear as they ran inward toward my lips, either being caught by the corner of my mouth, or by my dress below. I couldn’t sing the words. I couldn’t [...]