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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Letting The Church Feel Safe Again

By | December 15th, 2016|Categories: The Church, The Word|

I have felt unsafe with my feelings at church. And as I sat around a table with four other fresh, beautiful faces, we all agreed that we have all felt the same. On guard. Unable to share. Afraid of judgment. Or worse, the actual feeling of being judged. Community group comes around and it is time [...]

When You Need to Believe Everything Is Possible With God

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: The Word|

I’m used to being the wild one who firmly held the truth that with God everything is possible, but this season I am finding myself in a different place than Christmas past. Truth be told, I am wrestling with the statement we hear Angel Gabriel tell Mary when he suggests that she will bring Jesus, Immanuel, [...]

Three Thoughts for Thanksgiving Eve

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: imperfectly brave|

I’m in California this week and it is sunny and seventy. It is so easy to be thankful in bright skies and big waves. We have gone to the beach every day and you should know this little secret about me: I have never been one to simply lie on a big green beach towel and [...]

Finding Solid Ground

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: The Word|

I'm a beach girl through and through. In just a few short days, my family is headed to Coronado, California and nothing speaks more freedom to this midwestern’s soul. The beach is my sanctuary, a self-declared make-up free zone and a banner that screams freedom. In essence, the beach is solid ground for me. Sure footing. [...]

Three Truths For When We Are Tired and Want to Run Away

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: culture, imperfectly brave|

Lately, it’s felt a bit like a war, hasn’t it? Emotionally my heart + brain + soul have felt wrecked. Damaged. I’ve wanted to run away. With a battleground over Jen Hatmaker’s statements about gay marriage being holy, the presidential battlegrounds and my own personal drama, I can’t quite keep holding on. I am tired. I [...]

Dear Christian, I Have Good News

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: imperfectly brave, prayer|

Dear Christian, I have good news. Inspiration isn’t enough anymore. Why am I telling you this? Why is this good news? Because it will most certainly cut through the noise and it is certainly loud. I can almost see you recoiling at that sentence. We like inspiration. It is why we pick up book after book. [...]

Social Media Fast: And Why It Might Be For You

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: foundational truth|

I’m back from my social media fast — a bit carefully — but I’m definitely back. There are too many words to say and too great an evil not to say them. Overall, I am taking away this: social media is not inherently bad. I love reading about the Bride of Christ and how she is [...]

An Invitation to Slow Down: Words to Heed Before we Burn Out

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: foundational truth, imperfectly brave|

Dear sister (we are sisters after all), I find it important to glean from women who are wiser than myself and deeply hidden in Christ. Fortunately, I have several of these women; beautiful friends who take time to listen to my burdened soul, celebrate every day lovelies and take note of weary bones. Today I want [...]

Pursuing Dreams: a lesson on pursuit

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: biblical leadership|

Imperfectly Brave sister, maybe you have forgotten? Maybe in the grocery lists and gymnastic classes and piles of homework and bills — maybe you just up and forgot how to dream. Or maybe you had a dream but at this point it seems far away (like that au natural hair we once had). Well, listen in [...]