He Makes Me Brave

Gina Butz courage, faith 0 Comments

I recently started a new role in our ministry, and I find myself again in uncomfortable places. They’re uncomfortable because they are unfamiliar. I’m being introduced to people I don’t know as someone who has something to offer. I don’t know how they will respond to my ideas, my actions, if they want what I have to give. They’re uncomfortable …

Do It Scared

Gina Butz anxiety, courage 1 Comment

So I have this ambition to write a book about transition. I’m good at ambition – I’m ambitious about a lot of things. But most of those things are within my grasp, private, typical. Or if they aren’t, no one knows about them anyway, so they don’t know that I failed. In this, success or failure is not something I …

Out of Our Comfort Zone

Gina Butz courage 0 Comments

Confession: I played on what might have been the worst high school soccer team ever. We didn’t score one goal my junior year. We lost one game 0-21. That’s a bad football score. So it was with great joy that I watched our daughter’s team leave a trail of wins in their wake as they blazed through the spring season …

Being Human

Gina Butz courage, grace, identity 2 Comments

So I’m in this women’s group about shame. Yep, shame. Sounds fun right? And not at all awkward. We’re talking about it because it’s the topic of a book we’re reading by Brené Brown, and if you don’t know who she is you should go find out. Wow. Just wow. The book we’re reading is called I Thought it was …