Eight years ago, I sat in my professor’s office and said, “I think maybe I’m in the wrong program.”

Eight years ago, I sat in my professor’s office and said, “I think maybe I’m in the wrong program.”

I was halfway through a graduate counseling program I loved, and I’d heard a question posed by a complete stranger which caused me to doubt my direction.

“What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?”

I repeated the question to him and said, “My answer isn’t counseling. It’s writing. It’s always been writing.”

He looked right at me and said, “First of all, that’s the stupidest question I’ve ever heard. Failure is always an option. My question for you is this: if you knew failure was a possibility, what would you do anyway?”

And then, because he is ridiculous and appreciates logic, he asked why I couldn’t do both.

So here I am. Doing both.

It turns out, I love counseling more than I could have ever imagined loving a career, and writing fits right in with it. They make each other better.


I’m Becca. I’ve been married to Matt for 20 years, and we have four kids through birth and adoption. As a licensed professional counselor, I have the privilege of sitting with clients in some of their hardest and best days. Through their stories, I learn perspectives I’ve never seen, develop grace where I haven’t had it before, and cultivate courage from their vulnerability.

Through my own story of losses and healing and everything in between, I’m learning that my faith wasn’t really faith until it was tested. And it isn’t as black and white as I once thought. That’s ok. Although I’m collecting more questions than answers, I know in the deepest parts of me that God is faithful and good. I’m learning to sit in the tension of the rest.

I’m glad you’re here. Let’s explore how our faith intersects with the brokenness and beauty of everyday life. We may not come up with answers, but together, we can feel less alone in the questioning. And more alive in the beauty around us.

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