I just wanted to drop a note saying I absolutely LOVE reading your blog! What you write is so true and I can tell that it is from the heart, not forced or faked. I hope everything is going well with your non-profit. Keep up the inspiring work! God Bless!

A few days I came across your blog so I decided, as with all blogs of people I vaguely knew, that I’d read an article or two to see if they have anything interesting to say, and then ignore it forever. By luck or Providence, I first read a very moving Wednesday Inspiration meditating on the writings of Flannery OConnor. I was struck by the depths of your understanding and devotion to the Lord. I was inspired to read another, and another. Before I knew it I’d spent Saturday morning reading pretty much your entire blogroll. I have to say, I’m impressed. Your writings marry an uncanny understanding of the workings of the Lord with an eloquence that I rarely see outside of professional theological writings. In short, you give people a lot to think about but make your articles quite fun to read. There were quite a few times where I had to stop and meditate on some aspect or commentary you provided. Not the texts you provided (although they were also good), but on your own thoughts regarding these writings. You have a great gift for spiritual analysis and writing, and you should be proud of that.

I came across your blog via facebook news feed. I’m at work now and have plenty to do, but I couldn’t stop reading. You are so honest and real and there’s so much hope in the way you write. I’m so happy to have found it. I’m amazed at what you’re doing. Your posts bring me a lot of comfort and hope. I’ve been struggling lately with so much and my struggles feel so meaningless sometimes because they stem from weaknesses within myself that I can’t seem to get past… but today is the Triumph of the Cross…and its so perfect that I found your blog today. I’ll pray for you today. Thanks for everything you’re doing!

I just wanted to tell you how amazing the work you are doing is, and how proud I am of you. The work you are doing is so important, and so necessary, and I believe God is glorified by all His beautiful daughters you will help Him heal…surely every one of them is held closely in his heart. My mom and I have been following your work via Facebook for months, and we are so proud of you. Both of us struggled at some point with disordered eating, as I believe so many women do, and when you’re in it, its such a dark place to be. Thank you for your work and your love and hope you are sharing with so many.

I loved your post on I fight him with love. You can just help me by your prayers… and continuing your blog… and by making Made In His Image a reality. You have no idea how much your blog helps me. The fact that you write with knowing that God is there to infinitely love and help you, and sharing how He impacts your life is so comforting. Because I know it too, and it just reaffirms that I’m not alone in this. And sharing your struggle gives hope, and brings in to focus and reality what I and others can hope and pray and work for as well.

Hi Maura, I listened to you speak at JMU and your testimony really touched me and spoke to me. Hearing your testimony really made me think a lot.

I wanted to thank you for coming to speak to the women of JMU the other night. I felt like so many of the words you said were speaking directly to me. I've suffered from an eating disorder since I was 12 years old, and have been working hard on my recovery. Your words really spoke to me and I wanted you to know how much I appreciated you taking the time to speak to us about being a daughter of the Father. I've been going through a relationship where I wasn't able to see my true worth because the guy I was with didn't see me as worth anything. I am praying constantly, and I feel like God truly answered my prayers by allowing me to be at your presentation that night, when I was struggling the most. Thank you so much for your words of inspiration and all that you are doing for all of the daughters of God who are struggling to see the truth.

I am a student at JMU and I attended your talk last night! I was so inspired by everything you said. I am a psychology major and wanted to just sign up to help you as you were talking about everything you wanted to do. And your story is so beautiful and touching, I cried after hearing it.

You are so inspirational to girls. I sent my mom and best friends the link to your blog because it was such a good depiction of what a woman of God should be like.

I hadn't eaten in weeks. Then I read your blog and it gave me the resolve to fight again. Thank you.

I listened to one of your live talks and it changed my life. Your passion is inspiring. I never knew going to therapy was okay, before you told me. Thank you for what you’ve done for me. Made in His Image is an amazing ministry, it saved my life.