Like any home that runs on love, you’ll find this space inviting, empathic and sometimes a mess. I hope sharing my mess serves as a witness of hope.

A bit more about me: I am married to Victor and am a mother continuing to grow a heart and family of grace. Here you will read about our children: Grant and his wife Lauren, Dustin, Zach and our daughter, Tori. You will also read about family and friends who form my posse and people I consider inspiring, courageous, wise, broken, beautiful and who are vulnerable with their REAL.

I am also a certified lay counselor, spiritual coach and a trainer and facilitator for leaders of small groups. I am a passionate warrior/advocate in the fight against sex trafficking. My creative imagination has gotten me into trouble sometimes, but for the most part my dreams are geared toward bringing a taste of Heaven to earth.

Ellen Oelsen


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Prayer and Care

I believe in the power of prayer. I love to lead others in discovering peace through the processes of contemplative prayer, intercessory prayer and play.  If you are looking for a space for a personal retreat of care through prayer, spiritual guidance or rest, please contact me by email:

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Give With Me

As part of my ministry, I look for causes I believe in to support. Currently, I am raising funds and awareness for Red Tent Living. As a writer for Red Tent Living, I have experienced first hand the  radical grace that community provides for women to connect with God, self and others.Right now, Red Tent Living is accepting sponsorship donations for their Brave On Conference, a one day event this fall where women can engage their stories with courage and vulnerability.

I invite you to join me in sponsoring this life-changing event. You can give to a specific conference need, or customize your gift. One life lived with intentionality can make a difference to change cultures and bring Love to our local communities and the world. Help tell that story.

Become a Sponsor

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All proceeds from my store are donated to causes committed to the recovery and restoration of sex trafficked victims.

I am honored to share the hats, necklaces, shirts, and art I have designed to raise funds and awareness for a cause I believe in. You can browse my products available for purchase or contact me for a custom order to suit your needs.