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Sacred Places and New Beginnings

This-a hospital of all places-has become a sort of sacred ground for our family. Three years ago it saved my firstborn’s life. Last year it saved both my life and…

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A Letter to the One Consumed with Anger

Hi Friend, I’m going to attempt to go somewhere a little sensitive today.  You might find yourself hating me and wanting me to leave you alone, but just try to…

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To the One Who Keeps Getting Knocked Down

Hi friend, I have this scene that I replay in my head sometimes. There are two men in a boxing ring.  One of the men obviously has the upper hand…

Letters of Hope

Hi Friend, Could we skip the ‘Hi, how are you’s” and the “Fine, nothing new’s”, and get beneath the surface for a minute? I know, I know, that’s so awkward,…

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On Vulnerability, Friendship, and Being Brave 

“Could you just speak to me today, Lord?” I prayed as a I sat on the ground in my backyard. “Could you just remind me of your truth and that…

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Why We are Celebrating the Anniversary of My Husband’s Career Loss

*Disclosure: This post was read and had every word approved by my husband prior to posting.*    The devil tried to bury me, but he didn’t realize I was a…

My First Guest Post! 

Hello readers! I’m so excited to let you know about my very first guest post that went live this morning!  My good blogging friend, Barbie Swihart has invited me to…

Step of Faith

When Your Step of Faith Looks Like Standing Still

Three months. That’s how long it’s been since I’ve posted anything here. Not exactly what I had in mind….. When I began this blog in October, I was so ecstatic…

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Advent Week Two – Peace, The Spacious Place

It is now the second week of Advent.  We have been journeying these last ten days with Ann Voskamp and learning what it means to unwrap The Greatest Gift, the…

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Advent Week One – Hope, The Tender Shoot

Love came down and found me. It found me.  I couldn’t find it on my own. Surrounded by darkness, I was lost and didn’t know where to look. In the…

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