Mar 27

March 27, 2015

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I Need You

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! I need you. I need you to run your race. I need you to use the gifts and strengths you have been given. I need you to know who you are. I need you to know the Truth so the enemy does not sway you, so the words of others do not cause you to stumble, or worse, quit. I need you to know…

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Mar 25

March 25, 2015

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My best advice

My best advice to you, and to the child I have been given to raise lies in one sentence: Remember who you are and be brave. Know who you are and you will will walk in Truth. Know who God says you are and the words of others cannot cause you to stumble. Know who you are and you will use your gifts and talents well. Know ¬†who you are and others will be drawn to you quiet confidence. Be…

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Mar 23

March 23, 2015

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Open my eyes

Open my eyes, Lord. Help me to see you, to see your people, to see your creation. As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Luke 18:38) The man is told to be quiet by those leading the way. Something must have been stirring within this blind beggar because he called out again, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Father, help me to have the same relentless pursuit of…

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Mar 20

March 20, 2015

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Cinderella Lessons

Cinderella lessons. Cinderella has waltzed into theaters and enchanted movie goers everywhere. Yesterday, I joined the masses and was swept away by the latest installment of this tale. Many of you know the theme threaded through the movie “have courage and be kind.” It weaves in and out of multiple scenes, and is lived out through this fairy tale’s princess. Yet, it was one of the final scenes that grabbed hold of my attention (if you have not seen the…

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Mar 18

March 18, 2015

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For the Love

For the Love, it’s coming soon. In a crazy twist of events, I was selected to be a part of a launch team for Jen Hatmaker’s upcoming book “For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards.” This book, releasing August 18, 2015 will bless your socks off, if you do not laugh them off first. There is so much to share, so much I want to say about this book. However, part of the launch team…

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Mar 13

March 13, 2015

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Springing around

Spring has happened. The sun has been shining, the birds have been chirping, and flowers have begun to bloom. The warmth of the sun is glorious. The monotones of winter have faded away and colors are beginning to appear. It is well with my soul. There is no extreme here, in Spring. The gentle breeze eases the sun’s radiance. Maybe that is why I feel more alive here. Spring feels balanced. Spring reminds me new things are to come while…

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Mar 11

March 11, 2015

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A notebook

A notebook. A spiral notebook. That was all it took. As the new year dawned, I had one goal in mind: write a women’s Bible study. The ideas had been swirling in my head for months, many months. A few blog posts leaped out at me, and I knew they would be the basis of the study. I wrote some, mainly in the form of these blog posts. But a study? It was not happening. I confessed to a friend…

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Mar 9

March 9, 2015

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Worship together

Worship together. Communities, cities, denominations of all kinds. I wonder why we are content in our separate buildings, on differing corners, proclaiming the unity of Christ while separating ourselves from one another. Friday morning, I sat toward the back of the room. Twenty years separated me from the majority of those present. Beautiful white haired women filled in, a meeting to bring together various religions. We all worship the same God, but not together, not on Sundays. There is strength…

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Mar 6

March 6, 2015

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Fixer Upper

There are few shows I adore as much as HGTV’s Fixer Upper. In fact, there is no other show I adore like this one. My adoration is not due to the amazing house transformations, the stunning kitchens, how beautiful the relationship between Chip and Joanna is, or even the hilarious lines often being spouted by Chip. While all of these elements combine to create an incredible show, it is how they are able to see the beauty within the mess…

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Mar 4

March 4, 2015

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The power of love

We cannot deny the power of love. However, I often wonder if we truly understand love. The purest, most complete love I know is God’s love. I am increasingly aware of how little I understand how vast and how powerful His love is. If I truly understood the depth of His love, my perceptions would change, my conversations would change. If I understood what it means that God loves me, my relationships would change. My actions and my words would…

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