Posts Posts by: "Courtney"

I never would’ve imagined not being able to talk at the Declare Conference I attended this past weekend.  I’ve looked forward to this for a year…planning to meet wonderful women who love Jesus and writing as much as I do…talking with the many sponsors that helped make this event possible about…(Read More)

So, the raw truth…at first I didn’t want to be a foster mom.  As in, I said, “Never!”  A string of excuses ensued… “I don’t want to deal with government bureaucracy.” “What if I fall in love and can’t let them go?” “What if we can’t afford it?” “What if…(Read More)

The Stillness Grey

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Fallen leaves embrace dark corners outside the ground floor. Pushed aside, off the trail; product of a few, fenced trees. They are left to be forgotten amidst a concrete and civilized world Until carried away by the promised rain. Layers of dust removed; purity replaces former adulteration Penetrating even the most shadowed spaces, As living…(Read More)

  I don’t know about you, but I for one have walked (several times, in fact) down a road of wondering who I am…who I’m supposed to be.  I’ve tried to answer that question myself many times, with each instance leaving me feeling like I’ve failed. Again. I’ve tried…(Read More)

  I’ll admit I’m not so savvy about the options of phones out there…especially when it comes to comparing features and all.  But one thing I do know about my phone is that the speaker phone setting leaves a lot to be desired. So, when my husband is calling from an out…(Read More)

Declare!

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For me it all started with a single, seemingly random question, “Do you have a blog?  Because if you did, I would read it.” A sweet friend asked me in passing one day and I’m sure she had no idea the seed she planted.  I was tempted to simply take her question as the…(Read More)

Taking a Stand

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I awoke to a flurry of excitement on Facebook and Twitter proclaiming that the Texas Senate had passed House Bill 2 (HB2) which places some hefty restrictions on the abortion industry in the State of Texas.  Those restrictions include a ban on abortions after 20 weeks gestation except in situations which threaten the life of…(Read More)

About four years ago, I sat in my small women’s group and received a personal prophetic word. (For any skeptics out there, let me assure you it’s not weird or frightening with clouds twirling above your head or anything!  New Testament prophecy is all about building up, encouraging and consoling people with your…(Read More)

Got Vision?

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So, life can be difficult sometimes…and a bit mysterious, right?  And when I don’t have a clear vision for what I’m doing, it can get downright frustrating. A few years ago, my hubby and I (finally) agreed that we would homeschool our kids.  (By the way, this post is not about whether…(Read More)

Embracing the Mess

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I failed finger-painting in kindergarten.  Spaghetti sauce splatters on my stove-top bug me. Crumbs on the floor following cornbread at dinner make me go “eew!” And, yet, God gave me kids. Maybe He wanted to teach me some things?  Just maybe. Living is a messy thing.  As much as I’d like it…(Read More)

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