Posts Posts by: "Courtney"

Wanted Person

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We’ve all felt it…in one way or another…that feeling of being unwanted.  Of being denied our own value…our own personhood.  When another person’s opinion of us defined our worth. Picked last for the team… Shunned from the established clique… Forgotten on a birthday… But what about those whose very being…(Read More)

Has your mind ever gotten stuck, so stubbornly stuck on a matter that you can’t seem to shake it off? I’ve been “stuck” in the wilderness with the Israelites lately, hanging out in Exodus, Numbers and Deuteronomy primarily.  Days and days of research, of diving deeper, of asking questions.  And finally, something jumped…(Read More)

I am over at Single Matters chatting about the kind of love that defines.  What kind of lies have you believed about how your relationships define you?  They may not be what you think… Hop on over to Single Matters and join the discussion! &nbsp…(Read More)

It’s almost too easy to slip into a sea of hopelessness as we face this complicated thing called “life”.  For those who have found their salvation in Jesus, it can still be overwhelming just dealing with the day-to-day. But, what if it was intended to be simple?  What if the complexity of…(Read More)

When I was still in the throes of brand-new motherhood, with my first-born just a few months old, I felt defeated.  Too little sleep…too many emotions…too much I didn’t know. Steve was working ridiculous hours back then, from home.  So, he was there, but he wasn’t.  It was a…(Read More)

Living the Seasons

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I am the Autumn The leaves, some red, some gold Others fallen and brown Those reminiscent of times gone Lessons learned And fruit grown from a life well-lived Now for others to glean, to be nourished The wind blows and scatters what I’ve grown, No longer to my benefit, but to nameless others…(Read More)

Being Fully

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A tall piece of pink card stock graced my dresser top throughout 2013.  A list of specific goals.  Not so much resolutions to begin on January 1st as they were habits or accomplishments to develop and fulfill throughout the year.  It made January easier to swallow in 2013, knowing that I didn’t need to…(Read More)

When I was a kid, the Christmas tree, in all its colorful, illuminated glory mesmerized me.  The family time we spent putting it up…the lights breaking up the post-dinner darkness…sparkling on the nearby windows.  It was magical. And, even once I started my own family with my husband, the Christmas tree was…(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 to…(Read More)

How do you deal with loss?  When you’ve had no say in a situation and you find yourself with a huge, gaping hole in your life. Here’s Shiuli’s story, a young Nepalese woman who found hope in the face of tremendous loss.   Amidst the 700,000 people living in Kathmandu, Shiuli was…(Read More)

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