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Do you ever get the feeling that something significant is about to change? That your present “ordinary” is about to be exchanged for a new normal? It’s one of those seasons for me. An off-hand joke tossed out. A random suggestion at the most unexpected time. And the soul stirs…longing, hoping, dreaming…(Read More)

I sat restless, my certainties from just hours before upended. Surrounded by coffee house chatter, the smell of roasting beans, and a sense that life was about to shift in a dramatic way, I poured out my heart on paper. The years and my choices had taken me far from God. My dreams, ambitions, they…(Read More)

Sitting easy at a coffee shop, hugging the warmth of my cup, struggling to know where to begin when the hardness pounds me upon waking. Having opened my eyes to a message of desperation and despair, beginning a day with heartbreak where hope was anticipated, I could pray for so many answers, but the only…(Read More)

We need to be careful of what we say, and what we think we could never do. When we believe a lie we are capable of doing what we once thought we could never do. This is another confirmation of the importance of seeking the Kingdom first…(Read More)

The act of sinning is different than sin itself. Much like telling the truth is different than truth, living is different from life and dying is different from death. For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of…(Read More)

“Felling”: To cut or break down… So let’s talk about feelings.  Specifically about one great lie this world tells us: Following your heart is the key to living successfully. In our vernacular, we consider that our thoughts originate in our minds and our feelings originate in our hearts.  Some of us may try to…(Read More)

Some days, being “mama” isn’t all-too easy.  It can be far easier to see the bad behavior rather than the amazing gift standing before us.  So, what do we do when the amazing seems hidden?  How do we call out our children to be who God has designed and declared them to be…(Read More)

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)

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)

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