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Do you ever feel like you’re a disappointment to others? Like you can never meet their expectations? How can we approach people who have unrealistic expectations of us? What are we responsible for and what isn’t ours to take on? Discover one mindset shift that can end your people-pleasing days and guard…(Read More)

I’d lost hope completely. Whenever someone offered to pray for me…for this issue…I’d smile and say, “Sure, thanks!” But, inside, my heart had grown cold. I knew the prayer lifted up in genuine concern and out of love for me would fall flat. After living with a diagnosis for more than…(Read More)

God and the Waves

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God and the waves Terrifying. Soothing. Predictable patterns within incredible unpredictability. Each wave different, unique. Each move of God different, unique. Crashing waves roll in, never ceasing. Listen for the pounding presence A whisper, a roar Overwhelming and powerful. The awing invitation Filled with life and deep things unknown Draws me to put toes in…(Read More)

Have you ever felt insecure? It’s something we all deal with and is often an ongoing battle we face as we attempt to live our lives with authenticity and courage. But if we stay in this place of insecurity, it eats away at our emotional health and, in fact, our very sense of identity…(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)

Are You Safe?

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We’ve been talking about the Underground Railroad recently during our homeschool days.  How do you introduce the atrocities that led to the need for such a thing to young children?  How do you teach the horrors of history so that you can also teach the heroics?  How do you explain to children who have…(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)

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)

So we left off from “The Pressure Cooker – Part 1,” with the thought that we need to know our design. God made us in an intimate way, knowing us before we were formed , “For you [God] formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I…(Read More)

Walking out of my office with my family yesterday May 22nd,2013 at 6:47pm, across the street from Southlake Town Square(population not too many, last murder over 15 years ago), we were getting ready for a Daddy/Kiddo date while Mommy had a dinner with the girls. It was just then I heard…(Read More)