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Fail Forward

  Today’s post is written by Summer Hoover, a guest contributor and invaluable friend.  Her insight, humility and openness speak into my life through every conversation we have.  I pray that her thoughts here will bless and challenge you today.   “It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it…

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New Mercies…NOT New Regrets

So, yesterday was a pretty terrible day for me.  Nothing external that happened was bad necessarily.  It was mostly just me…emotions running high and hormones running everywhere.  I was absolutely NOT at my best and I knew it.  (Anyone relating here??) But this morning, something miraculous happened!  I got a fresh start!  I woke up…

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Frozen Toes and Getting Some Perspective

In my mind, our camping trip, and our entire vacation was going to be a time for contemplation and reflection…to be purposeful in examining areas that I need to take back to God. And then reality of what “vacation” means while having preschoolers hit me! One-bedroom hotel rooms, an enclosed vehicle, and a shared tent don’t…