Allume, Faith

Alive

If you follow me on Instagram, it’s possible that you’ve bumped into one of my “morning meditations” posts, usually shared between 6-7AM. I wake daily with the goal of getting some time in with my journaling bible and my journal before the kids are all up and our day takes off. This brief, quiet time…

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See You At Allume

In the last several years, I have been learning the value and beauty of allowing God to orchestrate my calendar. Last year, while I wanted to attend the Allume conference, I felt absolutely compelled to attend instead The High Calling retreat, and following that *feeling* led to several divine appointments that once I was there,  I…

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Allume, writing

How To Succeed

It’s 4:30 when the alarm goes off. Admittedly, I am a morning person but even at this hour, I groan at the thought of getting up. Most days it’s closer to 5 when I finally roll back the clovers to make my way to the coffee pot, and the couch for time in prayer, and…

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A Prayer For Writers

  A Prayer For Writers They say writing is a lonely job. I’d argue that for some of us, harder than the loneliness of writing, is the wrestle many of us find ourselves in, between the flesh and the spirit–the stewardship and weight of the gift.  Sometimes, any measure of success (or perceived failure) by way of writing…

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Results Of Rest

It’s been 2 months since I stepped away from writing regularly in this online space. 2 months–that went fast! It wasn’t that I didn’t have anymore stories to tell, or that the desire to write had faded, it had simply been that I had begun to fray at the edges. I needed to re-group and recuperate. I…

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Allume, writing

Before You Can Write

Before You Can Write Every day feels like a trembling walk across a balance beam. I want to do ALL THE THINGS but am severely limited in my time and energy for such a pursuit. It’s a constant effort to find balance between what I need to do, what I’d like to do, and what…

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Allume, Obedience

On Deception And Real Freedom

I’m always a bit uncomfortable writing about sin. Nobody particularly likes that word, and while I am an expert in the practice of it, I worry that I will be accused of being “holier than thou”, which is a banner I wore many years ago, when I locked myself in a prideful shell of judgment…

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Allume, Friendship

The Thing About Inner Rings

Until you conquer the fear of being an outsider, an outsider you will remain. C.S. Lewis, The Weight Of Glory  I transferred to my new high school a month after the school year had started. Uprooted, (literally) two months prior by hurricane Andrew, I’d spent the very beginning of the school year attending a temporary school, while…

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Pushing Past Failure

For years I couldn’t make a decent pancake. I could grill picture perfect steaks and bake bread that could amaze, but pancakes were impossible. It’s been nearly 14 years since I first tried to make a pancake, and I can’t believe I am saying this, but it’s only been in the last 3 years that…

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