On Borrowing Bravery

The first year I started blogging, I did a series on fear. A lot has changed in the years since writing that series, and I no longer battle the same fears that used to plague me. God has taught me a lot about what bravery looks like, and blessed me with numerous friends over the…

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(in)courage, Friendship

We Need Your Story (An Invitation)

Girlfriend, I need to tell you something today, we need your story. Your life is a story written by God. Though you’re living it now, He recorded every line of your life before you were even born. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that…

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Community, Friendship

How To Feed Your Soul

You can be so busy you forget to feed your soul. I called her late in the afternoon, without much warning, and even less to offer. There’d be no quiet space out amid the hum of a restaurant or coffee shop. Just the shooshing of my dishwasher and the sight of my kitchen sink piled…

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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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Friendship, Grace, Guest posting

  I’m pressing pause here for the month of June and have opened up my blog for some beautiful guests posts by a few very talented writers. Today’s post comes from Shelly Miller, whom I met online through sharing blog comments. Shelly’s words, always infused with grace, lead me to deeper places of worship, and…

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(in)courage, Courage, Five Minute Friday, Friendship

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” It was His idea, this concept of community, the idea of families–everyone having a place to fit in, to live alongside one another, to share each others burdens, and joys. I’ve lived in…

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