Growth, Hope, Struggle, Surrender

When It’s A Slow Transfiguration

A week ago I sunk my toes into the sugar-white sands in Destin, and tried hard to release the junk I’d carried with me to the sea. I wanted a transfiguration moment. I wanted a soul-shattering revelation that would send me home altered forever. I went there bone-dry, weary and in need of healing. But…

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Growth, Love, Obedience, Struggle, Surrender

On Bringing A Different Way

This Advent, as I wait for Jesus’ coming, I’ve been thinking about what it means to  live out the gospel call to love my neighbors, my family members, and strangers alike, in a way that demonstrates grace, rather than judgment, and how I can hold to my own convictions in the midst of such a…

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discipleship, Faith, Growth

On Invitations Instead Of Force

Growing up with a Dad in the military had its perks. Notably, the overseas travel we enjoyed on a couple of different occasions. One of my most memorable seasons abroad was spent in Italy, where I attended an Italian preschool run by Italian Nuns. Despite the fact that is has been well over 34 years since I…

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Growth, Guest posting, Motherhood

Thoughts On Struggling Well

I don’t know how many times I have thought of sitting down here to write, over the last several weeks. I’ve been trying to get caught up after a whirlwind trip to Allume. I was home for a week and then hopped a plane to Colorado for another super-fast trip. Life here is full, and it’s…

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Growth

Stretch

It started when a friend emailed asking for a guest post and mentioned my photography as part of the post. And then within that same week, another friend sends me a bold message telling me in essence to own what I do, when I play with my camera–to remove that word–“wannabe“. These nudges out of nowhere stretch…

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Broken Body, Growth, Obedience

Get To Work (How To Beat Envy)

The crocus sprung up this past weekend while I was away. When I’d packed up the car Thursday morning I’d seen their tips peeking up, all green with promise. Sunday morning when I returned, in my rush out the door to go to church I saw them–blooming buttery soft against the dry, gray mulch. They are the…

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Growth, One Word

One Word To Change Everything

When I discovered the One Word concept in place of New years resolutions, I think my soul took a deep breath. I have a long track record of broken resolutions in my past and so choosing only one word in the new year felt like a more manageable option–at the very least, I felt like I…

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