Obedience, Sacrifice, Surrender

Same Old Story

A couple of weeks ago, I held a microphone in my hand and told my messy-pride story to 150 of the most gracious women, who laughed at all the right moments, and caught their breath with me when I fought back tears. I prayed (begged) God to keep me from completely dissolving when I told…

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Sacrifice

My Sister, My Hero

My belly expanded with my first pregnancy all those months, while she slept underneath a humvee all the way around the world from us. It was the beginning of the war, and so many other things we hadn’t imagined. We plastered the flag all over our cars and we rallied, that we would “never forget.” …

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Faith, Obedience, Sacrifice, Worship

It’s true that I am a morning person. But that doesn’t always mean waking up early is easy for me. Still, there’s a reason I sacrifice a little sleep every day– Come join me over at Kat’s place today, we’re talking about Why It’s Worth It To Loose A Little Sleep.  (<–Click this link to…

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Children, Compassion, Sacrifice, The Church

Pssst, hey there. You know that crazy place we sometimes spend too much time pouring over, hoarding images, stockpiling ideas like there’s a shortage of genius coming?  Yeah, that place–Pinterest. What if we took a break from pinning the excess and pinned a few things that remind us not of what we want, but of…

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Grace, Hope, Lent, Passion, Sacrifice, Worship

Five Minute Friday prompt- light The burn of repentance makes the heart squint like eyes adjusting from darkness to light. It’s painful when it all comes flooding in, when the filth pours out. I started lent with a rock wedged so deep, the only excising of it would come with a torrent of face-planted prayers,…

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Faith, Grace, Lent, Sacrifice, Surrender

I’ve been stumbling along this winding path through Lent and it’s been so noisy. The desire to find space, to reflect on the journey this far pulls hard at my heart. I cannot ignore it. I don’t want to ignore it. I’m looking for Communion. With Him. With my family. I am reminded of the…

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Faith, Lent, Passion, Sacrifice, Trust, Worship

“But the way of Christ is cross bearing. Christ offers us resurrection power, and hence the hope of renewing rather than losing the old. But the renewal always involves crucifixion. Many of us are too comfortable to be willing.” ~Vern Poythress I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be real. I talked…

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