Children, Faith, Journey, Struggle

They’d been begging me to go all summer. And the truth is, I love this place as much as they do, but it can be dangerous and I tend to fret about them the whole time. Because it’s open to the public, some days the crowd is overwhelming, it takes about two seconds to loose…

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Everything Book, Struggle, Surrender

For the next several Monday’s I’ll be reflecting on thoughts stirred by reading Mary DeMuth’s upcoming book,Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus. Calling All People Pleasers Of course it would happen that I read chapters three and four in this particular moment of life. In the last month I’ve…

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Guest posting, Struggle, Worship

Our life’s tapestry with it’s various tears and snags, the frayed ends of it letting loose without end–how many times had I wanted to roll it up and toss it out for it’s ugliness? I’d only seen the shrapnel. I’d completely missed the beauty. In certain recent seasons, I’ve battled for vision–hungering to see. I’ve…

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Faith, Giving Thanks, Growth, Struggle

In the swaying and manuvering through my days, I still mange to get lost.  I stumble over toys and books and as my feet slip, so does my mind, off into space, thinking about other things, worldly things.  There’s this big temptation to take it all for granted- to look around and shrug ungrateful in…

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Five Minute Friday, Grace, Growth, One Word, Struggle, Trust

It’s Friday, just a couple minutes into the new day and my eye lids droop with exhaustion, my feet hurt from the miles I’m trying to run, literally, figuratively–in every way, I am worn out. But I’ve got five minutes, and I’m sure you do too, so we’re gonna let ‘er rip, set these pent…

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Broken Body, Dreams, Faith, Giving Thanks, Grace, Growth, Struggle, Surrender

“Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.” Brennan Manning “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 When I tucked him into bed the other night and said “I love you” his immediate response was…

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