Trust, Worship

Time Is Not A Patient Friend

I find myself constantly checking clocks, pacing myself to the silent drill sergeant who orders my comings and goings. By the position of her unbending hands, she holds the power to dictate my every move. “Time waits for no man” so they saying goes, most certainly, time is not a patient friend. My insides gnaw…

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Dreams, Hope, Trust, Worship

In The Season Of Rain

Last night while driving a bus-load of kids home from Taekwondo I watched the sun crown the trees with the last of its golden rays, just before disappearing below the horizon, leaving an orangy-pink sky in its wake. I caught my breath as I alerted my young passengers to the scene, “don’t miss this!” I…

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Obedience, Surrender, Trust

When God Invites You

“We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.” ~Madeline L’Engle It’s been  4 weeks since I stood up in front of the women at Declare and bared some of the uglier parts of my story. I’m still feeling tender from…

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Risk Rejection, Saying Yes To God

When Amy asked me to contribute to her Risk Rejection series this month, I jumped at it before I thought it through. You might say, I leaped before I looked. As the reality of what I would have to write about settled on me, I chided myself for acting so rashly and saying “yes” to…

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Dreams, Grace, Trust, writing

I hadn’t planned on taking a blogging break right now. While so many others are gearing up for 31 days of non-stop posting, I am suddenly feeling the need to just step away a bit. I have a couple of prescheduled posts that will go up during the next couple of weeks, but otherwise, I…

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Book Reviews, Books, Faith, Trust

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. The following is a reflection the ideas in chapters 13 & 14 Last year, two weeks before the sold out conference, God provided me with a ticket…

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Five Minute Friday, Growth, Journey, Trust

Around here, on Friday’s we like to let our hair down just a bit. We write for just five minutes without stressing over our words and we publish it. No second guessing, no fretting. Lisa-Jo picks the prompt, and today it’s Here. Go. There’s this story I’m wanting to tell, here in this space–to you.…

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Dreams, Faith, Growth, Surrender, Trust

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. C.S. Lewis For to me, living means living for Christ, and to die is even better.  Philippians 1:21 NLT…

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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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Dreams, Faith, Five Minute Friday, Trust

Joining with Lisa-Jo and the awesome community who plays along for Five Minute Fridays. Writing for five minutes, linking up, encouraging others. It’s simple enough. The prompt this week,  Opportunity. Go. God does these crazy things and I jump in most times head first because that’s me and that’s how I operate. I don’t always…

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