(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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Books, Faith, Guest posting

Spiritual Growth Lessons from…Caiaphas?

 As we wind down these final days until Refine {the retreat} I’ve invited a friend to write here today. I’m honored to share the following article from my friend, and fellow Author, Ed Cyzewski. Spiritual Growth Lessons from… Caiaphas? When I think of Caiaphas, I think of a scheming, murderous, angry priest dressed in black…

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Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings

A prayer for your weekend May you be overwhelmed this weekend by the magnitude of God, by the abundance of His love and the constant tenderness of His unfailing mercy. Sharing this post in community with Sandra and Deidra

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31 Days (Creativity)

The Sense Of The Beautiful

This is the last post in this 31 Days series of quotes about creativity. I hope you have enjoyed it! I have put together a little something for my subscribers, so if you haven’t yet, you can subscribe HERE and you should see the link for the gift in your email. Thanks for joining me,…

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Art, BibleDude, Giving Thanks

On Owning Your Creativity

The more I learn about myself, the more I’m growing to see that it is possible to be something, whether I claim it for myself or not. The truth about who we are isn’t based on our perceived reality, but rather exists outside of ourselves, because it is truth. I am not God’s child only…

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Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings “We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.” ― C.S. Lewis Weekend Reads Beth Moore and THIS post on Grace. For all the second borns out there (me too!) THIS from Jennifer Lee. This book (trailer), from my friend Emily?…

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Five Minute Friday

Small

On friday’s, we write for  five short minutes without editing and gussying the page. We spill what rises to the surface and share it, bravely with others, and we encourage. We give virtual high fives and hugs and pats on the back, sometimes, we gather in prayer too, for the broken stories, the wounded stories…

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Five Minute Friday

Listen

Days unfold to the sounds of various birds chattering just outside of our room. They’re so loud, it sounds like more than are really there. I lay in bed and I listen. All is quiet, save their conversations in the vine that wraps over the pergola. I call it “the neighborhood” for all of the…

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BibleDude

He’s in tears over his propensity to worry. He’s crying over his chicken fingers, I know this is more than the fact that he is admittedly over-tired. These tear come from a deeper place. A fearful place I know too well. He builds fences around himself by way of rules and regulations, 1,2,3 steps that…

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