Faith, Grief, Guest posting, Journey, The Cultivating Project

Remember God

Sometimes, when I close my eyes, snapshot-memories of my childhood sneak up on me. Today, I saw myself, nine years old, pumping my spindly legs back and forth on the old metal swing set left behind by previous owners of that house. I swung, face pointed towards the cornfield that flanked the back of the…

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Guest posting, Surrender

On Surrender

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.  For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world…

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Lent, Surrender

Now Is The Time

Struggle and loss punctuated the joy of our Advent season. We moved through Epiphany in a haze of grief and acceptance, mingling with expectation and restoration. And here, we find ourselves entering this contemplative, reflective season of Lent, with a new hope we’d abandoned back in December. Time is a strange thing. Winter hangs on…

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Faith, GraceTable

On Inviting and Faith Illustrated

*This post contains affiliate links. This costs you nothing more, and helps keeps the lights on here on the blog. Everybody wins.*  When my daughter got sick last week I found myself with a quiet couple of hours to get into my new Illustrated Faith bible journaling kit. She’d worn a brave face all morning but…

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Book Reviews, Books, Motherhood

On Learning To Parent Different Kids

We’re an anxious bunch here. Anxiety runs red through our veins and upon closer inspection of the family trees, it’s apparent, that it has for generations. Some of us walk around with our shoulders near-permanently affixed just beneath our ears because that’s one way anxiety grabs hold and doesn’t let go. We forget to breathe. We…

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Advent, Guest posting

As We Wait

On October 18th, my 2nd book, Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting releases!! For the next few weeks I have invited the members of my “street team”  to share their stories and reflections on the book, the topic of waiting, and Advent. Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for the FREE download…

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Guest posting

How Am I wanting To See God Move Today?

On October 18th, my 2nd book, Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting releases!! For the next few weeks I have invited the members of my “street team”  to share their stories and reflections on the book, the topic of waiting, and Advent. Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for the FREE download…

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Book Reviews

Falling Free

I stumbled into Shannan Martin some nearly 7 years ago, when I was new into the blogging world. Following a link-up, or some other chain of links, I found myself reading at her (then titled site) FlowerPatch Farm Girl. I was immediately hooked. In those days, she and her husband lived on what appeared to be,…

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(in)courage, Community

Happiness Profile: Relator

I love people. If you know me at all, this is not news to you. Almost nothing feeds my soul more than spending time with people I care about, and who care about me. At the end of an evening spent with friends, I can barely fall asleep because my mind and heart are still…

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