Giveaways, Guest posting

Healing is a Love Story

The thing that surprises people about my new book, Beads of Healing: Prayer, Trauma, and Spiritual Healing, is that it’s a love story. It’s the story of how God’s deep love carried me through trauma and pain, along the journey of healing, and to a place of complete peace. It’s my true story. Granted, it didn’t feel like…

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Books, Come Lord Jesus, create

In The Waiting

Waiting is never easy, yet so much of our lives are spent in waiting seasons. Back in September when I first read “December 7: Kairos, Not Chronos” in Kris Cameally’s new Advent book Come, Lord Jesus, I was in a season of waiting for a month-long creative block to end. And that “waiting” took place…

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Books, Come Lord Jesus

Work In Progress

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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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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Hope, One Word

Where Hope Grows

My shovel cut through the plastic bag of top soil, I couldn’t lift the weight of that bag for all my trying. Obviously it wasn’t air-tight because the soil inside was so heavy, saturated from recent rains. The weight of all of that water–I couldn’t even get it up on it’s end. I cut in…

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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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Compassion, Dominican Republic

The Unexpected Reason For Change

“You’ll be changed by this,” That’s what they said. “You’ll never be the same,” I heard repeatedly, as the time for departure grew closer. “It’s going to be a hard trip”, People told me. The only other experience that even comes close to this adventure with Compassion International, was a trip I took at 18 years…

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