Grace, Guest posting, Surrender

I ignored their begging, as they asked repeatedly where we were going. I wanted to see the surprise and joy on their faces when we arrived, with no pre-concived notions about what the day held. Just a handful of days left to see the butterfly exhibit–that’s what my friend tells me late in the afternoon,…

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Sisters In Bloom, Struggle, Trust

If it feels like I keep talking about waiting, it’s because I do. I keep talking about it because we are all waiting for something, and when the wait grows too long according to our expectations, we risk giving up, we risk losing hope. I’m waiting for something. We all are. Lessons are learned in…

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Sisters In Bloom

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19 This verse has been charging out at me for days. God is taking…

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Growth, Obedience, One Word

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 I’m not much for New Years resolutions. In making them,  I am choked by the weight of obligation to uphold them, and when I stumble…

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Courage, Five Minute Friday, writing

I cannot believe this is the last Friday of this year. I am always astounded at how the days can sometimes drip slow, a dark molasses of sticky brown pooling at life’s counter edge and yet the years whirl past so quickly, whipped up by a frenzied mixer into something sweet and thick that runs…

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Advent, Children, Christmas, Giving Thanks

Four Christmas’s ago, in the middle of the gift exchange, they stopped opening gifts because they were tired. Overwhelmed. And there was no where left to sit. We waded through the mountains of shiny paper and sparkling ribbons, trying to make sure we weren’t throwing anything away. And I frowned watching them run out of…

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Courage, Faith, Grace, Growth, Guest posting, Loss

  I am struggling for words today. My writing throat is dry and scratchy and everything is just coming out jumbled and ugly. So I am just going to sit back. Just wait. It will come… In the meantime, my friend Clare from Peak 313 Fitness is sharing my story over at her site. I had…

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