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The Secret of Waiting When the Promise Feels Unclear

I love this time of year. There’s something about the twinkling of the lights from the Christmas tree piercing the darkness of the early morning that seems to increase my awareness of His presence. He’s so near, summoning me to experience more of Him. Advent—this waiting with an expectancy of our coming King. This year… Continue reading The Secret of Waiting When the Promise Feels Unclear

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What I Learned While Waiting for a Miracle

Darkness loomed as we walked hand-in-hand into the Alabama Children’s hospital that Friday morning. Another heart procedure awaited our six-year-old on the other side of those doors. He was pretty clueless. We were pretty anxious knowing the story could fall apart right as it was getting good. Read more here about our questioning faith. He wasn’t… Continue reading What I Learned While Waiting for a Miracle

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Facing a Difficult Journey? Here’s the Secret to Not Giving Up

When your sister-in-law, who also has a bundle of children, calls to invite you on a girls weekend to the mountains of New York, you go without a second thought. The stars aligned and both our husbands agreed to watch the children. The last weekend in September I found myself boarding a plane alone for… Continue reading Facing a Difficult Journey? Here’s the Secret to Not Giving Up

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Reminders for Overcoming the Storms in Life

The text came across my phone as I was out walking with my neighbor. “Lea, she has a brain bleed. They are transporting her by helicopter.” Her daughter is only ten. She simply went outside before school to ride her bike and took a spill, earning herself a helicopter ride along with a few days… Continue reading Reminders for Overcoming the Storms in Life

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Live Forgiven: Getting Unstuck from Past Regrets

It’s becoming increasingly clear to me: life is most lived in the slow. Many things are missed when life is lived at a high-pace. Yeah, you may feel accomplished when a lot was checked off your to-do list, but character is developed, and wounds are healed in the in-between moments when we think nothing productive… Continue reading Live Forgiven: Getting Unstuck from Past Regrets

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Dare to Do the Next Best Thing

It’s hard to just “be.” Isn’t it easier just to do more? Drawing our identity from the things we accomplish rather than from God is always easier. It would only take a second to hop on Pinterest and find an article on being more confident, less anxious, saving more, decluttering your house, overcoming depression, or… Continue reading Dare to Do the Next Best Thing