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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

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When All You Want is Chocolate

It’s only halfway through the first month of the New Year, and failure has already begun to overtake you. You’re standing at the sink and your teenage son slams the door and screams, “It’s stupid!” It really is stupid. It’s stupid I can’t get this parenting thing right. Two weeks into the New Year and… Continue reading When All You Want is Chocolate

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When You Long to Rest in the Midst of a World That Screams More Is Better

I’m not going to lie, my life seems crazy and out of control most days. Just when I start catching some air, something happens or the children change their routines. I love the words my sister says, “It’s our beautiful mess.” I find myself saying “yes” to actives or commitments without thinking it through, or… Continue reading When You Long to Rest in the Midst of a World That Screams More Is Better

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Believing and Celebrating Your Miracle Before It Even Happens

They have no idea that the world is at war and that people die every day just because their skin is a different color. My children have no idea that the world is hurting and groaning for a Savior. Under the twinkling of the Christmas lights my youngest says something that hits deep and causes… Continue reading Believing and Celebrating Your Miracle Before It Even Happens

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When You Can’t Seem to Find Your Own Rhythm

I sat listening with tears welling up in the corners of my eyes. In one single moment all the world seemed to stop as worship filled the room. Rhythm. She had found her rhythm. She found the very thing that gave her sweet release. Worship. There at the keyboard, she worshipped the God of the… Continue reading When You Can’t Seem to Find Your Own Rhythm

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Forgiveness… It Doesn’t Always Come Easy.

“It seemed that in this world we were piling up hurt upon hurt, and hate upon hate, and then hurt upon hurt again. Forgiveness. We couldn’t forgive. We could only hate when we were hurt. And then the hurt and the hate would start up again-all in a terrible circle.” Shadow Spinner When it comes… Continue reading Forgiveness… It Doesn’t Always Come Easy.