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Hope Deferred

The death of a dream always means the birth of a new promise. It is hardest to believe when walking through the ashes of what you thought would be your future. Wading through shallow shattered hopes can almost drown you in waves of sadness. Hope deferred makes the heart sick. When those hopes are our hopes. […]

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From Pain to Hope

Happy Monday, friends! I wanted to hop on the blog today and tell you about something I discovered a few weeks ago that has really helped my mind stay focused during church! Do you ever find your mind wandering to lunch plans, the week ahead, and Susie’s new haircut during the sermon? I have always […]

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How God Redeemed My Mornings

About a year before my daughter Eden was born, I began doing the large majority of my ministry in the mornings. (And by ministry, I mean serving the Bride of Christ and in turn, being ministered to.) (I love how those two go hand in hand.)  I had someone over for breakfast before work about […]

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Some Thoughts on Sabbath

Sundays have traditionally been a hard day for me. It is so hard for me to grasp that God loves me despite my performance. I spend all week over-working, over-tidying, under-resting, that come Sunday? I don’t know how to take a break. Sometimes church seems like performance. And then lunch still has to be made. […]

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Goals for 2017

Well, we are half-way through January. How are you doing with those New Year’s Resolutions? One of my goals has been to eat healthier (of course… isn’t that everyone’s?). My sister was recently diagnosed with celiac, and she has to eat gluten-free. So when we had an “If You Give a Pig a Pancake” birthday party […]

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