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September 6, 2020

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  Dreaming Big During a Quarantine Do you remember that dream you once had?  The one that for one reason or another you didn’t follow through with?  We are in odd times, sister.  Unusual.  Something we have never experienced and something I pray we don’t see again.  At least not in this way.   But […]

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May 8, 2020

April 17, 2020

On the Other Side of Tragedy and Loss 20 in the Bible Means Redemption People in the faith community may know that number 20 represents redemption in the Bible.  So, the year 2020 is extra redemptive. That sounds beautiful, right? The definition of redemption is “the action of being saved or saving from sin, error, […]

I’m Losing Hope, I Want to Quit As I write this, I am approaching my 39th week of pregnancy.  Whether this being my third child or her breech positioning, my hip and pelvis pain have surged over the last few weeks.  There have been more moments than I can count that the tears have fallen, […]

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April 3, 2020

January 31, 2020

“There are no coincidences with God. He can use you – just as you are and just where you are. Even if it’s a really crummy place. Perhaps even more so if it’s a really crummy place. God has never worked in me and through me more than He did during the times I was walking through the darkest valleys of my life. As we navigated the illnesses and deaths of our two boys, God gave me the desire to be open, honest and vulnerable in sharing our story. What started as an intent to share medical updates in an efficient way, turned into a platform for sharing our hearts and what God was doing in our lives. And He used it. He used it mightily. Words penned from my sons’ hospital rooms traveled farther and reached more lives than I ever could have imagined. I sat beside their beds, wondering, “Why him? Why us?” while pleading with God to change our circumstance, but what He did was so much more. A place that held the worst moments of our lives was also the place He used us the most.”

Earlier this year I was blessed to go to a yoga retreat with Beyond Yoga in Franklin, TN. The entire weekend was focused on rest. The recommended reading was a book called “Sabbath” by Wayne Muller. It’s tagline is “Finding rest, renewal, and delight in our busy lives.” I brought my Real Simple with me and this issue just happened to be called “Relax and Recharge.” I read an article about the martyr complex- WOW. Eye opener. Then I was reading She Reads Truth and the chapter I read was about not worrying… Specifically about Matthew 6:26-30. This is usually referenced when people are worried about physical needs being met- clothes, shelter, etc. But the author put it in a whole new light for me, worrying about just being. The birds and flowers don’t fret, or try, or strain to exist. They just rest in God, knowing He has created them to just be. He’s got them covered, they just need to rest in Him. Wow, what #truth.

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January 17, 2020

January 3, 2020

Happy New Year!  Soak it in, breathe deep, because friend, this is your year!  The possibilities are endless, the opportunities unlimited.  Think about this, God has plans for your life this year and they are for good, to prosper you, to give you hope and a future (Jer. 29:11.).  We all want to be happy, […]

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is […]

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November 22, 2019

November 8, 2019

CRACKED HOPE: We are hard-pressed on every side 2ndCorinthians 4:7-9, 16-18 “7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck […]

God brought this scripture to mind the other day, “Behold, I am doing a new thing, do you not perceive it?  I will make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19, more specifically the word, Behold. I had never looked up the original meaning of the word, but according to […]

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October 25, 2019

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