This is Grief.

This is grief. The pretending to be okay in the open, and the tucking away to weep in secret. I feel like God’s been challenging me to post this for a while, so I’m fearfully accepting His challenge. It’s been four months since my sister

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skylight in master bath

Skylight View

SKylight View My house was built in the early 90s. This means we moved into a 20+ year old house ready for some updating. If you’re old enough to remember the 90s, you can close your eyes and see mauve carpet, hunter green tile, wallpaper,

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The Salvation Story- in Children’s Lingo

Salvation- in children’s lingo When I started a career in children’s ministry, I found every way possible to explain the salvation story in ways elementary-aged minds would understand.   This was important to me since I grew up going to church and Sunday school but

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1 Timothy 1:12

Ministry- An Adventure We’re All Taking

Ministry-an adventure we’re all taking An opportunity to be a contributing writer for a devotional book presented itself recently. I jumped on this ministry adventure after quickly realizing it was a dream I didn’t even know was in me.   But this venture has been

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Humans Top the Food Chain…

Humans Top the food chain Humans are at the top of the food chain. Have you ever thought about this? We are delicate and vulnerable in physical characteristics compared to many of God’s creatures, so how is it possible we’ve remained superior?   Because of

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The Spirit of Christmas

the spirit of christmas  I welcome my writer friend, Gail Kittleson, to my blog. Today, she ponders what it means to feel like Christmas. I pray her words speak to you as they do to me… Also- enter to win her latest novel (details at

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Preparing for Divine Appointments

Preparing for Divine Appointments I welcome my writer friend and women’s ministry leader, Jennifer Slattery, to my blog. Today, she discusses how self-centeredness distorts our ability to see the opportunities, the missions, God is giving us to draw people close to Him. I pray her

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Forgiveness… Last month, I was honored to write a guest post for the amazing ministry, Wholly Loved. They are doing some great things in women’s ministry, and their blog posts are ALWAYS terrific reads. They are uplifting, but also challenge women to grow in their

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