• Bloom in the Desert

    September 2, 2020 by

    A new bloom. This is what waited for me when I got home tonight. A new bloom. On a bush that had not produced all summer. On a bush that looked dead a few weeks ago. I had given up on it. The bloom reminded me how God can make all things new. Bring back… Read more

  • The Present

    August 3, 2020 by

    Resting in and savoring where you are in life right at this very moment is not always easy. The more I have intentionally worked to live in the moment, the more I see the pressure we put on each other to always be thinking of what’s ahead rather than where we are. When is the… Read more

  • By Our Love

    July 31, 2020 by

    “I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too are to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you have love and unselfish concern for one another.” -John 13:34-35 By our love. Not by the memes… Read more

  • Rest in the Restlessness

    May 28, 2020 by

    Restlessness set in a couple weeks ago. And it kept building. I knew the last two months of nonexistent socializing and limited human interaction played a part. I knew my Company’s annual convention being cancelled played a part. But it was more than that. The uncomfortable emotions I’ve worked hard to lean into and work… Read more

  • But Neither Do the Rainbows

    May 22, 2020 by

    I took a drive today. It took me past a road that I had not been down in years. And I felt prompted to “go there.” So I turned around and headed to a place that holds a lot of memories – albeit not all good memories; a place that had a role in making… Read more

  • The Half Marathon

    April 24, 2020 by

    I ran a half marathon two years and a couple days ago now. I wrote about it then and when it popped up in my Memories today, I thought I should share it here. Yes, I ran a half marathon but it was way bigger than a foot race. Many of you wanted my thoughts… Read more

  • You are Seen

    April 1, 2020 by

    I see you. You need breathing room in your home.You go home to an empty home day after day.You don’t know when you will go back to work.You are overwhelmed by the work you have.You got another negative pregnancy test.You got a positive pregnancy test.You are broken over a lost relationship.You are scared about a… Read more

  • Falling in Love

    March 24, 2020 by

    “Fall in love with the process of how God prepares you for His promises.” ~Cheryl Winham I was the person who wanted to get to the end, to the promise, to the destination. I missed the magic of the process. I missed the beauty of the journey. And upon arrival to my desired destination, I… Read more

  • The Gentleness of Restoration

    March 16, 2020 by

    “I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships, so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.” -The Shack For a while I had a specific expectation of what restoration in my life should be and would look like. And that didn’t… Read more

  • God Writes Good Stories

    March 1, 2020 by

    Friend, God writes good stories. Good, good stories. Interruptions. Mistakes. Bad choices. Unfairness. Hurts. Rejection. Fear. Rock bottom. Delay. Aimless. Those are the things we don’t want in our good stories. Firsthand. I know. I have been both on the giving and receiving end. If we have lived longed enough, we probably all have been… Read more

  • Spring is Coming

    February 23, 2020 by

    You may think it will never arrive…your Spring. But it will. I cannot promise you a timeline and I cannot promise you it will look like what you hope for. What I know is it will arrive in the perfect time and in ways you didn’t know you needed or wanted. You have been in… Read more

  • You Can’t Have One Without the Other

    February 10, 2020 by

    “When someone shuts down his painful emotional side, they also lose the ability to express their joyous side. Emotions are a whole. With anger comes the ability to express delight; with sadness comes the ability to express lightheartedness. This is the breadth of emotion that allows an adult to experience intimacy with a spouse, with… Read more

  • Reminder About Outcomes

    February 3, 2020 by

    “And if it all goes wrong and my work turns to dust today? This is your (my) kind reminder that outcomes are beyond the scope of my job description.” – Emily Freeman We can plant seeds. We can water. We can nurture. We can do all the right things. But we cannot control the outcome.… Read more

  • Sitting on Benches

    January 26, 2020 by

    “The benches we are invited to sit on with others may not always lead us to the security we long for. Sometimes they will simply provide us a safe place to feel insecure.” At some point and at more than one point in our lives, we will feel insecure. And as humans we long for… Read more

  • Add Tax

    January 15, 2020 by

    Know your worth.Know you are enough.Know your beauty.Know your talents.Know you are needed.Know you have purpose.Know you are loved.Know you are seen.Know your value.Know your magnitude.Know your significance. Know these things…..and then add tax. Lots of tax.

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