Diapers. Long nights with little sleep. Never-ending laundry. It’s hard to even remember all the things that used to be part of my motherhood story. _____________________ Like the voices of my children floating through the house, the memories of things that once completely wore me out are slowly fading away. ______________ I’m not sure if these memories seem foggy because they feel so distant, so... Read more



‘ I’ll never forget the day I met Davi, one of Luke’s closest college friends. His smile was the first thing I noticed. His Brazilian accent was a close second. His sweet way of calling my daughter “First Lady” made me smile so big. I loved everything about this young man, and he showed up just when we needed him as we worked hard to... Read more



Round and round, thoughts spin in my head. How does our world have the capacity to hold so much good…………… and yet have room for so much evil? Yesterday, evil pushed its way into our country…….once again and tried to take over. It forcefully took what was never meant for it to have and left our nation staring at screens, asking why? wondering how? Evil... Read more

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Even Moses Needed More

January 31st, 2018


Moses encountered God in a burning bush. He watched God perform miracle after miracle in Egypt. He saw the Red Sea parted and witnessed manna falling from Heaven. He climbed Mt. Sinai and chiseled God’s laws into stone as God spoke to him. But it wasn’t enough. He needed more. He needed to know what I need to do on the good days and the... Read more

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When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.”   So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea. The Israelites went up out of Egypt ready for battle. Exodus 13:17-18... Read more



It’s strange how life goes. You grow up thinking you want to be this or do that. You imagine all the places you might live. You dream of having a family. And then you commit yourself to God’s leading……………….. you throw away your own ideas of what an adventurous life might look like in exchange for an adventure with Him. You lay it all down... Read more

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I’m not sure why, but there was something about this particular moment –  Tim putting away dishes while I placed knives, forks, and spoons in their proper place.  Maybe it was the sound of our small talk mixed with the clinking of metal and glass that grabbed my attention. Or maybe it was the silence just beyond the walls of our kitchen that screamed more... Read more



Jesus saw the look in the eyes of His disciples as the storm raged all around them and spoke the words, “Peace.  Be still.” Suddenly, with no jet stream movement required, the storm was gone. All that remained was Jesus, the Son of God, and smooth sailing. This morning, Jesus is speaking the same words to me, “Peace. Be still.”  I’m feeling the to-do lists... Read more