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When Monday Feels Daunting But God Says, “Lean In”

It’s Monday morning and the big picture for this week is overwhelming. Between busy days at work and evenings filled with to-do lists that could easily get the best of me, it’s easy to feel tired before I even start getting ready for the day. But this picture…….. It caught my eye this morning and... Read more

Maybe It’s As Simple As Giving Empty Jars

It’s funny how a sermon can hit you in an unexpected way……….. cause your mind to wander………… and the next thing you know you’re thinking about what’s sitting on your kitchen counter that very second and how maybe just maybe you washed out empty jars the night before not so much to clean them but to... Read more

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I Am Such A Sheep

  If you read my blog from time to time, you know I’ve been struggling for the past couple of weeks. Giving myself permission to slow down and lean into my grief has been painful, but I believe it’s also been necessary. It’s easy to stay one step ahead of grief for a while, but... Read more

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The Wonderful But Unexpected Destination Of Our Penny Date

I should have know this penny was special. As I drove to meet a friend for lunch, I couldn’t help but reflect on our life stories and how they had crossed paths at such a difficult time in both of our lives. My son was fighting brain cancer. Her son was fighting leukemia. Almost ten years... Read more

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When Life Gets in the Way of Really Living

It’s always risky when I open up like this, but I have to be honest. It’s been a weird week for me. A week where I’ve felt somewhat like a spiritual spectator in empty stands. A week where I’ve felt a bit disconnected from God. A week where prayer has seemed like something reserved for... Read more

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Looking For Rest?

  Imagine an island covered with tiny huts or a forest filled with little cabins. As you move from one make-shift home to the next you discover that only one has a secure roof.  All the rest give no protection from the sun, the rain, or the wind. Where would you live if given the... Read more