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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


Praise to the Teacher

November 3rd, 2017


It’s funny how God works. I remember playing “teacher” as a little girl, and I remember the day my sister and I created our own school library by gluing notebook-paper pockets in the front of all of our books so they could have their very own “library card.” I eventually became a real teacher and fell in love with my students every single year. But after... Read more


Growing Up Without Growing Old

October 25th, 2017

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Cropping out the world’s distractions and filling every corner of her life with joy, she giggles as she runs My niece always brings to mind Jesus’ words, “Unless you become like a child….” I need time with this little girl often, because I’ve felt a little old lately. Not in a real-world “I can’t believe I’m 52 kind-of way,” but in a spiritual sense. I want... Read more

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 reminded me there’s something very powerful about looking close. Seeing... Read more