faith

Good Things Are Scary; Disappointment is Comfortable

I have a very serious fear of good things happening to me. You laugh, but I’m dead serious. I have a few really big dreams that feel completely impossible and I have no idea how (or if) they’ll ever work out. And so when some of these dreams started inching forward last week, I had…

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What To Do When You Feel Lost As An Adult

When I was little, my parents and I went to Sesame Place, the Sesame Street theme park. My parents sat on a bench and watched as I played on one of the splash pad play grounds. Every few minutes, I would glance over to make sure they were still there. And they were. Until they…

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Easter is Brave Hope

I’ve spent the last week trying to come up with something to encourage you to embrace the hope of Easter. Last year I wrote about how Easter is Real and the year before, I shared how Easter is Freedom and this year I’ve had no inspiration, but I hope these words will encourage you anyways. The raw,…

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For When Life Piles Up (Grief & Other Stressful Things)

From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for helpwhen my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety. Psalm 61:2 The past 7-9 years have been a series of big ups and bigger downs. I’ve experienced more before the age of 30 than most people experience in a life time….

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I Saw The Lord

Do you ever have those times in your life when you are so very painfully aware of your brokenness. I don’t mean broken like sad broken or hurt broken or sick broken. I’m talking about the broken we can all identify with: human broken. If you’re not broken, then you’re kidding yourself. We all have…

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The Great Exchange

Veterans Day has become a special day since we became a military family. We have been active duty for 3.5 years now and anticipate our first deployment this time next year. In honor of the holiday, there have been many videos and television specials about the military and deployment homecomings. Yesterday, we saw a video…

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Grace Is Everywhere

I was really stuck tonight. I had no clue what to write. I thought about ignoring it and skipping the day all together. So, I did what I always do when I need a little inspiration: explore Pinterest. [source] This hit me pretty hard. So often, I’m liable to clump everything in life together. I…

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The Mystery of Grace

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31 Days of Grace

Recently, I was challenged to post once a day for 31 days. My posts can be as little as a single photo and as much as a full text article. At first, I thought it was way too much. How on earth will I ever be able to come up with something to post every…

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Dear Dad: Easter

Dear Dad: How on earth has it been 5 months already? I feel like it was just yesterday we were wandering along the edge of Bryce Canyon together, talking about your grandson and all the adventures we’d take him on. We celebrated Easter today (another holiday without you) and I’m seeing it in a whole…

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