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Recognizing Christ & Believing for Beautiful

In a fun getaway, my family and I came across this amazing wall of letters.  I took this picture and have often looked back to make sense of what I had captured. Sitting here in a conversation with Jesus…  desperate for direction, I found myself pulling out this photo once again. Still just letters, still […]

5 Ways to Avoid Spiritual Amnesia

I asked him if I could talk about our story.  I didn’t have to ask, but I always do.  Always a “sure!” but this time his answer was different.  Barely looking up, he questioned why and told me it was an old story. The spiritual discipline of being in God’s Word has helped my thoughts […]

why we should lay stones of remembrance

I’ve got a terrible memory.  I struggle with details.  My past thoughts seem more like a movie trailer…   highlights in random order.  This drives me crazy sometimes, especially when I am really wanting to remember and anchor a season. But, there are moments that we say we never want to forget.  If you are […]

set free to shine

This month millions will enjoy patriotism at its finest…  flags flying, fireworks exploding, life sprinkled with red, white and blue.   However, I am reminded of the reality of those still bound in chains. Here in my country, on the surface freedom seems to be a given, but sadly all over the world, there are countless […]

raising my white flag…

My greatest storm came the moment I decided to surrender all to my Lord and Savior.   There were moments I did not think I could go on…  Nights I could not breathe.  Barely hanging, not sure if He would catch me.  Doubt and fear pulling so heavily on faith.  It can be exhausting.   […]