Category Archives: encouragement

Stop with your tantrums

I am still trying to process what happened in Parkland, FL this week. I cannot comprehend how a man would even get the thought of taking a weapon and gunning down a school. I couldn’t even kill a mouse in … Continue reading

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Surrender

Yesterday was one of the most difficult days that I’ve had mentally in a long time. I woke up and I was just depleted of all of my energy. I felt empty and cracked and hopeless. I was standing in … Continue reading

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Sadness and fear

When I encounter sadness or fear, I’m usually very mean to them. I see them as the enemy and try to squash them. Today, I’m trying something different. I’m having coffee with them, telling them how much I appreciate their … Continue reading

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Walking through it

Let me set the scene for you. This weekend I headed to NYC on the Megabus for an unscripted weekend. I didn’t know how long I was staying, or what I was doing, so I packed for two nights. I … Continue reading

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Adventure

At heart, buried beneath my love of routine, is an adventurer. When I think about the times that I have felt most alive, I was heading into the unknown. Life has gotten in the way of exploration. Work. Stress. Money … Continue reading

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New-found Joy

When I was a kid, my father always told me, “Girl, whatever makes you happy, makes me happy.” I never understood that fully…I thought it was a dad thing to say, nice and all…but I never truly got it. I … Continue reading

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Words matter

  Do you stop and take stock of how you speak about yourself? I mean, really listened to yourself? Do you listen to how others talk about themselves? We are really mean to ourselves. I won’t wear a bathing suit … Continue reading

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God is into details

So, I’m reading through the Bible in 90 days through a reading plan on youversion.com…more accurately, through the youversion application on my phone. Anyway… I’m not doing an exhaustive study of the Bible. My goal is simply to read through … Continue reading

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Transparent, real, raw

I wish I were the friend who could tell you what you want to hear.  I wish I were the person who could tell you, and fully believe, that tomorrow, when you wake up, everything will be better.  But God … Continue reading

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Passionate

I realized something recently.  It should have been apparent throughout my life, and I suppose that it has been apparent, but I can put words to it. I am passionate about God.  I love people, because He loves people.  I … Continue reading

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