Category Archives: Relationship with God

Because Our Echoes and Voices Matter

Have you ever stood at the edge of a cliff and shouted just to hear the echo reverb, bouncing back to your ears? My childhood best friend, knower of my teenage heart, and I share a memory of echoes. There … Continue reading

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When We’re Staring at Fear

Dear friends…a break from my break, so to speak. This happened yesterday and God wouldn’t let me go until I shared what I learned. Maybe some of you need to hear Him as I did? Caleb and I followed the … Continue reading

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A Summer of Rest

It happened so quickly. Like walking around a corner and smacking into someone with hot coffee in hand, the liquid spilling, burning your skin as it seeps deep. Nobody meaning for it to happen. My student’s actions and words cut … Continue reading

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When You Need to Move Forward

I don’t handle change well. Does anyone? Over the last two weeks Prince Charming and I packed up our home of 14 years. We scrubbed dirt and relived memories. We kept with the daily and added it to the moving … Continue reading

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The Clouds of Good Friday

My Grandma. The one who pinched my nose between the bones of her fingers, smiling with eyes lit and gleaming. The one who called me Shuga’. The one whose tender love was often confused with weakness. She carried Jesus in … Continue reading

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The Sweet Mercy of Spring

Traveling down roads we’ve been on before can jar the soul. They can shudder us, shut us down. Because those road have a history—our history. Driving through a painful past can keep us from our horizon dreams. We get frozen on the … Continue reading

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Tired of Looking for Answers

My husband’s a finder. Lost keys. Misplaced paperwork. Hidden toys. If I don’t know where it is, my Prince Charming will find it. When something goes missing in our home, I spend wasted hours hunting, searching, seeking. Then I get … Continue reading

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Not My Jesus

Something different. A spoken word. Because I want you to hear my heart… A very special thank you to my good friend, James Wells and my former student, Alex Bernson and Savannah Hedglin for giving up their time and talents … Continue reading

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When Our Dreams Meet Reality

I listened as the two high school seniors began to talk about college plans. Their talk turned to questions. Dorm or Apartment? Financial aide? Majors? Waves of nostalgia flowed through my memory bank as I recounted intense life changes during … Continue reading

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When I’m Tired of New Year’s Resolutions

New Year: New You. And all that jazz. I’m not one for listing New Year’s Resolutions. Partly because I fail. Every time. And who likes to set themselves up for failure? And failing is exhausting. Instead, for the last several … Continue reading

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