Category Archives: Beautiful Life

Don’t You Know You Belong to Each Other?

The class laughed. They laughed at him. Not an I’m-laughing-with-you-laugh, but a you’re-an-idiot-and-no-one-likes-you laugh. His mouth turned down. His eyes stared at the ground. His shoulders sagged under the weight of ridicule. His heart pieces fell to the floor. My … Continue reading

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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 the Journey is Far From Easy

I’m always a little late in the game. This is pretty standard for my life. Late for work. Late for events. Late for life. And I’m always funny—just five minutes late. Which means I’m not really funny at all. About … Continue reading

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Being Real is Always Beautiful

How can two weeks go by so quickly? I wish the speed of my days might just slow, just slip into a pace I can manage. But no. I realized as last week shuddered and sputtered to its end, I failed to … Continue reading

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Fighting for Happily Ever After

The week before our wedding was, well, far from the fairy tale. Tensions were already tight as my family bared the intense pressure cooker of a wedding. The Mother-of-the-Bride was sick, missing one of my showers hosted by her best … 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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When Friendships Keep Us From Drowning

Hello friends! Technology was not my friend…My links in this post earlier this morning didn’t work. My complete user error. They should be working now, and I’d love to have you join me over at (in)courage today! I was only … 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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