Tag Archives: Jesus

To the Broken Girl on Valentine’s Day

I watch you post pictures and memes. I scroll down and stare at your hurt—my heart aching. Your desire to be loved, accepted, known sprawled on my screen with angry words and revealing poses. A longing for affection in your … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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 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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When Your Christmas is Tired

Our Ella was four when we bought her the nativity. Painted genuine with muted colors. Rugged, durable, real—beautiful. It wasn’t a cartooned toy, and it was perfect for her. Perfect for her tiny hands to carry the baby Jesus, to … Continue reading

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