Still Waiting?

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I moved back into my townhouse after waiting for seven months, while repairs were being completed after a waterline broke and flooded my upstairs and downstairs.  It has been a long and crazy ride, but I am thankful for the refining that God has been doing in my heart, in providing peace and patience in circumstances that is didn’t belong. But there’s still a lot ofRead Now

The Importance of the Holy Huddle

Sundays after church, we’d all hop in the fifteen passenger van to go stuff our faces with the finest grub at the Chinese buffet in town before heading back to camp for our holy huddle. At least that’s what I called it. Sun sick and tired from the week before, we’d find our spot on the camp store floor. Heads resting on other’s knees, or slouched upRead Now

It’s Time to Get Our Hands Dirty

Have you ever tended to a plant?  First you have to get your hands dirty, make room for this tiny, itty-bitty seed.  And then you water it.  Not too much, but just enough. It’s a process.  But it’s beautiful; watching things grow. Recently I have felt so burdened by so many heartbreaking things happening in our world (Orlando’s tragedies // Flooding in WV // DecidingRead Now

When Darkness Falls

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Every fourth of July, when I was little, my family would pack up a bag with snacks, grabbed our yellow comforter we used for picnics, and headed to join my grandparents along the riverbank to watch the fireworks.  I adored unpacking our bag, setting up camp to wait for the darkness to fall so that the fireworks, and lightening bugs, could light up the sky. LittleRead Now

Waiting on God

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His sandals probably squeaked from the water pouring off His feet, as He made His way past the crowd that had gathered at the banks of the river.  I imagine He smiled at the faces that looked back at Him in wonder at what they had just witnessed (Matthew, Mark, and Luke).  Did He know what was waiting for Him beyond the crowd? The heavens had just opened,Read Now

Week Six | This is My Song

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Week Six Reading Assignments– Pages 171-190 | Perspective Shifts • Unfinished • Epilogue: This is My Song My first encounter with God didn’t take place at church, but rather on a hiking trail in the hills of West Virginia when I was twelve; at one of the places my heart feels most at home, church camp.  The unofficial tag line of the camp says it is a place where lovingRead Now

Week Five | Finding Lovely

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Week Five Reading Assignments– Pages 144-170 | A Picture in Tel Aviv • Gardens • When You Find Lovely Have you ever had an experience so profound that even while you were going through it, you knew it was going to change your life forever? Just like Annie did on her trip to Israel, I recently had a similarly life altering experience during a mission trip to Haiti. Maybe you’ve neverRead Now

Week Four | Everyday Lovely

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Week Four Reading Assignments– Pages 110-143 | Sushi • b.fab.fitness • Monet’s House • My People “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” —2 Corinthians 3:17, NLT Freedom.  I looked it up in Strong’s Concordance.  The Greek word for freedom is eleutheria.  Do you know what it means?  Liberty/freedom.  That’s it.  I was expecting something truly enlightening, but then IRead Now

Week Three | The Little Things

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Week Three Reading Assignments– Pages 77-109 | Farmers Market • Athletes • The Sound of Music • Nail Polish What do watermelon seeds, football players, music, and nail polish have in common? Grace.  It’s all grace. I’m just going to lay it out here, friends, it’s a topic we don’t like to talk about.  It’s considered taboo in our culture with all of the bombardment of magazine articles and TV advertisements forRead Now