When Everything Is Important

Putting away all of our Christmas decor, I couldn’t help but notice the thick layer of dust left behind, covering every surface of my home. My time was spread thin this December and cleaning was neglected for the sake of holiday festivities and Advent reflections. Usually, I’m a sufficient housekeeper. I can declutter and surface…

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How to Kill Authentic Connection

Wow, does she even know what she just said? I don’t think she meant it…but seriously, OUCH! Do I confront her? No. Definitely not. Things might get awkward. I’ll just let it fester until I’m really hurt and hold it against her the rest of our friendship. I know this is the right decision, but…

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From Text to Table

It was Ted Talk Thursday, (seriously, that might need to be a thing in my life) and I stumbled across a talk titled, “Why Moms Are Miserable.” Obviously, I clicked it. I was half expecting her to say something sarcastic, like you’d find on Scary Mommy or that book Toddlers Are Assholes. Or something basic…

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When God is Good, But This is Not

You are good. Words simple, yet so profound they unearth emotions within me I didn’t expect. A worship experience so full it envelopes all that I am. It moves me in a way that every idol fighting for my heart pales in comparison to the pursuit of this good father. In the face of evil,…

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Why Waiting is Holding You Back Part Two

Part Two: Welcoming Others Into Your Brokenness The weight of the staff was too much to bear. He needed rest, relief, reprieve. Sweat flooded his brow and his arms shook with fatigue. The weight he bore was not just the staff, it was the nation of Israel on his shoulders that day. But he couldn’t.…

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Why Waiting is Holding You Back

Part One: Purpose in Pain “God, don’t let my pain be meaningless. Use this. Teach me the lesson I need to learn, and then let me use it to encourage someone else who is struggling.” This has been my go-to prayer through countless seasons of my life. Lonely and broken, entrenched in an eating disorder……

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