When You Need Fresh Eyes

A cool breeze rustled through the pines- a welcome break from the furnace of Phoenix. We were at a quaint hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona, for a weekend away. All I wanted to do was feed my hungry, little man cubs and get on the road to our next adventure. But first, coffee. As my cup…

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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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What To Do When God Says, “No”

“You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing” -Psalm 145 Beyond late, I tossed the baby doll into my purse and rushed out the door. This tiny doll, left at our house by the daughter of a friend, needed to be returned to its owner. It wasn’t until later in the…

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When You Need To Be Talked Into It

I started working out, again. Okay, so I haven’t actually started yet. Technically, I “started” by ordering a gym membership online from the comfort of my couch in some stretchy pants.   But, you guys, it’s not even New Years. That has to earn me bonus points. Don’t worry, I have every intention of getting…

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Unreserved: God’s Love

  I was running away, avoiding dealing with the hurts of my past. The hurts of my present.   Some called my lifestyle self-destructive. I preferred to call it fun. Way more fun than confronting the hot mess I had become.   In my defense, I was 19.   When you were 19, would you…

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