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Joy may feel risky but joy is God-centered.

Is Your Joy Safe? 3 Misconceptions about Joy

By On July 30, 2015

We all long to experience joy. Do we opt for safe joy when Jesus offers full joy? When I was a little girl, I didn’t wear that many dresses. On the occasions… Read More

The beauty of the faith journey isn't measured by how far you’ve walked on the journey of life; it lies in Who you’ve been walking with.

Why Your Best Days Are Ahead of You

By On July 16, 2015

When we’re tempted to look back and think our best days are behind us, God knows better. Every once in a while, I like to clean out my closets and drawers. Like… Read More

Our something better isn't a plan. Our something better is a Person.

Face What You Fear To Live A Significant Life

By On July 9, 2015

What does it mean to have faith?  God values faith in ways we least expect. I never used to be afraid. I was all faith. Or so I thought. I had enough… Read More


How Ordinary You Holds Extraordinary Value

By On July 2, 2015

Faith isn’t faith until Jesus is all you’re holding onto. I didn’t think I had much left. I was past my prime. I’m not talking about my age. I’m speaking in Marlon… Read More

A heart's imprint, one winter morning

A Heart’s Homecoming: Taking a Different Route

By On December 29, 2012

“Having come to know Jesus, we are forbidden to return by the way we came.” St. Gregory The new year is approaching. It’s right around the corner. One moment, I’m sure of… Read More


A Letter From My Soul To Yours Today

By On September 13, 2012

You and I. It’s been 8 weeks ago, since I first came to you with the news. Why I’d been away and why I had to write that day. PTS – Post… Read More


Say My Name: My Letter To God

By On August 23, 2012

When is the last time you wrote a letter to God?  What would you ask of him — what would you say? Many times when I’m overwhelmed, it’s hard to know what… Read More


How You’ve Changed My Story & Why I’m Grateful For You

By On July 24, 2012

It’s been a week since I confided in you. It’s been a week — since I’ve let you into my writing journey that’s collided with childhood trauma and post-traumatic stress. And I… Read More


Why I’ve Been Away & Why I Must Write Today

By On July 17, 2012

My throat feels tight.  Thick. I swallow hard. I am doing one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. I am writing. To you. About why I’ve been away.… Read More


When You Carry Your Father’s Wounds

By On June 21, 2012

Some of us grow up — or end up — soaking up the wounds of those we love.   We may have found the inner strength in those moments to carry ourselves through. … Read More


When You Need To Feel The Pain

By On May 24, 2012

  Sometimes, the pain we have worked so hard to avoid is the one thing that leads us to where God calls us to go. Sometimes, feeling our need is the greatest… Read More


Torn Between My Heart and My Head

By On March 29, 2012

Have you ever stayed up late, conflicted between your head and your heart? Sometimes the only way out of a dilemma is seeing God take you through the storm. I love hiking. … Read More

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