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When It’s Time To Leave: Learning To Choose

By On September 16, 2013

She is beautiful, cute and young. She is going to wash my hair. And later, she will blow it dry, make it smooth and long, so that it curls just slightly at… Read More

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What Fried Rice Taught Me About Brokenness & New Year Resolutions

By On January 26, 2013

When all you have are broken pieces, how do you start the new year by faith? One of my favorite comfort foods is fried rice. If you’ve never made this Asian fave,… Read More

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One Word: Giving Voice to Your Soul, Even When You Have Very Little

By On January 5, 2013

Every year, since I was seventeen, I’ve made it a practice. The day after Christmas until the New Year, I ask for a word. It’s always tucked inside the envelope of Bible… Read More

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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

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What’s Your One Word for 2012? A Faith Dare

By On January 5, 2012

When you make new year resolutions, do you think of who you are becoming more than what you want to be doing? You wouldn’t think it’d be so difficult. To choose one… Read More

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The New You: Why Kindergarten Isn’t Just For Kids

By On September 26, 2011

When you’re unsure about changes ahead and how it would shape a new you, what encourages you to keep going? You’d think I was serving him his last meal. “What do you… Read More

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Autumn’s Song: What We Fear & How God Heals

By On September 22, 2011

* I'm Linking Up to Celebrate Angie Smith's New Book: What Women Fear * Do you have a fear you'd like to overcome? Angie's powerful words inspire us to journey through our… Read More

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Dare To Be Who God Made You

By On July 28, 2011

Do you ever wish you were someone else or lived another life?  Faith dares us to be who God made us to be, right where we are. Last weekend, I arranged a… Read More

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Facing What You Fear To Live A Significant Life

By On July 14, 2011

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

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Why Cars 2 Surprised Me At The Movies (Disney Pixar Cars 2 Giveaway)

By On July 6, 2011

The perfect hero isn’t always about perfection.  Disney Pixar Cars 2 touches on this deep-felt need in everyone. A few weeks ago, my family and I got a hold of complimentary tickets… Read More

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Why Hard Questions Are Good For God-Sized Dreams

By On June 23, 2011

“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” ~ Karle Wilson Baker What do you do when hard questions threaten to flood your God-sized dreams? I wanted Father’s Day to start out… Read More

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Turn Your No Into God’s Yes: Dare To Jump In

By On June 4, 2011

“I want you to stay and hold me and tell me you’ll be here to love me today.” ~ Norah Jones Once long ago, I got up at the crack of dawn… Read More

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Because some days you need a double shot of faith