Hidden No More

Each year for the last 8 years, I’ve prayed about and had a word or phrase for the upcoming year. It’s usually not until the end of that next year, that the word(s) make sense. So, when I felt like the phrase for 2020 was “hidden no more,” I was excited and nervous, not knowing... Continue Reading →

Hope

As written for the Life in Practice Blog. When we think about hope, it can feel like this intangible figment of our imagination that is sometimes hard to grasp. Where does hope come from, and what’s the point of hoping when things look so bleak and unchanging? The dictionary defines hope as “a feeling of... Continue Reading →

Hopes Fulfilled

To say the theme for my year has been “Hopes Fulfilled” is an understatement. In 2018 alone, sooo many things I’ve prayed for (some for days, some for months, and some for 10+ years) happened. I had a woe is me moment on 2 things I’ve been praying about for years, then I was gently... Continue Reading →

The Sun Still Shines

This morning I walked into my living room & was surprised by how dark it was. Usually by this time, the sun is shining through the windows. I looked outside at the rain and clouds (which are beautiful), and was instantly reminded that the sun is still shining. Just because I couldn’t see it or... Continue Reading →

Unafraid to Fall

At what age does fear kick in? Have you ever seen a toddler or elementary school kid playing? I remember when I was in elementary, and would climb to the top of the jungle gym, do flips, use my legs to hang upside down, and swing from bar to bar (skipping some), with no fear... Continue Reading →

Live! Live Now!!

This week, I had (and still experiencing) an in your face reminder of how fragile life is. We literally can’t take anything or anyone for granted. I’ve always tried to encourage people to not wait until xyz before they live out the very specific purpose God placed in them.... stop waiting till you get enough... Continue Reading →

Joy in Sorrow

2016 taught me some trying & painful lessons. In all that, I also learned that joy can coexist with sorrow & suffering. Joy doesn't come from the absence of sorrow, but from the presence of God. Joy is what provides hope in the midst of the storm. The Joy of the Lord is & has... Continue Reading →

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