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Not My Best

Not My Best

I had all the ingredients for a major crash and burn. On Sunday, I was preaching.  On Saturday, I found myself sideswiped by a bug that left me with a string of fevers, a slow incoherent mind, a searing cough, husky voice, and screaming sinus […]

Making Peace With My Life

Making Peace With My Life

My husband grew a beard.  Overnight. “YOU GREW A BEARD OVERNIGHT?!” I was shocked by the fuzzy face in the mirror as we brushed teeth, side-by-side. “Babe, it’s been growing all week.” He flashed his gorgeous smile and his eyes sparkled as he laughed at me. […]

Do It Anyway

Do It Anyway

Several times a year we host big get-togethers.  Summer kick-off (aka Princess birthday party in June), BBQ dinners and fire pit s’mores all summer long, TV premiere parties, movie nights, New Years Eve, Passover, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, birthdays all year round, and any other excuse […]

Top 10 Faith Inspiring Gifts for Little Kids

Top 10 Faith Inspiring Gifts for Little Kids

Oh how I love things that build Faith, strengthen relationship with Yahweh, and inspire passion for God’s Word.  I have my own personal favorite authors, song writers, artists, and speakers.  And I have favorites for teens from our years in youth ministry.  But, until now, […]

Dull Skies and God Rays

Dull Skies and God Rays

I love Fall morning fog.  I love the slow creeping shroud of stillness.  I love the sense of mystery it brings as it forces me to change my focal point. And, most of all, I love the backdrop fog gives to glory. “God rays” are what they’re called […]

When You Are Swerved Into

When You Are Swerved Into

He’s not horribly sick anymore.  Now he’s just somewhat sick.  His desire to run and jump and wrestle and conquer the world is firing up again.  He’s done with being sick.  He thinks he’s all better.  And he’s chaffing at the way I’m treating him.  […]

I Exhort You: Shepherd

I Exhort You: Shepherd

Someone very special to me is dying.  He is going home soon.  And I’ve found myself grieving so many things. He is a humble and beautiful man.  A shepherd and leader of thousands.  Honest and transparent.  His life and words have transformed our culture and […]

Not The Oasis I Want

Not The Oasis I Want

One of my favorite ladies invited me to go on a vacation with her. Woohoo!!!  Words cannot explain how much I want this!  Time with a wonderful friend.  Time away from the hamster wheel of life.  Time to sleep in.  Time to be still.  Time […]

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