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Exciting Announcement

One night, while curled up on the couch, my husband entered the room talking about an email he opened. He used words that sounded ill-fitting and unfamiliar. Devotional. Two more contributions. He noted the confusion on my face and invited me to come read the email myself. The next several moments unfolded in slow-motion. My…… Continue reading Exciting Announcement

Belief · Community

A Relevant Mini-Lesson: Show, Don’t Tell

Entering the classroom, books falling from my one arm embrace, energized me. Carting around my tiny stool and endless sharpened pencils was purposeful, but my greatest reward was cultivating student writers. Working as a writing specialist was my favorite role as an elementary teacher. My job was to enter a classroom, honor the environment, teach a…… Continue reading A Relevant Mini-Lesson: Show, Don’t Tell

Christian Living · Community · Encouragement · Faith · Hope

Current Tensions and {Potentially} Sticky Conversations

  Today we gathered around, opened the ancient holy writ, and leaned in close. There’s no way to plan for these moments because there is no telling what will populate as we begin sharing our insights and experiences. Today was no different. As we began a bible study homework discussion, we somehow managed to find…… Continue reading Current Tensions and {Potentially} Sticky Conversations

Community · Encouragement · Faith · Healing · Hope

4,380 Days of Waiting

4,380. I am not a numbers girl. Numbers are only important to me in terms of the temperature and percentage off sales. I wish I was kidding. I’m not.   Last night, that changed a bit. I was invited to speak at a local ministry that has a transitional living center for homeless families. I spent…… Continue reading 4,380 Days of Waiting

Christian Living · Community · Encouragement · Hope

Ever Feel Like Burying Your Head in the Sand?

The temperature has been unseasonably warm, the mosquitos have yet to die, and I’m feeling out of sorts. You know the times you want to bury your head in the sand and only emerge when everything is right? I am in one of those seasons. I used to think burying your head was a sign…… Continue reading Ever Feel Like Burying Your Head in the Sand?

Community · Encouragement · Hope

When It Appears That All Is Lost

Excited to be sharing a bit of my heart today on the  (in)courage blog. Would love it if you would click over and share in the community conversation! If you are looking for daily encouragement, you’re invited to sign up here to receive free daily posts from the writers of (in)courage!  

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Free Trade Friday: Giveaway

Seriously…Don’t you just love this beauty?   Woven Wonders is a vintage Noonday piece no longer available to order, so this is a great opportunity! My friend, Elizabeth, is a Noonday Ambassador and is sponsoring the blog giveaway today.   To enter the drawing, please do the following: Head over to the Noonday Blog, Flourish, and read Elizabeth’s story…… Continue reading Free Trade Friday: Giveaway