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Reflect, Reveal, Receive, Redeem Women’s Retreat Announcement

I am excited to offer Reflect, Reveal, Receive, and Redeem, a retreat for women. We will gather at Riven Rock Ranch in Comfort, Texas June 24th-26th to experience the beauty of the Hill Country and the gift of connection and rest. We will dig into the Word, connect in small groups, and engage in quiet…… Continue reading Reflect, Reveal, Receive, Redeem Women’s Retreat Announcement

Encouragement · Faith · Hope · wisdom

Bent Low to Stand Tall: A Strange Way to Save Us

Unexpected storms offer fertile soil for insight and breakthrough. Although we were on Spring Break, we knew snow was a distinct possibility, so waking up to a blanket of white was a welcomed surprise. Boundaries once created with the silhouette of hedges, were now transformed by the layer of fresh snow. The pathway to our…… Continue reading Bent Low to Stand Tall: A Strange Way to Save Us

Community · Encouragement · Faith

Table Talk Podcast: New Episode Available

New Podcast Episode Alert! This morning, a new episode of Table Talk: A Place to Gather, Guide & Go is available! Table Talk: A Place to Gather, Guide, and Go explores the value and necessity of community. My friend, Jill Dobrowansky, and I became fast friends in an online writing group, and we started dreaming…… Continue reading Table Talk Podcast: New Episode Available

Encouragement · Faith · Healing · Hope · wisdom

The Impact of Perspective

The experiences in our lives–both good and bad–serve as mile markers along our journey–they are not THE destination, but they point us toward our destination. Our successes and abilities are not the sum of our hope, identity, or purpose. If we make any of these mile marker experiences our final destination, our identity is negotiated.…… Continue reading The Impact of Perspective

Encouragement · Faith · Healing · moment of truth monday · wisdom

Moment of Truth Monday: Worthiness and Faith

Most of my life, I have struggled with worthiness. I have lived with a silent fear of missing out and not measuring up. From this fractured, false foundation, I attempted to earn my way into the heart of others and God.Just saying that sounds absurd, but when I look at my behaviors and decisions over…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday: Worthiness and Faith

Encouragement · Faith · wisdom

Find a Reasonable Rhythm

Whales intrigue me. Their behaviors and instincts fascinate me because they create amazing backdrops for life lessons. Whales follow a specific pattern [a rhythm, if you will] that I would like to emulate. Whales feed in the cold waters of Alaska before making a six-week journey to Hawaii to mate, rest, and give birth. It…… Continue reading Find a Reasonable Rhythm

Christian Living · Faith · Healing · Hope

Broken Vessels Book Launch

It’s almost time! Eleven days. Eleven days. ELEVEN DAYS. Do you love a good old-fashioned countdown? I vacillate between loving it and feeling like the days are dragging on. In the case of releasing Broken Vessels into the world, it feels like the days are flying by, and I am not entirely sure I am…… Continue reading Broken Vessels Book Launch

Encouragement · Faith · wisdom

The Power of the Stare

The Greek word for fix, used in this scripture, means to look away from all else. In other words, to trust Jesus as the supplier of all our needs means we will stop turning to false substitutes. My dog knows what she wants, but she also knows who will help her with what she wants. When she wants eggs, she doesn’t go to my bathroom and stare at the bathtub. She stays in close proximity to the one she knows can deliver the eggs to her bowl. Her attention is affixed; her expectations are high. Oh that we might be like my dog! I know that is a strange statement, but I am here for it. I want to keep my attention fixed on the One I know can help. The substitutes always leave me empty.

Encouragement · Faith · Hope · wisdom

Bent Low to Stand Tall: An Easter Reflection

Sometimes an unexpected storm becomes fertile soil for insight and breakthrough. Although we were on Spring Break, we knew it was a distinct possibility. Looking at the surprise of the morning, a blanket of white covered the terrain for as far as the eye could see. Boundaries once created with the silhouette of hedges, were…… Continue reading Bent Low to Stand Tall: An Easter Reflection