Encouragement · Hope · Love

Slow and Steady is an Acceptable Learning Speed

True LOVE story. For many of my childhood years, I sincerely believed my dog was the only one that loved me. Nothing would have been able to convince me otherwise. I know now that was a skewed truth, but can we all agree that dogs ARE incredible companions? They offer an easy path to connection,…… Continue reading Slow and Steady is an Acceptable Learning Speed

Encouragement

YES—>It is ALMOST Time!

I have spent the better part of the last nine months birthing something to share with you! No, this is not a twisted attempt at telling you I am expecting, but after the year we just had, that would seem like the worst kind of choose your own adventure ending. Several years ago, I dedicated…… Continue reading YES—>It is ALMOST Time!

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Happy New Year: Lessons from 2020

A new year is ripe with fresh possibilities. Clean slates are synonymous with blank canvas beginnings. Turning the page, moving forward, reaching for new heights is often the theme of a new start, and the prospect of being different is rich with anticipation. The opportunity for something new seems to be welcomed this year like…… Continue reading Happy New Year: Lessons from 2020

Encouragement · Hope

Quarantine Chronicles 6.0

Remember 1,000 days ago when people started doing puzzles and home projects? Remember when we were side-eyeing everyone to see how we were supposed to endure the shelter-in-place status? Remember when people were sprinkling sentences with phrases like “extra” and “free” time?   Some of you still have a strong puzzle game. Some have lost…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 6.0

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Moment of Truth Monday

For anyone who has taken a blow or is standing with the pieces of broken dreams in your hands, you are especially on my heart today.   Seniors Eighth graders Kinder parents All students Brides Grooms Parents Unemployed Financially stressed Business owners School leaders Bereaved   Hope will emerge amidst the rubble. It’s a matter…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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Moment of Truth Monday: Renewal

She shifted direction and headed straight for the flowerbed–instead of the car. Observing her movements, curious about the sudden pull toward the plants, I was alarmed to see her bend down and break the stem of a plant in my humble garden.   My mom is a wizard with plants. She knows when to prune,…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday: Renewal

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Moment of Truth Monday: Revisited

“…in the middle of some of my hardest seasons, I’ve looked at the canvas of my life and felt like maybe God had gotten lost, or even maybe skipped over me. * That He indeed had good plans for many, but somehow I wasn’t included. I often hope to see a finished work, but get…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday: Revisited

Community · Encouragement · Hope

Breaking News: Peace is NOT Sold-Out

While communities scramble for rations of toilet paper and milk, everyday problems and matters of the heart have not let up. Suffering is showing up-business as usual. While taking care of one of our children post-surgery, we were presented with unexpected news and a decision that taxed our minds and labored our hearts. We grappled…… Continue reading Breaking News: Peace is NOT Sold-Out

Community · Encouragement · Hope

Refresh: A Monthly Worship Gathering

Is anyone else thankful for the arrival of February? Goodness. Because January didn’t play nice, I am eager for the Refresh gathering this month. What is Refresh? It is a once a month gathering designed for women who need a soul recharge. We worship, share encouragement through teaching, and spend time in prayer. It is…… Continue reading Refresh: A Monthly Worship Gathering