Beers on the front porch

Attended a marriage conference a few weeks ago. Yes, a marriage counselor and her husband do that, they also need marriage counseling from time to time, if I’m being honest. Dentist and doctors still get check-ups, right? Something that was said at the beginning of the conference has remained at the forefront of my brain, […]

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Mommy, was Jesus Pentecostal?

Our girls have had their first experience with death this week. My paternal grandfather passed away on Tuesday morning at 87 years old. Pop lived a long, full life, survived by my grandmother, Antoinette, their six children, 20 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Naturally, the girls have had a lot of questions. I’m doing my best […]

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I want..

I want to be like the woman chasing after Jesus to receive healing and blessing. I want to be so focused on His love for me that it flows effortlessly through me to those around me. I desire to be so hidden in the shadow of His wings that anything not ordained by Him simply […]

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3:30am

God knows when He has my full attention…right after I get back in bed from emptying my bladder (a side effect of my second child’s entrance into the world). I so wanted to fall back asleep this morning, it is cold here in North Carolina, in fact, my iPhone currently reads “22 degrees.” But as […]

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Christmas Night Light

My kids have a very special night light in our small apartment right now. It’s a miniature Christmas tree with colored lights (it may or may not remain there until we move into our new house in March…). I don’t know about your kids, but mine rely on this little light in the dark, in […]

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Connecting our poverty

I love marriage counseling, I really do. But I’ve learned that it’s best to enter into it with a disclaimer to couples. Something along the lines of: “This process will be one of the most difficult things you have ever done. At some point, you will want to give up. Things will probably get worse […]

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Lessons from Abby: Part 1

Our youngest daughter is going to change the world. I’m not quite sure how she is going to do this, but I am 100% certain it will happen. I know this because she has been given the uncanny ability to see straight into people’s hearts. It’s actually pretty remarkable, and sometimes unnerving. Because she is […]

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Looking back with gratefulness

One life practice I try to implement is intentional “looking back,” and reflecting on the perfection that is God’s timing. It’s actually the way I choose to end a counseling relationship with clients as well. I love witnessing the moment when people realize that God was literally with them in the storm, it’s definitely a […]

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Giggles and fingernail marks

Our daughters are the very best of friends, they play make believe, jump all over the furniture and erect forts whenever and wherever possible. This past week was back-to-school, which meant separation from one another for most of the day. On Friday afternoon, they ran upstairs giggling and playing all along the way. I didn’t […]

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A Sealed Downpayment: Part I

Confession: I have not been in The Word much lately, my early mornings have been filled with interior design, and material selection for our new house project. Yes, I have been productive in some ways, but you know as well as I do, that neglecting the Living Word will leave us in shallow waters, or […]

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