Praying on aisle 5

When you have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit (ahem…if you are reading this, and believe in Jesus, this means you, my friend…), there are times when you are put in uncomfortable situations. I experienced one of these times just last week at my local grocery store. There I was, minding my own […]

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Feed my sheep

I witnessed something pretty uncomfortable, yet profound this week in a grief counseling workshop. Allow me to set the scene: One of the therapists in the room presented  a current case study, one that he was clearly very passionate about. He seemed to be puzzled and overwhelmed with the enormity of his client’s grief.  I would imagine, […]

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Laughter in the Abiding

  There are two audio recordings saved to my phone, both of them are from about three years ago. If you press play on these recordings, you will hear the sound of our daughters laughter. Abby is about 5 months old in her recording, and Lucy is almost four. Let me tell you, there is […]

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Encourage

God is up to something in my life right now… Duh, Hay, isn’t He always? He is expanding my friend horizon, slowly, and steadily opening up opportunities for me to know and be known by some pretty amazing women. These women work hard. These women love and respect their husbands. These women are raising beautiful […]

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Holy Saturday

Matthew 27:62-66 The Guard at the Tomb The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, “Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise.’ Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third […]

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Misunderstood, Part 2

A little over a year ago, God spoke something pretty significant to me… in the shower of all places. My heart was burdened with the feeling of being misunderstood, not fully known, or pursued. Here is what my heart received – Hailey, my sweet girl, why do you expect to be fully known and pursued by […]

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Misunderstood

I believe that part of the reason God sent Jesus to earth was to clear up a big misunderstanding. He was sick and tired of us not getting it right. He wanted His intentions to be made crystal clear… Think about it – Adam and Eve had it made. They walked with God….and they were […]

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The mystery of grief

The day before my grandmother died, I showed up at softball practice, glove in hand. It was March after all, and we were in the middle of a very important season. I remember feeling like I was in a wind tunnel, the noises and objects around me blurry and seemingly far off. I don’t remember […]

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Creeks

​​ I have always had a thing for creeks.  Many of my most vivid childhood memories involve the quiet rushing of a small hidden creek. One tale includes a determined crawdad, another is still represented by a scar on my left elbow, and yet another resides hidden in my 13 year old heart…a time of […]

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