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I always feel a stirring in my heart during Holy week. The weight of a heavy shadow hovers over me, as I reflect on the torturing assault Christ endured on that fateful day.  I find myself submerged in the account of Christ’s agonizing approach to the cross… Good Friday is here. Luke 23:33-43 ESV And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots...

  I am utterly human. Full of flaws and weaknesses. I’m anxious, impatient, fidgety, and uncontrollably quirky.  If you met me in person, you would probably be engulfed by a full body hug, and feel that awkward invasion of boundaries I dare to cross over time and time again. I would want to please you, make you feel loved and comfortable in the moment of meeting. I would smile and look into your eyes and find a beautiful soul I so passionately want to understand and validate. I have a heart for people. That’s my thing. I...

I am feeling compelled to write this post, because I have been witness to these things over and over again… and it breaks my heart.  And I believe it breaks God’s too.  May you read these words with an open heart, willing to grow and make whatever changes you deem necessary for your life, your behavior, your choices, your voice- for the sake of His Call.  I am merely sharing my opinion, through my own experience.  Please know, I completely support the fellowship of faithful followers to come together to pray...

In celebration of this “Love” holiday, I decided to ask Cassidy and Cade what they would look for in a future spouse.  I really was curious to learn their perspective on what makes a good husband or wife. What they value in a person they would be spending the rest of their life with, is a window into what they are learning about love and what ultimately matters in their lives.  I decided this would also be a good exercise for them as well, in discovering for themselves- what characteristics were important to them in a person. ...

There is a whirlwind of momentum around the internet, with voices rising to shine light on compassion.  I am honored to be a part of this mission, and will gladly share a piece on February 20th- THE day chosen for the words to be set ablaze all over the world, through beautiful bloggers and inspiring souls.  I’ve written more details about this powerful force of good here, if you haven’t been made aware. Today, I am over at 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting, sharing another piece about compassion.  As a mother, there is only one...

  Dear Lord… I’ve prayed for your protection, for your providence… I’ve begged for your forgiveness, for your unfaltering grace. I’ve asked for your guidance and your strength to inspire me… I’ve forged through hard places and rough waters, Trusting your faithful plan for my life. I’ve questioned your timing, your sovereignty, I’ve doubted your truths. I’ve stumbled and fumbled through shaky steps and sudden falls Wondering how you could ever use my voice. I’ve pleaded for your blessings. I’ve searched...

Having been in a non-weight bearing leg cast for almost six weeks, I have some advice for you, my dear, precious, wounded friend. First of all, I feel your pain, I know your misery, and I understand everything that you are going through. Hang on sister, let me help you through it, okay?     I have compiled ten tips to help you manage this treacherous road a bit easier. There will be nuggets of skills you will acquire that I won’t mention here, because you will naturally learn what’s best for you. I could tell you that you...

Today I am deeply honored to be sharing an incredibly powerful story that my precious friend experienced, in which she believes God’s Angels saved her and God’s love lifted her heart out of doubt and into belief.  Denise reached out to me after reading my post about Cassidy’s claim to see angels.  She told me that she has quite a story that can beat that one!  I couldn’t wait to read it, and she blessedly wanted to share it here.   Friends, Denise is sharing a part of her life that is as raw and real as humanity...

The Christmas Story still lingers in my heart as I dwell on the greatest story ever told … and the Characters that made it happen. I have been thinking through each person’s call and their purpose set on the stage of God’s Will, and it is my deep desire to live like them. It is my great conviction to stretch my heart and my hands further in order to continue the message of God’s passionate plea, and in doing so, perhaps His Plan for me will be fulfilled. I’ve realized that God moves mountains, through people. I sorted through...

The Christmas Story…And the Characters of Christianity The birth of Christ is the most well-known and celebrated story, through the prophetic anticipation of our savior to the miraculous entry into the world. The sweet simplicity of the manger and humility with which God delivers His Son brings forth the foundation and stage for the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. There is magic and wonder in angelic hosts opening up skies and a star so bright it guided many across the land to kneel down in praise of the newborn King. The Christ-Child...

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