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Harper 

The story of Isaiah's middle name...I was 14 years old when I showed up on their doorstep. Completely broken and unsure of how to mend. My parents had just separated and I found myself spending too many nights alone in that worn, nearly empty apartment. There was barely a box of cereal in the those… Continue reading Harper 

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Unexpected  

Two unexpected surgeries, an unexpected pregnancy complete with a slight unexpected Zika scare from missions travels. An unexpected move from a home we loved, an unexpected goodbye to a child we raised, unexpected trials at work and school, in family and relationships, and on and on it goes. This year was full of the unexpected. … Continue reading Unexpected  

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Christmas is about Grace 

This past weekend, our youth pastor spoke on the story of Mary and Joseph and ended by sharing this simple truth- Christmas is about Grace. "Don't be afraid, Mary," the angel told her, "for you have found favor with God!” – Luke 1:30 I was reflecting on these words from when Mary found out she… Continue reading Christmas is about Grace 

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Brick & Mortar 

There is a grace that lives in suffering that can move us to suffer well. It offers this unfathomable peace and assurance that can only come through Christ. It gives us permission to mourn and cry and know that our pain matters to God.  I can often feel guilty for calling my circumstances 'a trial'… Continue reading Brick & Mortar 

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Hope or Hopeful

The difference between feeling hopeful and having hope is all a matter of trust. We are called to hope and believe that Christ will work all things for His glory and our good, but so often we are unable to trace His hand in the midst of our trials. We lose hope when we cannot see.… Continue reading Hope or Hopeful

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Moving Forward

Another morning where I wanted to keep those curtains shut. I dreaded putting my weary feet down on the bedroom floor, as I really wasn't sure how to put one foot in front of the other. I kept thinking back on the events of the last few days, since that hurried moment when we had… Continue reading Moving Forward

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Hope for Grace 

Word fall short in times like these, but here's our best attempt to share our hearts. Ten years ago, when we began the journey of raising Grace we never imagined the road God would have us travel. We knew it wouldn't be easy, we knew we would make a million mistakes, we knew Grace would… Continue reading Hope for Grace