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The Body & the Bread (a birth story) 

2pm- I had just left work and texted my husband a cryptic little message, "today's the day". He knew what I meant. Frantically he called me, "are you serious? like right now?"I reassured him that I wasn't in full blown labor, but I had a feeling this baby was on his way. He took that… Continue reading The Body & the Bread (a birth story) 

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Prepared

The power went out yesterday. It was this crazy, unexpected storm. No rain, no thunder, just wind. Wind so strong it knocked things over, blew things away, and ultimately took out the power. A friend of mine saw a canoe blow across the main road. A canoe!?!                … Continue reading Prepared

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Remember

God pressed these words on my heart to share at the IF: Local event for the Thrive Women’s Ministry of Ada Bible Church this past weekend. It was birthed out of the sorrow in my lack of remembrance of the Lord. For all of the times I haven’t trusted him, for all of the times I… Continue reading Remember

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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