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Yours

This past week, I had the opportunity to share my love of writing through a piece on the subject of Winter, with my home church in Grand Rapids. The piece below was God-breathed, His words flowing through my pen. Every moment of the day He would show me glimpses of the story this poem should… Continue reading Yours

community · Life Spilled Like Water

Well

I am often in need of help, but I am not often willing to accept it. Lately my need for help far outweighed my ability to hold it all together, but I was geared up and ready to try. It was my husband’s intense surgery that left me carrying double the load, the saying goodbye… Continue reading Well

christmas · Life Spilled Like Water · parenting · Posts on Life · Rescue · Suffering · Trust · Uncategorized

Gift

It was Christmas 2010. I had just received the greatest gift I could ever unwrap, a baby boy swaddled up in a soft white muslin blanket. Not just any baby boy, however, he was a big brown eyed, curly haired boy, exactly the answer to my husband and I’s prayers. We’d been praying five years to… Continue reading Gift

christmas · generosity

Turkey, Red Cups and Christmas Carols

Ready or not here it comes! Christmas Music has made its way to the radio, $280 Teddy Bears are for sale at Costco, and not so cheery red cups are ready for filling at Starbucks. The holidays are officially here. I can feel it and I am sure you can too- Stress levels are beginning to skyrocket,… Continue reading Turkey, Red Cups and Christmas Carols

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Harvest

The harvest marks the end of the growing season. A time when farmers rejoice or lament over the quality and quantity of their crops. It hurts to imagine how all those hard hours, sweat and blood, labored over each and every field could possibly yield little or no supply. My thumb is the opposite of… Continue reading Harvest

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Reflection

I would stare in the mirror each morning hoping to see someone the world would love. Someone beautiful enough, smart enough, good enough, brave enough, strong enough; I just wanted to feel loved enough. And while the words of affirmation came, sprouting blooms of confidence, they never took root, quickly dried up, and fell to… Continue reading Reflection

Family Relationships · Gabriella · parenting · Suffering · Trust

Unknown

   She came downstairs on Tuesday, the day after her fainting spell, and said "mommy I wanted to tell you, Jesus loves me and will always keep me safe."  From the mouth of babes - at times - God speaks to us exactly what we need to hear. My precious girl had a follow up… Continue reading Unknown