repair

I’ve been praying for a couple of weeks for the Lord to give me a word to focus on for 2014. All right, womp womp womp I’ll admit it: I picked the word Establish for 2013 & tapered off about 1/2 way through the year.  Would it make you feel any better if I told you […]

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i wish you could see yourself

I wish you could see yourself the way I see you! He was all flummoxed.  All concerned.  Reasonably so.  I’d communicated something-or-other about how I’m-not-good-enough-for-this or don’t-deserve-this  OR THAT.  I’d weaseled my way out of kind words and decided instead to settle on why it’s okay for someone to treat me poorly because, really, it […]

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2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented By Shell - Day 4

I’m back y’all!  I can’t wait to share more of what this little 6 week break has done for my tender bloggy heart, but I am definitely not going anywhere.  For now, I’m guest posting over at my friend Micah’s blog, Redemption Pictures.  Today, I’m sharing my own picture of redemption.  More like a glimpse […]

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BOYS-playing-in-rocks-on-the-beach

I am a communicator: a writer, a speaker, an artsy fartsy fashionista who has a hard time NOT communicating in one way or another.  It’s nearly impossible for me to shut myself down, shut myself up or shut myself out of community & conversations. That is why I blog.  Because I have to.  Being a […]

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netizen |ˈnetəzən| noun a user of the Internet, esp. a habitual or avid one. ~ The one that made me even more impressed with Donald Miller and want to rush out and buy his next book. My understanding of the Church has radically changed. Since Blue Like Jazz came out, I’ve sat in many a […]

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~ “I just want to hear God. To know how he’s speaking to me? she said tearfully, looking at the ground her shoulders slumped in defeat and frustration.  From the Bible belt area of the North otherwise known as West Michigan Amy had come to the recommit her life to Jesus at the Urbana Missions […]

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premature-baby

Day 2 of “When God Speaks {or doesn’t} kicks off with a heartbreakingly beautiful story from another beloved friend, Dabney with whom I had the pleasure of working with while I was at InterVarsity.  Trigger warning for those who have lost children. ~ Last week I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl during my […]

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mr-bailey-2

Recently, I was asked to write a blog post about a Minister I have learned from who has made a positive impact in my life. Can we celebrate the people who have directly poured into us, instead of the random celebrities who sometimes entertain us? Given the ways my previous supervisor has recently cared for […]

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