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My One Word for 2018

Picking “one word” to focus on for the year has been meaningful for me for several years now. Interestingly enough, I find that the words often choose me rather than me choosing them. This is definitely true for my word for 2018. I began 2017 with the knowledge that I might struggle quite a bit. It’s one of the reasons […]

Do You Live in a Grace-Filled or Shame Based Environment?

“Shame on you!” The words ricocheted through her heart, the tears falling fast. She had heard these words spoken many times in her childhood, but was unprepared to hear them again as a grown woman. But maturity had taught her a few things and this time, she didn’t hear the words in the same way. As she prayed about her […]

The Excruciatingly Painful and Important Work of Mentoring

The other day, I was reading through a devotional that was talking about mentors. As I pondered the women in my life who have poured into me, I was reminded of how blessed I have been to have so many wonderful examples. In each stage of my life, God has blessed me with women who have pointed me to Jesus. […]

Chasing After Sunsets

Driving through sun soaked countryside, meandering, journeying, questing, we think it will never end. Hill after rolling hill, cows and sheep, horses and dogs, we are enthralled by each new sight. Little churches dot the hills, their steeples raised in praise to God, our hearts and voices lift in response. Creeks tripping over rocks, bridges and barges and asphalt and […]

Taking Stock

Every time I have written in this space of late, I have had to apologize for my long absence. I would like to get over that by writing more frequently. Does it matter to the world if I write? Probably not. But it matters to me. It matters, because I have four pairs of eyes that watch me every single […]