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the feeble chosen

“And yet, grace can make a few feeble instruments the means of accomplishing great things – things greater even than we can conceive.” William Burns
You are called.
Sometimes that calling takes you to a place of brokenness. Sometimes it opens doors that make your heart leap. There is always a cost to following God’s call, but there [...]

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I get dead set, locked in, singularly focussed on the only way it could ever be, and oftentimes I walk away disappointed. I think I’ve figured it out. I think I’ve weighed every option. I think there is no other path that could end as happily as the one I’ve constructed in my imagination. And [...]

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so much joy

Every family needs a Brooklyn – a person who notices, who empathizes, who walks with others hand-in-hand, and puts the world before herself. She is fun and energetic, yet self-controlled and wise beyond her years. She is playful and uninhibited, unhindered by the pulls of social media and the pressure to grow up too fast.

Brooklyn [...]

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When you change that diaper, you are changing the world.
When you are a round-the-clock nurse for three sick little ones, you are changing the world.
When you wake up at 5am to shower and get ready for work so that you can be ready and available to your family as they prepare for school and work, [...]

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losing streak

Last night we cheered on Brooklyn and her team while they lost another basketball game in a long succession of losses this season. We have five more games to go, and we are hopeful to bring, at least, one win home this year. Some games have been so close that I am convinced my heart [...]

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let’s start at the end

“There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go.” – Tennessee Williams
I wrote a little bit about transition last week. Mostly, it was a word of encouragement to cling to the anchor, God, when the seas of change and transition get rough.
We have this hope as an anchor for the [...]

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steady

In seasons of change and transition, whether that be adding a new baby to the family, moving across the country, a job change, or even just coming off of the holidays, life can feel out of control. While I don’t mind change – the necessary, needed and healthy changes that either happen on their own, [...]

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the mini-resolution

Confession is good for the soul. That said, I have a confession to make.
I am not a New Year’s resolution maker.
(Gasp!) Is the world still standing?
First, and I say this in the kindest way, most of the time I see people (myself included) set all kinds of well intentioned resolutions on January first, and then [...]

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waiting room 10/19/2017

Quiet moments of waiting
Wondering
Pondering
Praying
Hoping
Believing
Resting
Trusting
Eyes closed
Tired
Weary
Leaning
Clinging
Crying
It’s all going to be okay
Sitting
Alone
In a corner
I turn my head to look out the window
It’s raining
A fall mist encircles the city below
Uncertainty
Seems to be the word of the day
The musing of my heart
I just want to sit here for as long as I can
Sometimes uncertainty feels more secure than certainty
Trusting
What [...]

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I have this hobby called “tweaking” (moving items from one place to another).  I am constantly tweaking the decorations around my home, which I find to be very therapeutic. It’s an outlet for me.  However, recently I found myself not finding any peace or joy in the process of “tweaking”. Instead, I was feeling overwhelmed, [...]

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