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Life pulls you in so many directions, and the demands on your time and your psyche can seem overwhelming. Experience the joy and contentment that comes from knowing we have stopped striving and are rest in God's unconditional love.
Things Could Be Worse

August 23, 2022

We moved our daughter into her freshman dorm last week, and the operation went surprisingly smooth if you were to ask me. If you ask my husband, he would say otherwise. Perhaps you heard him after he carried four gigantic bins up nine flights of stairs in 95-degree weather. He was the angry father repeatedly […]

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Audience Of One

August 16, 2022

Middle schoolers are not my jam. If I’m being honest, other people’s kids are not my jam. I’ve never been the mom who hosts playdates or coaches soccer. I lead Walking with Purpose small groups with ADULT women—adult women who already love Jesus and whose prefrontal cortex is completely developed. Imagine my shock when I […]

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Jesus Is The Prize

August 2, 2022

Sometimes I come across a gospel story that doesn’t make sense to me. I can read it over and over again and listen to explanations, but something about it doesn’t click. Jesus often spoke in parables and veiled language to His followers. Two thousand years later, it’s easy for me to find my head spinning […]

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The Fatherness Of God

June 28, 2022

It’s a safe bet that my husband knows too much about ballet. He’s a #dancedad. Our 14-year-old daughter has been dancing since she was 2 ½, so we are fairly used to recital weekends in our family. For the past several years, my daughter’s annual recital falls on the weekend of Father’s Day. So instead […]

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How To Respond To Bad News

June 14, 2022

They shall not fear an ill report; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. (Psalm 112:7) “We’ve been here before.” I told myself this in response to bad news. With what can feel like bad news lurking around every corner, it’s easy to spiral into an abyss of despair and depression. There’s one problem with […]

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Do Not Despise The Day Of Small Things

May 24, 2022

“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things.” —Kurt Vonnegut I framed this quote for my kitchen wall years ago, during a season when it felt like much of my day was spent doing inconsequential, little tasks. I needed this reminder whether I was […]

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The Devil Wears More Than Prada

May 17, 2022

My son turned sixteen last week which means two things: he can drive, and he suddenly cares about what he wears. While the driving part scares me, I am totally here for the shopping. However, as trips to the mall have increased so has my fashion trend awareness. Is it just me or is evil […]

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Dealing with Fear of the Future

May 10, 2022

When was the last time you could not fall asleep because you were worried about the future? Was it last night or sometime this week? What are you worried about?  The older I get and the more I hear your stories as I meet you when I travel, the more I understand. To be a […]

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Begin Again

May 3, 2022

He chose to be Judas. No one chooses to be Judas! Except my son did. He was asked to play the role of Jesus in his school’s Passion play—a role that, historically, is offered to a student who teachers feel demonstrates the values of the school’s patron, St. Joseph: humility, compassion, and self-respect. (Insert proud […]

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As The Deer Longs For Running Streams (Psalm 42:2)

April 26, 2022

It was a hot day for April, but it wasn’t the weather that was killing me. I was laying on the infield beside the track after running a brutal workout—laying because my legs wouldn’t hold me up anymore. I was too destroyed to care how beet-red in the face I looked. This high school girl […]

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