life, My Faith

Only forward is the battle cry

What if this thing that feels like a curse, a hindrance, is actually a blessing? What if dropping the pretense of perfection actually takes me to the place God has wanted me all along? What if...? It amazes me the number of people who struggle--well adjusted, strong women. These are women I've seen God use… Continue reading Only forward is the battle cry

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You’re brave, beautiful and handpicked

So today I'm trying to spend downtime. While I'm sitting in front of the TV, it isn't on. I'm in two different Bible study groups (well 3 really) and I'm using the time to prepare for the next week. But I'm also trying to rest well. Monday I got the ok from cardiology to attempt… Continue reading You’re brave, beautiful and handpicked

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The A-team

As I sit here and reflect, I am amazed at the number of people God has put into my life during this season. This season, this year (and a bit), has been the hardest of my adult life. Yet, in this season, in this hard, He gave me gifts of friendships, of people, my people,… Continue reading The A-team

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All consuming

There's been a lot of reflection lately. This week I've had time to do just that. I had drive time on Tuesday and while the weather wasn't conducive to too much mind wandering, the road itself lends me to my thoughts. Probably two things make me reflect on my life this week. The first is… Continue reading All consuming

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Where’s my church

I was reading in the (In)courage devotional Bible just now, and I read a reading entitled "This is Church" (it goes with Psalm 150:6 if you have that Bible and want to see it). It was talking about church as a "house of worship" and finding that place of worship in nature. I'm not necessarily… Continue reading Where’s my church

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Goals are a road map

About a month ago, we had goals weekend. During this weekend we were to set goals, personally and for our group. I set my goals weeks before because I felt inspired to do so then. Also, if you've read previous blogs, you know that was probably divine intervention because had I waited until Goals Weekend… Continue reading Goals are a road map