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Five Years

Five years. Five years ago today I was a different person. I wanted different things and dreamed different dreams and felt different passions. Five years ago today I had different strenghts and different weaknesses, different hopes and different fears. The change from teenager to young adult was a transition I needed . . . and... Continue Reading →

Vision

The next step ahead is not as clear as I would like it to be. It's like going through a car wash, vision obscured by soapy water streaking lines down the windshield. I have no control of the vehicle as neutral allows the track to smoothly, gently, lovingly guide the car along. I just have... Continue Reading →

Cozy Wintery Days

Yes, yes, I know that your social media feed is already filled with snow-day pictures from yesterday. Well, since I'm a Texan and I hardly see snow--especially thick snow like we had yesterday--I just had to join in. Because here's the thing--usually when Southerners say we are looking forward to enjoying a cozy, wintery day,... Continue Reading →

1/6/21

Caroline felt it. Felt the breathlessness that followed the utter outrage. Felt the nation pause, still, wonder. Felt the cold and unyielding hands of disbelief. She knew history had spun its new and shining threads again and again and again in the recent years. She knew that she was living history, a breathing embodiment of... Continue Reading →

Turtles

These past few days, I have been reflecting on the past year and the upcoming year. How 2020 has been both good and bad, illuminating and uncertain. How 2021 is projected to be the year that saves us all--but how can an abstract concept like a year on a calendar save us from another abstract... Continue Reading →

Coming Home

"Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, 'If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have... Continue Reading →

Let It Be Sincere Praise

I want us to look at something this morning--something that we know to do but often don't know how to do it: Making the most of our quiet time. From the moment we are saved, we are bombarded with declarations such as, "You need to get in God's Word every day" and "You must have... Continue Reading →

Rest

Rest, rest, rest awhile. You've been running on empty for too many miles. Curl up in a chair, prop up your feet. Grab a cozy blanket, fuzzy socks, good book, and warm drink. Life is stressful, I know, and you always want to be on the go. But it's hard to go when you don't... Continue Reading →

Getting Through the Holidays

As I type this on a gray, gloomy Monday morning, I feel the need to share a word of encouragement with you. I'm not sure how you're handling life this morning. I'm not sure how you're planning to address the Thanksgiving week ahead of us--whether you plan to embrace it with enthusiasm and gratitude or... Continue Reading →

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