Raising Generations: The Empty Nest

I am thrilled to be guest posting over at Raising Generations Today. This passionate group of women are all about helping moms embrace their role, no matter what season their mothering is in.  In March of 2014 mothers from all over will gather together and celebrate the bravery of motherhood.  I think, for a lot of moms, that moment in motherhood when you know you’re children are...
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Hanging on the Edge of Community

The sun slipped beneath the waves, the glorious pinks and oranges lighting the sky.  It was as if God had taken up finger painting and the pale blue was His canvas.  All of it a stark contrast to the dark shadows that lurked in the corners of her heart. She sat at the mouth of the river, overlooking the lake on an out-cropping of rocks.  Beneath her was a firm and solid foundation...
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Allume and a Promise

In less than two weeks I’ll be gathering with over 400 women from all over the globe to celebrate our craft of writing, encouraging and blogging.  I have entertained my own fears leading up to this conference and I am sure that if you’re reading this and you’re heading to Allume you too are experiencing anxiety and maybe even some fear.  I posted this piece several...
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Five Minute Friday – Ordinary

It is Friday.  And, on this day hundreds of us gather for the love of writing.  And our lovely hostess of this awesome link-up says this: “On Fridays hundreds of writers gather here to write the muse into being. You’re welcome to join from your blog, your pen and paper, your thoughts left in the comments. As long as you write. From anywhere – your desk, your car in the car pool...
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Who is God: Refiner

There are just some places I don’t want to go. Places that bring one to bending from the heat coming in undulating waves.   There are just some places that I’d rather not visit.   And the fire of refinement is one of them. There is a deep and searing pain that comes with refining.  A supplication and laying low that has you wondering whether or not your bending point...
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