The Land of the Living

Some days are so much harder than others. Some days uncovering the holy in the ordinary requires an excavation of your heart. When you ask me how I’m doing, I want to turn and plaster on the bravado-smile and tell you that everything is fine.  Yet, there are days when nothing could be further from the truth. Lately I’ve been struggling with doubt.  Daily I’ve needed...
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Five Minute Friday – Paint

  The best night of the week ever.  We stop what we’re doing, take a big breath and silence the critic while we write for five minutes flat.  No over thinking, no back tracking, no editing.  Just write our hearts.  It’s the bravest kind of writing I know.  Click on the logo to the left to join in the fun!  Word – Paint GO!  I’d...
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Surprised by Motherhood {A Book Review}

It isn’t often that book draws me like a moth to a flame.  It’s not often that I find it next to impossible to separate myself from the couch after sinking into words. It’s been a rare occasion that I issue instructions about dinner to my husband and son from my perch beneath the blanket because I. Just. Can. Not. Put. It. Down.  But this book was different, it is...
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Beautiful Broken

What if we could see the beautiful in our broken?  What if we could lay out the pieces of every shard and recognize how each fits into the redemptive story He has written on our behalf? So often my broken is something that I run from.  Something that has me running in fear and hiding in the shame, hiding in the mess that my broken has made.  Shard pieces of me that can cut and...
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Community Sings

There is a chorus that swells into a holy crescendo when we press our stories up close together.  When we come together each note tells a simple tale that when blended has us bending our knees in an awestruck wonder of community. There are pieces of a refrain that lift and lilt and swirl around us as we are surrounded by an expectant hallelujah. The beauty of our voices lift up each...
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