Soul Strength

“Only speak words that make souls stronger.” – Ann Voskamp & Holley Gerth I have it taped to the cabinet just to the left of my stove, it’s been there for almost 2 years.  A quiet reminder to always speak words that love and wrap a person in grace. Rather than the biting ones, the snarling ones that I was so used to speaking. The kitchen seemed the perfect space for...
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For When You Feel Inadequate

But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh?  Who am I to lead the People out of Israel?  God answered, “I will be with you…”  Exodus 3:11&12 I think I’ve had it all wrong for a really long time. Somehow I’ve learned to believe the notion that in order to BE anything I have DO something first.  I’ve learned that my value and my...
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Dreams Do Come True {or The Hard Work of Waiting}

There is something beautiful that drips from a dream, that just oozes out of its soul when it finally comes to pass.  There is just something beautiful about a dream coming true that has known the hard work of waiting. Somehow, even though we live in this right now society; this wave-your-magic-wand (a.k.a. open up your wallet and buy your dreams) I prefer a dream that knows the knee-bruising,...
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Five Minute Friday – Hands

My first #FMFparty post in my new space!! This makes me smile so, so big!  Every week a group of us gather for conversation, encouragement and some good old belly laughs and then at 10PM our lovely hostess Lisa-Jo Baker posts a prompt.  All chatter on the the Twitter comes to a grinding halt as us writers find our brave and peck out words.  Unedited.  Unscripted.  Un-beautified.  We write...
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When You Need a Friend

When you’re a blogger it’s easy to get caught up in the on-line world.  Don’t get me wrong community happens on Twitter and in your Facebook stream.  I will be the first to raise my hand and admit that I have developed deep and lasting relationships that go beyond the screen and the snappy 140 character one liners with many of my on-line friends. And, while I don’t deny...
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