Lessons from the Sidewalk {The Courage to Love}

  “But now faith, hope, and love remain; these three virtues must characterize our lives. The greatest of these is love.”  1 Corinthians 13: 13 (The Voice) This year I spent three months completing an internship working with individuals struggling with addiction and homelessness.  For one of my classes I had to write a paper about my experiences.  Below is a small excerpt from...
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Lessons from the Sidewalk {An Open Letter to ALL Women}

Dear You,  I see you there. Yep, you. I want to whisper here that we need you. Just as you are! We need what you have to offer, the stories you have lived and the life you still want to live.  We need you! Not who you think we want to see, but you!  Whether you punch the clock and climb the corporate ladder or climb out of mini-van taking a forgotten lunch to school for the umpteenth time.  We...
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Two are Better than One

We are better together.  We were meant for community, to live side by side and share the triumphs and tragedies of life with the people that God has put in our lives.  This is truth! I believe it to the core of my being.  Why then, do I often recoil at the thought of being in community, of showing bits of myself that I would really rather hide. I’ve been reading lately in the book of Acts...
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5 Reasons Why You’ll Want to be at Allume in October

Every year in October the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, South Carolina fills to overflowing with women (and a few men).  Women who are passionate about their walk with Jesus and who want nothing more than to be used by Him. They come alone, or in groups, and for three days they press in close and get down to the business of intentional Kingdom Work.   Allume is so much more than...
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Life in Chalk {Lessons from the Sidewalk}

My schedule is full of breathing room again so I’ve started getting up around the same time the sun peeks over the horizon to go for a walk.  I’m on summer break from school which means that I’m no longer shackled to the hallowed halls of academia.  It also means that the stress of All. The. Things. has subsided and I have space to tap on keys and watch words appear here in...
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