Getting Unstuck

I’ve been stuck.  I haven’t posted much this year and I feel like I am so behind. I don’t even know where to start. I haven’t shared much here because I wanted to focus on writing my story.  I came to a defining moment in my story and I struggled to write it.   There were […]

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Praying (and Waiting) for a Miracle

I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am.  John 13:19 NIV I wrote down my ‘miracle’ prayer requests on the orange index card and took a quick picture with my phone. I brought it to the altar and put it […]

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Do One Brave Thing

Prayer:  Lord, sometimes, I delay. I hesitate. I worry. I fear. I wonder what others will think. I think:  it doesn’t matter, someone else already said it, and no one cares. Then I waste time instead of doing anything you’ve called me to do. When I step into my calling, I get overwhelmed, filled with […]

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Into the deep

I don’t really like water, unless it is clear, contained and shallow.  I would much rather sit with my toes squishing into the sand and only take an occasional dip in the pool to cool off. I don’t really like bathing suits either, but that’s a post for another time. I prefer not to step […]

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Take the next step

It is time to take the next step. Looking back, that is what it has felt like all along – step after step after step. Every step was a big step.  Saying the words, calling the counselor, showing up for the appointment, signing up for group therapy and conferences, standing up and sharing my testimony: […]

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God Pursues

The steam was just starting to disappear on the mirror as I prayed in the bathroom for God to help me.  I woke up to an intense bad dream, startled and shaken.  A cold Diet Coke and some time in the Word helped refresh and calm me.  The humming of the hairdryer stopped and a […]

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Don’t Shrink Back {Be Brave}

God, what is my purpose?  What are you calling me to do? When I have prayed and asked those questions, God has answered.  I know in my heart what He is calling me to do, but I have no idea how to get there. In fact, I feel stuck sometimes. And the voices in my […]

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Almost there

I nervously made my way over to the bloggers retreat at The Cove.  The first session was on “Living Inspired” with Jess Connolly.   She was beautifully transparent and real as she reminded us that while we may feel pressure to be inspiring, our main role is be inspired!  We need to be deeply rooted in […]

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Dare To Be Brave {five minute friday}

Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.  Psalm 27:14 (AMP)  Brave is lonely.  Brave is misunderstood.  Brave is uncertain.  Brave worries and cries.  Brave struggles. Brave is hard. I wanted to […]

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