You are not intimidated.

Fear of man will prove to be a snare,    but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. Proverbs 29:25 I pray this sets someone free.   It happened two Sunday’s ago. I walked in a little late to Sunday School and sat quietly in the empty chair directly in front of my friend Tope, the teacher. The four of us […]

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JOY in the WAITING

My word for 2018 was JOY so I bought a necklace with the word “joy” on it to remind me that no situation, person or event could steal my joy. I wanted to remember each day that Jesus was the source of my joy. Some days I lived and understood that better than others, but […]

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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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A Daughter’s Dream, A Mother’s Prayer

Something changed in me the day I stood in the sterile cold surroundings of the trauma unit with a bright light shining on my daughter.  To be honest, something changed in all of us. Trauma changes things, good and bad. It’s ripple effects are far-reaching. My heart cried wordless groans for nearly two hours, the […]

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Jesus Showed Up

Recently, I was able to spend a weekend at the beach for my daughter’s soccer tournament. It was great to just get away and spend time with my kids. It was also a special time for me to be still and bring my broken heart to Jesus. And, He met me there. Jesus showed up.

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Drawing near to Him

{This post was written on July 2, 2014} God is pursuing my daughter, and in that process he is tenderly pulling me closer to Him too… more and more. It warms my heart to see her drawing near to Him, and it stirs something in me. Just recently on a Friday night we walked in from a long […]

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A New Song

It was a cool October Sunday morning and I was still a little car sick from the long and winding roads that led to the country church.  My 10-year-old knees were shaking as the last person stood up to share.  I don’t remember what he said, but I know I started to cry.  The piano […]

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Praying With An Eternal Focus

When you find yourself literally crying out to God, something about your prayer life changes. It is desperate. It is emotional. It is overwhelming. I found myself there three years ago as I began my journey of healing from childhood sexual abuse. I started going to counseling and it was before and after those sessions that I would have […]

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Expectant Prayer

I have been praying big prayers, with a heart full of doubt. I have been asking Him for the impossible, and having merely a faint hope that He will answer. I have repeated daily,  “Lord, if it’s your will, I pray…” somewhat out of habit with a side dish of duty, but with very little faith. These are […]

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