Faith & Encouragement | Spiritual Issues | Thoughts

Changing The Conversation

I will never be like… Them. Her. Him. Those words have echoed through time. Each generation insisting they will be the ones to rise above nurture and triumph over nature to accomplish the greatest things. Outpacing their elders and proving their worth, undeniably. Yet, in our passion to reject failures that cave in around us […]

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Mom Fails & Redemption – Coffee Grounds & Grace

It happened again today. That “feel good about parenting” meme popped up on Facebook and told me a list of so many things to do that will somehow magically insure that my sons grow up wise and loved, nurtured and adored. Because this is what love looks like. This is what mothering looks like, idiot. […]

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Sour Then Sweet – A Tale of Learning To Love

Earlier that day we’d talked long and intensely about how to engage with people while we live our daily lives. Does it matter to “establish a rapport” or should we just talk and “share the love of Jesus” no matter where we are? What if our zeal for loving others can be misunderstood as something […]

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Writing A Holy Thing

I quit writing a few months back. Just quit. Cold turkey. Because writing is hard and there were too many other hard things happening.  I wasn’t willing to share the process of becoming us with a world that I didn’t really trust. Yes. I have trust issues. See, friends, the things God is doing to […]

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Spiritual Issues | Work In Process

This Year

This year. Of being broken and broken. Over and over.  Again and again until what remained, who remains, looks nothing like who began and I can’t find the shreds I was holding so tightly to only 365 days ago.  What were those things I couldn’t live without? I don’t remember. This year. Being remade and remade […]

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