Jesus in a jewelry box

Maybe you’ll read this story I’m about to tell you and think, “what’s the big deal, it’s just a random coincidence.” Or maybe you’ll hear the story and not really care, but y’all, Jesus used this story in my life to remind me of His love and goodness, so it’s a good one if you […]

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A new songĀ 

This time two months ago was a rough time. It was just after Thanksgiving, and there was indeed much to be thankful for, but my heart was heavy and my soul was weary and my mind was anxious. It felt like an attack on all sides, the enemy’s desperate attempt to take my joy out […]

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2015 and Instagram Brain

Motivation is a curious thing. We can be motivated by things so easily – sometimes recognized, other times subconsciously. When we recognize something that compels us into action, it’s easier to get moving and make a choice that brings us satisfaction. We choose to eat healthy all day so we can reward ourselves with a […]

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The God of Peace

I’ve been fearful recently. Anxiety has attacked and panic set in more times in the last few months than ever before in my life. Depression has snuck in and tried to take root, which is a more familiar enemy, but one I’ve been determined to battle. The anxiety though, well I’m less familiar and more […]

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macaroons and heart lessons

 I’ve been reminded lately that marriage is sanctifying and inconveniences show our true character.    I was so thankful to have some time in Paris with just Ethan on the tail end of our mission trip to England. However, I didn’t account for the exhaustion and grumpiness that would come from the introvert in me […]

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work from your rest

Here’s some honesty for you (and for me). I’ve struggled for the better part of 2015 to find a healthy rhythm or routine when it comes to work and rest. When I work too hard or too long, I crave comfort in what can only be called laziness, but I often try to mask it […]

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