The Gift found through Pain


“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…” James 1:2 We are innately built to flee from things that hurt. Avoiding pain is a natural defense. Stay away from the edge of the cliff, don’t step into oncoming traffic, watch out for hot stoves, don’t drink poison. It’s […]

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What do you do with your one broken heart? {A GIVEAWAY}

Lately, I have found myself squirming a lot. I seem to be landing in situations that step just right on those sensitive spots. You know the ones. The ones that rumble in your gut, later erupting out of your mouth at a decibel 10 notches too high. Or the question posed by a loved one […]

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Messy Vulnerability Could be Fertile Soil for Connection

Hi Everyone! To end our little discussion on Friendship I thought I’d chat face to face with you. Grab your coffee and come sit with me. (email subscribers, click here to watch)

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When Friendship Hurts

His eyebrows were sunken and words quiet. It had been a rough day, lots of arguing and complaining, everything seemed strained. I pulled the covers up close to his chin and dimmed the night light and sighed. In that quiet place I finally saw it, the tantrums and outbursts were coming from a much deeper […]

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Breathless Unpacking

Standing in a room filled with like-minded people can take your breath away.  It can also infuse you with life.  I have no idea how to summarize the experience I am taking away from Charlotte, North Carolina.  It was unlike anything I have ever experienced before.  Whole heartedly I admit, I have never been to […]

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