Speaking Truth Over My Body

I woke up early and stuck my basal thermometer in my mouth – just like every morning. Two minutes later, my temperature reading was low – just like every morning. If you’re not familiar with basal temperature charting, the basic premise is that body temperature rises when ovulation occurs, and drops again right before menstruation. Many…

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Discovering ‘Self Care’ and What it Means to Me

I’ve disliked the terms self care and self love ever since they became popular buzzwords in the last couple of years. I don’t know where it came from, but suddenly, out of nowhere, the internet was obsessed with this idea of ‘self care.’ A quick Pinterest search gives you: A 30-day self care challenge 50…

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An Invitation (and why I decided to go!)

Ever since the day it was announced over on the Moms in the Making Facebook group, I’ve wanted to go to the first-annual MITM conference. The online support group has been a big encouragement to me, and the conference sounded so great!   When it was announced, the first thing I did was look at…

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What to Ask a Missionary

Working in full time camp ministry, of course our biggest “mission fields” are the 700+ campers who attend each summer, the adults and families who come for retreats, and our college-age summer staff. But in addition to these, we also have opportunity for ministry to those who come to serve with us — short term…

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A Holy Prompting to Rest

Hello dear friends. I’ve been musing on the idea of Sabbath for a couple of days. For us, during this busy camp ministry season, we don’t get much rest time, so the few Sabbath moments we do get are craved and precious. Yesterday, Brett brought up a question I’ve never considered before. He pointed out…

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An Open Letter to Summer

Dear summer, Over the last several years, our relationship has come to revolve around one thing – summer camp ministry. It’s fun and adventurous and all kinds of crazy, and we’ve seen so many kids’ lives changed by the Lord… but it’s also really tough. Sometimes I miss the things we used to do together…

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Faith Like Bartimaeus

Last night at chapel service with the other camp staff (summer staff orientation is happening this week), the speaker talked about the story of “blind Bartimaeus.” Interesting, isn’t it, how we tag him that way? He’s got a label – not just Bartimaeus, but Blind Bartimaeus. It makes me pause a bit and wonder how…

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Hope: my Mother’s Day gift

It’s Mother’s Day. Today (even though I’m working) I’m wearing one of my favorite shirts, because it makes me smile and I feel pretty. Today I’m wearing my necklace I got in memory of my baby. Today I’m reading lots of texts from sweet friends, letting me know they are thinking of me and praying…

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First Friday Favorites #5 – Pinterest Recipes

Today’s First Friday Favorites post is going to be a quick and easy one – I’m just sending you to Pinterest! We all have our Pinterest food boards, right? Personally, I have a board of recipes to actually try out soon, a board of really healthy food, a board of quick, on-the-go food I can make at…

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NIAW Goodies

So girls, you might have heard – this week is National Infertility Awareness Week. I’m hoping to write another post on the topic within the next few days, but today, I wanted to share some goodies, discounts, and giveaways that are happening in honor of this week! I’m definitely getting in on some of these,…

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