Love Will Get Us Through

A couple weeks ago — just a few days after our miscarriage happened — Brett came in from working, opened his computer, and said he had a song playing in his head that he wanted to listen to. He found it saved on his hard drive, a song from an obscure singer from Canada named…

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Held for a Moment, Loved Forever: Our Miscarriage Story

This is a difficult post to write. Because miscarriage is a sensitive subject. People don’t talk about it much. And honestly, there’s part of me that really doesn’t want the whole world to know it happened to me. But God has been teaching me this year about being real and vulnerable, and this situation should…

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Things I Learned in May!

I’m joining Emily at Chatting at the Sky today for her “What I Learned in May” link-up.  Check out Emily’s post and the other ladies’ links, too! Here are a few things, in no particular order, that I’ve learned in these past 31 days…   Weed-eating isn’t as fun as I used to think it…

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Becoming God’s Plan for Me

A few nights ago, I stood on the front beach at camp with my husband, my XtraTuf boots in the edge of the lapping water, watching the sun set over the Chilkat mountain range, casting a fishing line out into the bay in hopes of catching our dinner. And in that peaceful moment, I realized…

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our friend the hitchhiker

image source My friend Courtney and I were driving around town the other day in a minivan plastered with Echo Ranch Bible Camp decals, visiting local churches and schools to hang up posters for summer camp.  As we drove through one particular neighborhood, we came up on a lady walking, who desperately waved at us…

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The Last Day

image source Today is my last day as a single lady. Since I was probably 13 or 14, I’ve always thought about these days — today and tomorrow — and wondered what they’d be like.  What would it be like to realize it’s your last day as a single person?  What would it be like…

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How do I know he’s THE ONE?!

Lately I’ve come across quite a few of these “marriage advice” articles, many of them titled something like this: Twenty Questions to Ask Before You Get Married Ten Marriage Deal Breakers Thirty-Five Things You Absolutely Must Agree On The One Characteristic You Can’t Overlook in Marriage I’m sure some of these articles contain some decent…

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We’re all consumers here.

image source If working retail has taught me one thing, it has taught me that we are, without a doubt, hardcore consumers.  The most common phrases I hear, at both jobs: Give me Can I have Can I get I’m looking for I need I want Plus, of course, all the complaints, the “no I…

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Not My Enemy

image source My Bible reading this morning was in Ephesians 6 — you know, the passage on spiritual warfare and the armor of God.  I jotted down a few notes in my journal about boldness, standing firm, that kind of thing.  Then a note I had written in the margin of my Bible several years…

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Hold All Things Loosely

Abraham knew without a doubt that Isaac was from God — that God had given Isaac to him (Genesis 17).  Yet then God said, sacrifice him.  Give him up.  Let him go.  He was the promise child, the answer to their prayers, the gift of God.  And God said, let go of him.  Abraham’s response…

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