My Almost First Kiss

He was pretty much my best friend. We worked together, had a mutual friend group, and hung out a lot, which progressed to a closer friendship, texting throughout the days, and late-night chats. I hadn’t seen it, but one of our mutual friends ‘tipped me off’ that he had feelings for me, which kinda freaked…

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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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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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Creation and Me

It’s so beautiful out tonight. God, I just want to praise You! How can I help but praise and thank You when I look out at this… This beauty, this majesty… This creativity, this complexity, This reflection of Your glory, that shouts of who You are. And God, a night like this reminds me that,…

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When You Can’t Make Eye Contact With God

If you happened to read what my March goals were in my last post, you might noticed under the Spiritual Goals heading, I wrote, “Engage with Him throughout the day.”¬† Why is this one of my focus areas? What does it mean? A couple of years ago, I read the book Every Bitter Thing is…

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The Shack: My Honest Thoughts

On Saturday – despite the controversy, mixed reviews, and even outright boycotts – my husband and I went to see The Shack. When I stated on Facebook later that night that we had watched it and I was processing “all the feelings,” I immediately started getting questions from people about what I thought about the…

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I Refuse to Believe He Will be Conquered

Last week, I highlighted the following quote in Oswald Chambers’ devotional¬†My Utmost for His Highest: “Perseverance means more than just hanging on, which may be only exposing our fear of letting go and falling. Perseverance is our supreme effort of refusing to believe that our hero is going to be conquered.” What does this mean…

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