Facing February

My husband and I just returned home from 6 weeks of traveling all over the U.S. It was fun, exhausting, and wonderful – we got to see many people we love – and now it’s really good to be home. Home to our own bed, all the familiar things, and the ability to cook whatever…

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The Music of the Messy Seasons

Isn’t it interesting how music can take us instantly back to certain times and places in our lives, and rekindle the emotion as real as if it was yesterday? It seems like some of the seasons of my life have had their own theme songs — the songs I played on repeat, sang my heart out…

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A Waiting Heart at Christmas

Dear waiting heart, It’s hard to be in a waiting season during Christmas, isn’t it? I know. You enjoy the festivities of the season and the beauty of the day, but there’s a shadow, hovering over your heart. There’s a hole, like something is missing. While you rejoice in the wonder of Christmas, at the…

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The Poetry of God

Sometimes God is so poetic in the way He works. I love this about Him. We see the turns of events, the reversals of destiny, and the seeming dance of details that He lines up so artistically, and realize there is a sense of order in our messy lives. There are fleeting moments when we think, this…

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To Wait, Not Worry

“If I’m not seeing action on His [God’s] part, it’s very likely my flesh will start striving and my spirit will become exhausted from the toiling.”  – She Reads Truth devotion ‘Sparrows and Kings‘   And this is why Scripture tells me to “Cease striving and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10) and to “Rest in the Lord…

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Let’s Memorize the Word Together

About a year ago, while we were engaged, Brett and I decided we should memorize Scripture together. We wanted to go with a passage or chapter, so we chose the first chapter of 1 John. We tried memorizing one verse per day. During our morning or evening devotions — whenever we had time to do them…

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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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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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