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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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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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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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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First Friday Favorites #4 – Spices

  We’ve just relocated from our house in town where we stay in the winter, out to the summer camp where we live and work for most of the year. Here at camp, we live in a small apartment, where the kitchen situation is – well – quite minimal! We have a microwave, mini-fridge, toaster…

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Life Lessons from Yoga

What’s your go-to favorite workout? Mine is definitely yoga! I love it because not only is it stretching, toning, a full-body workout, energizing, and healthy – it’s also gentle. While I enjoy the occasional Zumba session, generally, crazy intense cardio workouts are not my thing. Yoga is perfect for me. Last year I discovered the…

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Sisters and Such

Last night, I put my baby sister – who is almost 16 – on an airplane headed back home to Tennessee. She spent eleven days here with my husband and me at our home in Alaska, her first solo visit! It was priceless… great memories, some Alaskan adventuring, and lots of fun! Being the oldest…

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How Are Those Goals?

Hey there friends. Did you realize we’re already 3 months into 2017? Crazy, but it’s true! So my question for you today is… How are those goals coming? At the beginning of the year, I shared with you some of my big goals for the year, told you that you can hold me accountable if…

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