Hiding from the Holidays

Dear Waiting Heart, Take a deep breath. The holiday season is here. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and chances are you’re on your way to a relative’s house, or relatives are piling into your house, or you’re gathering with your friend group or church — somehow, you’ll find yourself surrounded by happy people who seem to have…

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30 People, Day 23: Bible Study Girls

Shout-Out to Sherri and the rest of the Bible study girls! { y’all know who you are } Wow — you ladies, our friendships, and our season of studying the Word together were so impactful. I marveled, looking back, because just a couple months before our group came into being, I had written a prayer…

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30 People, Day 20: My Campers

Shout-Out to the girls who stretched my faith and my comfort zone, further than I knew they could be stretched. The girls who asked me hard questions, who shared with me the deep heartaches you’d experienced in your young lives, who expressed a love for learning the Word of God, and who I told to…

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30 People, Day 3: Mama

Shout-Out to Mama – you had a huge role in shaping who I am today. One thing specifically comes to mind, one important aspect of how you raised me up that still has great impact in my daily life. Thank you for teaching me to memorize Scripture. It wasn’t always my favorite thing as a…

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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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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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Lessons Learned in a Long Distance Marriage

Hi girls! I’m excited for you to read this post by my long-time friend Andria.¬†Due to job reasons, she and her husband have been living partially long distance for almost a year. Andria’s message is painfully honest but full of hope and encouragement. Read on! This is the fourth post in the Long Distance Love…

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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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A Coloring Book for Your Soul

When it comes to loss, we all grieve in unique ways. Grief in itself is a process, a journey, and it has no definitive ending point. Losing a baby or a child is a special kind of grief, one that can’t be understood until it’s experienced. And while the mourning process is still unique to…

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