What Matters in the Marching Mess

I have kept my mouth shut this past weekend regarding Trump’s inauguration and the Women’s March… largely because I’ve been processing, figuring out what I feel about it, organizing my response in my mind before blurting it out my mouth. I’ve kept quiet because I didn’t want to simply jump on the nearest bandwagon, or…

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To Be Seen {longings of a girl’s heart}

Almost any girl will tell you that, at some time or other, she has felt …invisible. …forgotten. …ignored. Sometimes by society in general, and other times by the people she loves and needs, she feels completely unnoticed and unseen. Does anyone actually care? Beth Moore, in her book about Esther, writes about our “insatiable need to be noticed.” I…

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Who Do I Stand With?

Following the shooting in Orlando this past weekend, my Facebook feed has been a bit chaotic — as it always is following any kind of tragedy. Everyone has their opinions, their words of encouragement, their arguments, and their “supportive” profile pictures. This time, it’s a sticky situation for Christians, because the shooting was at a…

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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 unadoptable have names.

Orphans have been heavy on my heart for the last couple of days.  Orphans and foster kids — especially the “unadoptable.” Yesterday I was talking with a couple of friends, one from Russia and one who does extensive mission work in Kenya, and we had a lengthy discussion about adoption.  Adoption is extremely difficult and…

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