I wanna be like You, God.

“Are you ready to be less than a mere drop in the bucket–to be so totally insignificant that no one remembers you even if they think of those you served? Are you willing to give and be poured out until you are used up and exhausted–not seeking to be ministered to, but to minister?” ~~ […]

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Conquering the beast.

The comparison monster. I suppose at one time or another in our lives, we’ll deal with it. I’ve been pretty fortunate not to have a face-to-face run in with the thing for many, many years… maybe since high school. And then I moved to Dallas. Suddenly, it’s all over me. Creeping over my shoulder when […]

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Oh, to be loved…

Valentine’s Day. It used to be cute and fun when my man child was young and we did little valentines that I always forgot about until the last minute. Gimme a break, y’all… this was back in the days before Pinterest and I was a young, dumb, single mom… I forgot these things! So it […]

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Racism is ugly. And real. I loathe it.

I’m going to try, really hard, to put my thoughts down in a way that makes sense. I would encourage you to read what’s written with an open mind and a heart of compassion and understanding. Okay? I’m white. My son is bi-racial; his dad is black. Though, he isn’t bi-racial to the eyes of […]

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My cup is full… and then some.

Today was beautiful with just a splash of suckiness… Suckiness is not a real word. I made it up. It’s gonna be all right. And it was only a little “sucky” because I was sad. For seven years, I’ve been held tight by an organization that molded me. Changed me. Loved me. Cherished me. My […]

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Today is hope…

When is the last time you’ve been completely stripped down to nothing? Dry bones? Nowhere to run? On nothing to depend? But Him. In that moment of being so alone in your own head, He whispers. He nudges, softly. You cry out, He calms and settles. You beg for something. Anything. An answer. A vision. […]

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To be known…

This weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to tuck away at a charming retreat center, in a wee bit of a town, in Pennsylvania. I’ve been writing about forty-seven blog posts in my head every time I had a free moment. Just bits and pieces of things I wanted to be sure to share. If […]

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Jesus is all we need, right?

“You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul, but fractures to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.” ~ Emery Allen A friend shared this quote with me […]

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His overwhelming love

Just sit in it. Only for a moment. Steady yourself in the sheer grandeur of it. He – the Universe Maker, the Creator of the entire world, the One who can breathe out a world filled with land and water, trees and plants, humans and animals – that God… loves us. He loves you. He […]

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I surrender all…

Let’s start by saying this… I’m about as “uncheckboxed” of a Christian as one person can get. My pastor is big on not being a “checkbox Christian.” Not being that person who just goes down the list of “Christian things to do” checking off boxes on the way. He’s taught us all great lessons in […]

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