Aaaaaaaand we’re back! intentional motivation planning vacation

What a week, friends! I just returned from a full seven days in Punta Cana, and it was heavenly. Temps in the 80s, staying in a beautiful resort, surrounded by my four favorite people… it doesn’t get much better than that. Here are just a few highlights…

This is definitely...

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Significance Minus the Spotlight loving jesus purpose significance the worthy walk

A few years ago, I found myself drowning in life, fighting to drudge up the motivation to do more than the most basic of tasks. Not because anything especially bad was happening, but because not much of anything was happening. Life just felt too… normal. All around me I saw...

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ANNOUNCING… finding jesus

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Friends, I am excited. I mean, like, ridiculously excited. Which is a little silly, because, well,...

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A prayer for my past loving jesus past prayer

I recently re-read one of my favorite books on prayer, Fervent by Priscilla Shirer. This book has absolutely transformed my prayer life! Each chapter encourages the reader to focus on praying for a different aspect of life, complete with Scriptures to pray through. In the back of...

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My top ten books of 2018 so far (and four favorite re-reads, too!) book everyday woman goodreads reading challenge

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book recommendations

This has gotten a little bit out of hand.

Last year I decided to set a Goodreads goal for the first...

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Let the light in darkness light loving jesus the worthy walk

As a child, I had awful recurring nightmares. Over the years a few different “plots” played on repeat in my head, some of which I can still remember. All of them ended the same way, though: me waking up in terror, summoning my courage to run to my parents’ room through the...

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Letting pain serve its purpose pain purpose the glorious table

When I went through childbirth classes, our instructor admonished us not to tense up during contractions. She encouraged us to relax instead so they could do what they were intended to do. Tensing up and fighting the pain only prevents the contractions from accomplishing their purpose. The less...

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My Father Knows My Name adoption being brave loving jesus

A few years ago, I was immensely blessed to be on the launch team for a book by Jen Hatmaker. The women I met on that team continue to be an amazing group of friends, and one of the dearest is Kelly Johnson. Last year, Kelly’s first book, Being Brave, was released–and if you...

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God is never lost down syndrome joey loving jesus the glorious table

My youngest child is what we call an escape artist. Joey is eight and has Down syndrome. He also has limited impulse control and virtually no fear of strangers, wandering away from his parents (or teachers or other caretakers). Add to that a limited vocabulary and difficulty answering...

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When God doesn’t deliver you from your trials… down syndrome loving jesus obeying god the worthy walk

“I just want to be shallow and happy!” I cried. I was sitting at dinner with friends, a much-needed break in a hard season. I was still struggling with my son’s Down syndrome diagnosis, still stumbling through depression. Overwhelmed by the seemingly insurmountable...

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