Category Archives: encouragement

Hospitality Is Not About The House

(Hi! First time reading the blog? This is installment 5 of a series…if you feel a little lost, scroll back up and click here to go to the first installment so you can read them in order. You’ve kind of … Continue reading

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Up Close, Houses and People Are Not What They Seem

The internet is so great at making things seem perfect. But perfection doesn’t exist and when you come in close, you expose the mess within and behind the walls… I’ve come to realize that Zillow and Realtor.com are like Facebook/Social … Continue reading

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Fear Is A Liar! (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, I shared about my personal struggle in one of my callings where I have the honor of serving my local church through the worship ministry. (Read more about that here) Another calling I have is … Continue reading

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You Are Not Alone

The slick, conniving snake must have waited intentionally, seeking out the moment that the woman was alone. He must have been strategically waiting on the moment that he could whisper lies to her. “I will catch her alone, vulnerable, and … Continue reading

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Fear is a Liar! (Part 1)

It happened again. I received the invitation to serve in an upcoming worship service. I was excited to use my gifts again in ministry, but immediately the lies tried to enter in: you’re not a good singer; you can’t sing … Continue reading

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It Is Well, even when it really isn’t

Friends, I don’t know how you’re feeling this holiday weekend. Maybe your heart is bursting with joy even more than your full tummy. Or maybe your heart isn’t full at all.   Maybe your heart has an empty space that … Continue reading

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Busy: Permission to Slow Down

It’s my son’s senior year. He’s an athlete and his final football season was quite demanding. This is also the year where school decisions are being made, standardized test (ACT) scores are undeniably critical, and senioritis is a real threat. … Continue reading

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