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fasting ain’t easy…but it’s worth it.

I.love.to.eat. Seriously, I love food. I graze all day long. And for good reason: it is NOT pretty when I go too long without it. My attitude gets ugly fast. Right before Ben and I got married, my dad said something to him like, “just feed that one every couple hours and you will be…

when there is no plan.

If you have been around me long, you know that I am a planner. Super organized. Too much maybe. Actually, for sure too much. All of my ducks are in a row most of the time…and usually color coordinated. I set goals and I make lists. I even make lists of my lists. I thrive…

in the middle of a storm…

We are in the middle of a storm at our house, and it has been really difficult to navigate. Life feels turbulent, unsettled and out of control. I could not stop the flood of tears tonight as we processed what has happened and what the future holds.  Not my favorite. (If you haven’t read my…

the Lord gives and the Lord takes away…

I’ve written this post 100 different ways in my mind, and I can’t seem to grasp the best way to do it.  Every time I sit down to write, I struggle. But I want share anyway, so please forgive my lack of eloquence. This morning, all I could think of is the verse in Job 1…

rethinking my new year’s resolution…

It’s New Year’s Eve and that means it is resolution time. No matter how you feel about making them, ‘tis the season. Exercise more, rest more, eat better, read more… those are just some of the different resolutions that I have made over the years. Some I have kept, and some I have utterly failed…like…

the post about worry.

I’ve been guilty of doing something lately that the bible says not to do. There’s a lot going on in our family that I cannot talk about yet, but it’s difficult and painful stuff and I’ve been worrying about what’s going to happen with all of it. Worrying about what the future looks like. Worrying…

it’s my 40th birthday today…

It’s my 40th birthday today. That seems like a REALLY big number. But I’m ok with it: gray hair, wrinkles, and all. Actually, I’m more than ok. I’m excited about the coming decade. For no other reason than I am hopeful about what God has in store for me. I hope this decade in my…

an open letter to the haters…

One of my favorite Christian singers has recently experienced tremendous success in the secular music industry. Her voice is amazing and her lyrics are meaningful and the world is taking notice. To that I say, well done beautiful singer. You have a gift and you are using it to shine a light. Which is why…

why my biggest challenge was also my greatest blessing…

This picture doesn’t tell the real story. It looks like my life was beautiful and happy. The truth is that a year ago, I was at rock bottom. I was battling postpartum depression and my 11 month old was battling colic…and we were both losing. Because of his around-the-clock fussiness, I rarely ventured out and…

whispers…

The Sermon on the Mount whispers to us. It can only be heard if we are listening closely. Really listening. Sitting at the feet of Jesus, staring intently at his face, hanging on every word. Listening.   Mesmerized by his wisdom. Captivated by his love. Listening. Then, and only then, will we hear it. Quietly…