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We are a culture of non-confrontational people. We may think we like to meet conflict head on. But really, any pursuits of reform or change we participate in tend to be impersonal. We don’t like to risk change. We tremble when we think of risking our fragile, breakable ideals of self-worth with the truth. WeContinue reading “Run Towards the Fight – It starts with YOU”
Friends, I apologize; I’ve been a bit MIA lately. I can blame that partially on the start of summer and the craziness that follows such a shift and partially on procrastination. We all have those times, don’t we? But, either way, I’m back with a reflection on what the Lord has taught me through thisContinue reading “Listen to the Whispers”
Friends, May, for me, encompassed new experiences that stretched beyond my wildest dreams. From the incredible opportunity to attend Northwest Christian Writer’s Renewal Conference as the only student among numerous adults to planning my future to starting to drive places on my own, the Lord has shown the importance of this month’s theme in myContinue reading ““Step Off the Edge” – Choosing Courage Over Doubt”
Hey, friends! I can’t believe it’s already been 2 years since I started this blog. Truly, this whole journey has been a wild ride. This anniversary has given me new ideas and aspiration for the future – and as such, I’ve started work on a site overhaul! What exactly this means I’m still figuring out,Continue reading “Second Anniversary!”
This theme is a rather unusual one. But, perhaps that’s what makes it great. Welcome back to the next installment of my monthly theme posts, which you can find the rest of here. My theme for April was “Walk Through the Narrow Door.” What do I mean by that, you ask? I picked this themeContinue reading ““Walk Through the Narrow Door” – Balance Between Now and Then”
March flew by. March is always a strange month for me – but this year, from preparation to celebration and everything in between, I enjoyed it. And I also believe the Lord has taught me a lot. To see my other monthly theme posts, click here. And, since my journaling is heavily influenced by myContinue reading “Fall Into Grace – March”
In 2001, my older sister came home from Guatemala. In 2003, my older brother – her biological brother – followed suit. My parents didn’t know that he had autism and down syndrome. That wouldn’t be discovered for another few years. Closer to the time I was born, in April 2006. Because of my brother’s specialContinue reading “My (Updated) Testimony”
Does anybody else just hate it when another person calls you out on something? There’s always that innate pullback – that inner reflex that pushes away conviction. This instinct of ours makes it easy for us to shove aside our flaws for the sake of pride. This trade-off is not a healthy one. If you’reContinue reading “Conviction – My Love-Hate Relationship with Humility”
A few days ago, I finished reading through “He Walks Among Us: Encounters with Christ in a Broken World” by Richard and Reneé Stearns. This book, written in a devotional format, chronicles stories and experiences of people the Stearns encountered during their work with World Vision International. I found this book incredibly inspiring. It takesContinue reading “Spotlight: “He Walks Among Us””
Hello, friends! Time for my second monthly theme post (even if I am a little late)! My theme for February was, “Rest in Patience and Contentment”. To see my other monthly theme posts, click here. I read through the journal entries I wrote this month, and after some editing, condensing, and highlighting of key words/phrases,Continue reading “Patience, Contentment and Humility – February”
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