While We Wait

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I watched my four-year-old as she played, flattening and rolling and stretching the play-doh in her capable hands. “J.J.,” I beckoned. No answer.  “Julianne…,” I tried once more.  When she didn’t respond, I moved to sit beside her.  “Julianne, I need you to stop what you’re doing and look in my eyes. I have something […]

October 18, 2018

The Key to Productivity in God’s Economy

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Seven months into parenthood, I knew something had to change. I had expected the diaper changes, the snotty noses, even the sleepless nights; but I had not anticipated the frustration, the fear, or the perpetual feeling of falling behind. I woke up one morning to my daughter babbling in her crib. As I laid there […]

August 11, 2018

Returning to Wonder

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Read His Words Before Ours! Revelation 4:6-10 Psalm 5:1-3 Exodus 33:18-23 Isaiah 45:5-7 Psalm 96:10-12 While my mother would tell you she does not have a good singing voice, to me, her voice will always be a sound of comfort and home. One of my earliest memories is of my mother singing a hymn as […]

May 30, 2018

A God of Peace

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I felt like my mind was on fire. That’s how I described it to a friend. It wasn’t a physical pain or headache, rather it was an emotional or spiritual pressure that just wouldn’t let up. I was in the midst of indecision. On the brink of a major life change. And it was killing […]

March 16, 2018

Crafting a Rhythm of Grace for Your Mornings

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There is something about the morning that lends itself to worship. The stillness, the quiet. The newness of the day. The beauty of the morning had been completely lost on me until three years ago. Up to that point, I had been a lover of sleep, craving ten or more hours of sleep a night. […]

July 18, 2017

Deep Roots: Meditation


Well friend, it’s been two weeks since my last post. It seems longer though, and I have missed you! In my last post, I announced I would be doing a series on hearing God’s voice. Over the last two weeks I have been getting familiar with a Benedictine meditation practice called the Lectio Divina. This […]

April 13, 2017

Deep Roots


If you could choose between Jesus beside you or the Spirit inside of you, which would you choose? Author J.D. Greear suggests most Christians would respond “Jesus beside” without hesitation. I would have to agree. Personally, I would love to have Jesus beside me, if for no other reason than to be able to ask […]

March 23, 2017