Journal

On Exploring

EXPLORE: (v.) Travel in or through (an unfamiliar country or area) in order to learn about or familiarize oneself with it. What do you want to explore — a new career, calling, purpose or dream? I awoke thinking about exploration this morning. Our family took a short hike through the woods yesterday and we’re planning…
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On Dreams

Look out, dear friends, on this lovely Friday — look out and DREAM BIG. This photo was snapped by a friend a couple of years ago. I was waiting for a dinner meeting and was caught unaware… dreaming of becoming an author again. I post it from time to time because it’s a reminder to…
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On Choices

The last thing I expected was to be handed a life lesson with my cup of to-go coffee. But that’s what I got. It was a rare morning when I had nothing immediate on my schedule, so I’d found some precious free time to run through a drive-thru. I ordered my usual mocha latte and turned to…
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On Remembrance

I’d always looked up to my grandmother She was a mentor in my life and her opinion mattered greatly to me. She also suffered from the effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in her final years, which stole much from this beautiful, once active college professor — including the memories she’d built up in more than eighty years of living. We’d…
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Verse Mapping 101: Steps to Study the Bible Like Never Before

  You’re here because you want to need God’s Word. You want to learn it. To love it. To make it your oxygen and apply its promises to your daily faith walk. If you want to unpack the context of the Scriptures you’re reading but do it in a super-simple way— looking at the Hebrew/Greek…
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On Failure

What are you afraid of most, Mommy? We were driving to school and my four year-old’s question bounced up out of the back seat, catching me completely off guard. I honestly had to think about it before giving him an answer. Creepy-crawly things give me the heebie-jeebies, so I’m not partial to spiders. (I will scream…
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