Faith

Bratty behavior.

November 11, 2014

What do you do when you feel the world lets you down? If I was being completely transparent, I would say it feels like the Lord has let me down (not discussing the truth of the situation.) This is my confession: sometimes I wrap up the physical things in my life and attribute them to the work […]

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Can positivity be a bad thing?

September 25, 2014

I consider myself to be a positive person. I trust in the One who made me and I believe that “all things work together for good for those who love him and are called according to his purpose.” I personally have seen God make use of my life over and over again and I know that he […]

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Random thoughts about sin and grace.

September 16, 2014

Charles Spurgeon once said, “If your sin is small, your savior will be small also. But if your sin is great, then your savior must be great.” (Paraphrased by Derek Webb) The more I am confronted with my Savior, the more I am stricken with my own sinfulness. And it hurts. I consider myself to […]

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VBS, looking foolish, and finding “home.”

July 28, 2014

(This post isn’t so much about my week at VBS, like the exact things we did, but some of my thoughts that came with it as the week progressed.) This past month I taught music to younger children at VBS. This was the first time I had been back to VBS in the last 5 […]

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On ETBU, and meeting up with an old friend.

July 26, 2014

I loved my college experience. Loved it. I know a private Christian university isn’t for everyone, and you wouldn’t think an 18 year old whom had never had a curfew and had very lenient parents would choose to attend a school where many policies were considered antiquated. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, […]

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“Will the church still love me tomorrow?”

February 16, 2014

“Will the church still love me?” I thought about this thought Sunday morning as I got ready for church. Right now we are in the “going steady” stage of church membership. We haven’t joined yet, but we are “exclusive.” We are making such committed gestures like joining the choir and attending Wednesday nights. We are […]

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What I’ve learned about visiting churches.

January 14, 2014

In the last 12 years, Todd and I have either been members or employed at 8 or more churches (just in case I’ve missed one) and one topic we frequently covered in staff meeting was visitors. What did our church look like to a person coming in for the first time? How can we get […]

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How’s this for motivation? Be ordinary.

December 20, 2013

  Me. Second-day hair, garage sale shirt with a paint stain on it, putting up ornaments. Totally boring. A few days ago I read a post written by my friend Megan about how she gained 1,000 blog followers in 6 months. I’ll be honest, she does intentional blogging far better than I do. I can […]

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Praying for Xander

August 22, 2013

My heart is heavy. I don’t feel like I have even a sliver of the right to write about this subject, and I don’t claim to have any real knowledge over it. I assume my children are healthy, and will be for their entire lives. When I birthed both of them, I never thought about […]

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Limitations

April 16, 2013

If there’s anything I really hate, it’s being limited.  I don’t like being told I have to pick something — a major, a career, a path. I like having my options open. I like feeling like I can do anything. In pregnancy, you are immediately limited. Limited on what you can eat, do, what medicines […]

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