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When you give a woman a weekend…

When you give a woman a weekend, She may want to take a few friends with her. And if she takes a few friends with her she will most likely need to start a new Facebook group. And if there are many women in a Facebook group silliness might break out. When the silliness breaks […]

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The Laying Down of Christian ‘Things’

The plan around here is that we’ll be talking about the WORD on Wednesdays. This may seem like a natural sort of thing for a good Christian blogger to be doing but I need to give you a little backstory. I have been the good Christian girl all my life, doing the good Christian girl […]

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Moving Forward…2016 here we come!

My word for 2015 was RECLAIM. Perhaps it should have been OBSTACLES, because that is what this year has felt like, one obstacle after another! I am quite thrilled to close the books on this year and begin a new chapter. Perhaps, OVERCOME could be added to the list of words for this year. Josiah […]

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Good Things

{insert a great graphic that refused to be made today due to internet issues…at the end of the day…I’m just hitting publish already!} While this year has been full of hard things and hard places these last few days have felt just a wee bit different, so I thought it only appropriate to write about […]

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We are in a season. A season of bittersweet thoughts and actions. One of our children is making hard, good choices. We hold out a candle of hope that this choice will be one that turns that corner we’ve been looking for. But the season is a hard one to choose – it involves suffering […]

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Into the Deep

  This post was originally going to be a post and then I got brave and told our pastor that maybe I had something to share …. sometime. I told him that after the service on Sunday, on Tuesday he called and said, “How about THIS Sunday.” After a small panic attack and several phone […]

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reclaiming emotions

We are at a Gathering this weekend.  There is an intensity here that I haven’t seen in awhile and yet I sit near the back and mostly observe. People are letting their passion for Jesus show.  I see it through expressions of pure joy on an upturned face. I hear it in groaning as prayers […]

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Writer Wannabe

Standing in the middle of a bookstore surrounded by the smell of ink and paper and Starbucks coffee I am overcome. There are millions of words contained on these shelves and not one of them is mine. I have dreamed of being a writer since as long as I can remember. Dreamt of my name […]

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Reclaiming Summer and Slowing Down

I am doing my best to savour summer. I will be the first to admit that summer is NOT my favourite season of the year. I am not into any of the following: heat humidity dust/dirt sticky, sweaty skin legs sticking to seats when I actually where shorts I am fond of: beautiful flowers leafy, […]

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Gathered In…My Gift to Me

You don’t get to come back unchanged. When you have been around people who influence, love and lift up you can’t help but let it sink in and become a part of you. I watched a brave, beautiful soul gift us with a hospitality that was completely unlike mine. So gentle and easy and tasty. […]

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