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when you’re scared to make a plan

I have been a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl. And mostly it has worked for me. Sure, when I was a children’s pastor I’d plan and process and pray through what I wanted things to look like in the ministry, but when it came down to execution of said plan you’d often find my carefully typed […]

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when things don’t go as planned

And there was great rejoicing across the country. And many who hung their heads and deep sighs came out of their being. The people have spoken and the decision has been made. We have a new Prime Minister. Will this be a good decision? Only the Lord really knows. After all, He is the One […]

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where is the source of my desire

I am sorry for the silence. My current world is loud and exciting! I am at Allume. A wonderful, heart-filling blogging/writing conference and …wow. No disappointments so far people!! I am learning plenty of amazing things and my prayer is that I will glean all the good stuff and then put it into practice, I […]

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when disappointment is too small a word

  And here I am far too far away from my babies when I learn of a disaster that has befallen another that could just have easily been me. In Alberta a family is without three girls today. Drowned in grain. Every farmer’s nightmare. It was almost my nighmare. My oldest, just a few year’s […]

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when you ARE the disappointment

So what happens inside when YOU cause the disappointment. You miss the appointment. Forget the birthday. Burn the dinner. Pay the bill late. Overdraft the account. Don’t lose the weight. (or gain it back) Procrastinate the project until you have to rush and don’t do as good of a job. For many of us, we […]

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Day 10 – When the timing is off…

There are some moments you never forget. We were moving into our first house that we bought. In the middle of boxes and furniture our new neighbour from across the street came over with the news that my brother had been in an accident. This was in the days before cell phones. My baby was […]

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Day 9 – Anticipating Disappointment

Do you anticipate disappointment? May I have a show of hands? Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this. It’s sad but true. Next week I am heading to South Carolina to join with about 400 other blogger/writer women who love Jesus at the Allume conference. I will be hanging out in […]

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Moving Toward

Small shoulders hunched up to her quivering chin. Her face was pinched as she fought back tears. Some divine insight caused me to say, “You know, it’s okay to be sad about this.” The dam broke and she threw herself into my arms and cried. I realized in that moment that I was familiar with […]

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The Gateway to Comfort

Disappointment comes in all shapes and sizes. We experience small disappointments, like when the app switches photos on you so the post you wrote makes no sense. We experience huge disappointments, like the loss of a job or when that cycle comes again after months of hoping and praying. Disappointment is individual. I won’t be […]

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Day 2 – Hope’s What We Crave

Life is often disappointing. We desire something but it is delayed or denied and we are disappointed. Hope flies and we are left standing empty. I am sure I am not alone in my familiarity with disappointment. It might be as simple as missing the bus or as deep as the longing for a child to […]

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