Category Archives: Confidence in God

What Happened {in me} at a Retreat in Colorado {or Bridging the Head Knowledge/Heart Transformation Gap}

Hi my friends, In the last few months, I’ve been seeing a counselor regularly. It’s one of the best things I could possibly be doing in this season to intentionally care for my heart. So a mid-March Wednesday evening finds … Continue reading

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On Living Unabashed {or a little more of me not holding back}

In case you hadn’t already noticed, I walk around these days with my guts hanging out.  Raw. I wear my heart on my sleeve I guess and it’s a choice I’m learning to make daily, in the face of fear … Continue reading

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What Happens When I Don’t Hold Back

   Well. I’ve tried twice in the last week to sit down and write a newsletter because y’all, this crazy thing is happening lately.  My newsletter email list is growing by the day. Huh? I’m doing nothing to promote or … Continue reading

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One Thing that Makes My Knees Knock {On Vulnerability, Scrutiny, and Letting Go of Control}

 Emily said there’d be days like this. Days my gut grinds and my face flushes hot.  Days my words are released into the atmosphere or the blogosphere or the Facebookosphere and I tremble in fear of the critics — both … Continue reading

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On Uncovering Our Writing Voice and Being In Process

Okay y’all, I’m hailing, finally, from the aftermath of nearly 2 weeks of sickness.  I’m feeling better by the day.  Moving from sickness-survival mode back toward normal. Spiritually, it’s been a rich season for me despite the sickness.  One I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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An Outsider No More, and Thoughts on Allume
[What I’ve Learned in 1 Year of {serious} Blogging: Part 5]

Hiya my friends! I pray this Wednesday morning, or whenever you happen to read this post, finds your heart fully alive and joy-filled in Jesus.  Reveling in His goodness, even.  I find myself caught up in that fairly often these … Continue reading

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The Invitation in Keeping Quiet When You’d Rather Speak Your Mind
[GROW in His Word: Proverbs 13:3 ]

Happy October, dear friends! I’m sneaking in a cup of coffee on this fall morning and connecting as usual with Vanessa, Kelsey, Faith, and Melissa (and others!) for GROW in His Word– a link-up in which we use the GROW acronym to explore the heart of … Continue reading

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On Taking Ourselves Seriously
{but not too seriously}
[What I’ve Learned in 1 Year of {serious} Blogging: Part 3]

Happy Wednesday, friends! I’m excited today to bring you Part 3 of my “What I’ve Learned in 1 Year of {serious} Blogging” series.  [If you’ve missed the first couple posts in this series, you can link through to them here.] … Continue reading

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How the Gospel Changes Our Experience of the Blogosphere
{What I’ve Learned in 1 Year of Blogging: Part 1}

Hiya friends!  Introducing Part 1 of my series: What I’ve Learned in 1 Year of {serious} Blogging.  I’m excited today to share it with you:  I was reading Ann Voskamp’s blog the other day. Ann Voskamp. The bestselling Christian author. … Continue reading

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How To Live Crazy-On-Fire When You’re Beyond Exhausted

Y’all?  Can I kinda bare my soul today? This may be more like a journal entry than a blog post. So, bear with me while I pour out my guts onto this screen. I pray God meets you somewhere in … Continue reading

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