Category Archives: Family Moments

Day 6: Because This Is Really About an Awakening

Sometimes you sit down to write and you know exactly what you need to say, and how you want to say it. Other times, you’re more acutely aware of your need for the Creator to meet you in your creating. … Continue reading

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Day 3: A Funeral {in which grief comes bearing gifts}

Hey, my sweet friends, Yet again, I’m bringing you words written in advance, and hoping next week will find me writing in real time once again. For now, rolling with opportunities to write whenever I’m able, as we will be … Continue reading

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Day 2: On Sleep Deprivation and a God Who Sees and Holds

Dear Friends, On this Day 2 of my 31 Day journey, I’m once more bringing you words written from the passenger seat of our minivan during our road trip to NC for my Grandma’s funeral. In the next few days … Continue reading

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My Unexpected Day 1: In Which My Grandma Is with Jesus Now

Happy October 1st, friends! This month I’ll be participating in 31 Days, on which you can find information here if you’d like. Little did I know when I committed to the challenge that October 1st would happen to be the … Continue reading

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How God Moves Pieces into Place {and why I’ll be quiet a while}

My boy and I, we leave the house bright and early this morning to run my parents half an hour north to the Kansas City airport. Their four days here went by far too quickly, punctuated by showing after showing. … Continue reading

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In Which God Makes Giants our Bread {or the medicinal value of water and adrenaline}

I know I need to write when I sit down before a blank screen and immediately feel the tears. They sting the backs of my eyes, indicative of words that’ve been days spinning below the surface like clay on a … Continue reading

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God’s Not Cruel {On Simultaneous Wrestling and Trust}

I sit down to write on Saturday night, and I don’t know how to say what I need to say. It’s dusk and the temps are dropping just a bit, and I’m perched with my laptop on our back deck, … Continue reading

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Spinal Taps, Surgeries, and the Father’s Faithfulness {where I’ve been for the last week}

Dear friends, I wanted to write tonight to let you know where I’ve been, and this is what came out. ┬áIt is fairly raw, mostly unedited, and spilled somewhat haphazardly out of my tired mind and heart, and my out-of-practice … Continue reading

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The Truth About Stan-My-Man {just because}

For weeks now, I haven’t been able to stop staring at this picture. I love everything about it. The way my head rests on his shoulder, the genuineness of his smile, the depth of his eyes. The way my eyes … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings

Hey my friends, I’m hailing from North Carolina – home of Cheerwine, the best barbecue you’ll ever eat, and all my childhood memories. ┬áIsaac, Maia, Stan, and I are enjoying time with siblings and cousins and Gigi and Grandpa (my … Continue reading

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