Category Archives: Writing

in which I go ahead and say All The Stuff, because everything that can be shaken will be

I click the WordPress “new post” button and my stomach does a flip. I take a deep breath and will my heart rate to slow. I don’t know what to say. So many thoughts, so much happening in my heart, … Continue reading

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In which I take a deep breath and share… {#oneword2015}

Tears burn the backs of my eyes as I open my WordPress “Create New Post” page this afternoon. I’ve mentioned it before, but it’s what happens to me more often than not when words are ready to be given voice. They … Continue reading

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Day 30: That Song Y’all Prayed Me Through the Other Night {a guest post at Barbie’s place}

Happy (almost) Thursday, dear friends! On this, the next-to-last day of my 31 Days, I am so excited (and I’ll confess: nervous!) to be sharing over in my sweet friend Barbie’s lovely space. The original plan was for me to write a guest … Continue reading

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Day 29: On Blinking Cursors and a Deeper Authenticity {and what I’m offering to you tomorrow}

The blank screen. I come to this place this morning and find my mind is immediately stilled. My thoughts stop all their darting and flitting around, from this topic to the next, this post idea to the next– –and they … Continue reading

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Day 28: An Unconventional Birth Story {sort of}

Morning comes too early yet again, annnnd yet again I find myself with no pre-written post to share today. I sat down two different times yesterday, began typing words, trying to wrap language around some facet or another of the … Continue reading

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Day 27: For When Your Soul Is in the Best Kind of Upheaval

I fly home from Allume and spend Sunday evening adoring my beautiful family. I frolic and cuddle and kiss and hug, hug, hug my littles. And in all our mom-ing and dad-ing, Stan and I stop repeatedly, mid-kitchen or mid-dining … Continue reading

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Day 26: Sharing One More New Song with You {Jesus, I Love You}

Hola my friends! Sunday has rolled around again — the last Sunday of the month! Today as I’m traveling home from Allume, I’m revealing one final new song to you here. I’ll leave it to the video to explain a … Continue reading

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Day 21: All Good Things Cast Shadows

Monday morning comes early. So early, in fact, that I’m nearly unable to keep my eyes open as I try to drag thoughts out of my head and give them air in my morning pages. I scribble ’round and ’round … Continue reading

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Day 20: In Which Community Is Rich {and an apology to my email subscribers}

This past weekend was one that lent itself to richer fellowship than Stan and I have experienced in awhile. We sat over barbecue around our dining room table and caught up on friends’ lives and stories and prayed for one … Continue reading

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Day 19: Singing for You Again {The Way You Love}

Happy Sunday, my friends! Today I’m sharing another song with you, written by yours truly. I give you a bit of the story behind the song on the video, so I’ll spare you that here. I’ll tell you though, that … Continue reading

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