You Were Made to Rise

“Rise” by Danny Gokey “So rise Breaking the dark, piercing the night You’re made to shine An army of hope Bringing the world A radiant light A radiant light You were made to rise, rise” I Rise I am continually being dragged down with all the things I see/don’t see and all the emotions that…

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Here Comes the Bride Part 1

Wedding season has started and I can’t help but reflect on the journey to our wedding day. More on that next week in Part 2, where I share a powerful message about grace and the value in waiting. Back to today’s message. We recently reread the book The One: An Amazing Love Story Starts With…

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May E+DAY

One of my favorite days of the year is the Avera Race Against Breast Cancer. In my previous life, I was fortunate enough to co-coordinate this event and this year, they celebrated their 30th anniversary. They have raised almost $6 million to offer programs and services for cancer survivors and all the proceeds stay local.…

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Noticed on Mother’s Day

I see you. Head cast down with slumped and shaking shoulders. Every emotion known to mankind written on your beautiful face. I feel your heartache, frustration and disappointment. I feel your tears and wish nothing more for them to be tears of joy. I feel all the hopelessness and anger bubbling beneath the surface. I…

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Finding Beauty

Every Spring, my mom and I pick flowers at a local greenery called Medary Acres. They have a vast  assortment. This year was no different as we set out to find the best flowers to spruce up our outdoor landscaping. Looking at all the beautiful flowers I was reminded of the verse Isaiah 61:3 –…

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The Wait List – Jenna

The Wait List features guest posts from people just like you and me, all sharing a coming thread of you guessed it, waiting. No one wants to be on the wait list, but through these features, I hope you find encouragement and see all the miraculous ways God works through us during that time. If you…

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How to Live in the Wait

I never wanted this to be part of my story, but since it is, I have choices to make. Despite our heart’s desire being unfulfilled, it is important we make the daily decision to Live in the Wait. We need and want to continue living to allow God to work through our wait to bring Him…

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Antiquing: A Way of Life

My mom and I love to go antiquing. There is a certain kind of excitement you feel when you are digging around in old, dusty and rusty stuff in hopes of finding some sort of hidden treasure. And, while we are scrounging around, my mom tells me stories of antiques she had while growing up.…

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National Infertility Awareness Week

When I started thinking about National Infertility Awareness Week, this phrase came to mind, “SomeoNe Is Always Waiting”. This simple statement packs a powerful punch and to me, is synonymous with the purpose of this week. With 1 in 8 couples struggling to conceive, it means there are many people waiting… Waiting for: Doctor appointments…

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Unscripted Part 2

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am doing a two part series inspired by the book Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary by Ernie Johnson, Jr. You can read the post from Unscripted Part 1. Our wait has challenged what it means to trust God. Right now I have nothing, no…

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