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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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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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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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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Unscripted Part 1

I love reading and recently finished Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary by Ernie Johnson, Jr. I can’t say enough about this book. The book is an autobiography about Ernie Johnson, Jr. who is a sportscaster on TNT. The premise of the book is what he calls Blackberry Moments. He describes them as…

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