October E+DAY

I know this E+DAY post is a few days past October 14, but it’s never too late to celebrate E+DAY! Not sure what E+DAY is? Check out this page for more info… I know you are curious! Ry and I went recently attended a marriage event put on by the church we attend. We wanted…

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5 Ways to Push Past Perfection

I’ll probably always strive for perfection, but my desire to continually obtain it is slowly fading away. A turning point was when I realized how perfectionism was impacting my life. I had a tough time describing what was happening and why I would avoid things. Once I could name it and understand what it was doing…

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The Paralyzing Power of Perfection

I did not want to write this post. This topic takes being vulnerable to an entirely new level for me. I’m talking about perfection. It’s something I’ve always strived for, but is a complete love/hate relationship. It’s what has made me successful in many aspects of my life, but also debilitating in others. When I…

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Restorative Road Trip

As you’ve maybe gathered, Ry and I love being outdoors. Hence, we made another trip to the Black Hills National Forest over Labor Day Weekend. Read about our first trip here, which involved a hailstorm. Good times. To put things in perspective, we live on the eastern side of the state, which is extremely flat.…

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He Still Does Miracles

As you know, Ry and I have been hoping and praying for the miracle of getting pregnant for over three years. While we’re still waiting, these words from Beth Moore capture the perspective we should take while waiting and wondering on our miracle. “Jesus still works miracles. Normally you’ve got to need a miracle to…

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Do You Want to Be Refreshed?

Proverbs 11:25 NIV – A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. To set the stage for today’s verse, let’s define refresh. It means, give new strength or energy to; reinvigorate. During our season of waiting, I’ve needed continuous refreshing. So many times, I needed a new wave of strength to keep…

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September E+DAY

I know this E+DAY post is a few days early but Wednesday, September 12 is National Encouragement Day and I wanted to get the word out ahead of time! The church we attend recently did a series called Made For This, which highlighted what God truly made us for. It kicked off with one of…

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100 Days to Brave Recap

My last 100 days were rocked by this devotional, 100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs. Goodness flows on every page, but I want to share two fundamental truths I took away from the book. They apply to all of us, regardless of what stage or season of life we are in. You Are…

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Your Details Matter to God

I love details, which works out great being an event planner where details are my job. Maybe that’s why I love the song, “Details” by Sarah Reeves; although, I think it has more to do with the fact that it reminds me how much our Heavenly Father cares about the details of our lives. Just…

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August E+DAY

It’s Back to School season where I live, and the shelves are full of school supplies and the racks are full of brand new clothes. For many families in our community, and maybe yours too, they’re unable to buy the necessary supplies for their kiddos to go to school. Many organizations sponsored Back to School…

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