Why There is More Than One Way to Win in Life

Ry and I love college hoops, and every year, we attend the Summit League Basketball Tournament. This year, our favorite team for both men and women, were seeded #1 in the tournament with odds in our favor of both teams advancing to the semi-final and finals. Well, the men’s team lost in the first round…

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Why We’re Pregnant and Still Waiting

I was so focused on getting pregnant, I didn’t spend much time thinking about what happens when we do. Simply stated, I wasn’t emotionally prepared for life after infertility, because honestly, there was always a part of me that never knew if it would happen. I’m still grasping how one day you aren’t pregnant and…

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Will You Believe It Before You Receive It?

Mark 11:24 NIV – Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. You’ve probably heard the old adage, “I’ll believe when I see it.” This worldly mindset prioritizes seeing before believing. This requires zero faith because what you now believe, is something…

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The Importance of Cleaning Out More Than Just Our Homes

The past couple weekends, Ry and I have been cleaning our house. We’ve been going through, room by room, taking inventory of what we have and if we still need it. We’ve gathered a car load of stuff: old furniture, dated artwork, excess clothes, etc. It’s natural for this to happen as our lives have…

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Why We’re a World in Waiting

We are currently in the season of Advent. For me, this meant traditions of lighting the candle at church, reading the story of Jesus’ birth and celebrating His coming. But after visiting with a friend, she shared a perspective about Advent I’d never connected with, until now. Advent is a time of expectant waiting and…

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The Farmer’s Daughter Part 5 – Harvest is Here

At the end of May, I started a series called The Farmer’s Daughter, which walked through the steps a farmer takes every year and how they relate to our lives. Throughout the series we talked about: Part 1 –  Similarities between farming and our everyday lives Part 2 – Importance of choosing the right seeds Part…

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Where to Find Rest

Matthew 11:28 NIV – Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. I recently returned from a five-day trip to Nashville, TN. I love to travel, but after a few days, I got tired: tired of being away from home, I missed my Ry, my comfortable bed…

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A Lifetime of Waiting: Jesus Still Waits

I recently shared a message highlighting the fact that Jesus Waited. Since He died and rose from the grave, His wait on earth is over, and yet, He’s STILL waiting. Any ideas why? The whole reason Jesus came to earth and died was for YOU and I. Our sins nailed Jesus to the cross. He…

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Jesus Waited

Since focusing on the idea of waiting, a concept I had never thought of before began to form: Jesus waited, too. You see, Jesus was sent to earth to die on the cross and through His death and resurrection, we can have eternal life. Jesus came to this earth and was here, waiting to die…

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A How To in Waiting

Psalm 27:14 NLT – Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD! You all know I like tactical + practical and thankfully we have the Bible to help us with that when it comes to waiting. I recently came across this verse and am so thankful God made this…

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