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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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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2 Corinthians 5:7

2 Corinthians 5:7 – We live by faith, not by sight. It’s typically easier to believe in something when you can see it. It doesn’t require much, if any faith, because well, you can see it. You know it is there. Faith translates to belief, faithfulness or trust. Simply put, it means believing something is true…

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Not Who I Once Was

I love photos, especially those from the past. There is usually much to laugh about when you look at hairstyles and clothing. My photo from the 1990’s is no exception. Look at those bangs and braces! Either way, those old photos are no longer a current representation as I’ve changed quite a bit over the…

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Giving = Gaining

I’ve been around giving most of my life and maybe you have too. Giving your time, money, heart, a listening ear, encouragement, gifts and more. While the concept of giving has remained the same for me, the meaning and purpose behind it has changed over the years, especially in our wait. Did you know one…

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Same Power

Jeremy Camp is one of my all-time favorite artists. His acoustic shows are out of this world. When I think of our infertility journey, everything we have gone through and will continue to go through, I get overwhelmed and feel extremely powerless. This song, especially the refrain, is the encouragement I need to realize the…

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