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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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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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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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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The Wait List – Dort

My daughter, Melissa’s, birthday is just two days away. Like most Moms, I had dreams for my daughter. Go to college. Get a good job. Meet someone who makes you laugh. Get married. Have children. For the most part, those dreams have come true. Except for “have children”. As most of you who have been…

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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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