Afire

AFIRE:  on fire; blazing: full of excitement and energy. The word afire and its definition perfectly signifies my love for Jesus Christ.  It is a word that when I first read it, I felt encompassed with how relational it was to what I am feeling inside. Inside my heart.  Inside my soul. I chose this […]

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Deeper

I sat on the outside edge of our boat looking down into the water. Its murkiness hid what was below it’s surface. I knew there were fish under the glittery-tipped ripples because I could occasionally see the outline of their bodies, but for the most part, I was just looking into muddy water. Sometimes this […]

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The Taste of Bitterness

One of my favorite experiences while in Israel was floating in the Dead Sea. My tour group ladies all gathered in a circle, laughing in expectation of what we were about to do, held hands, laid back, and kicked one leg out towards the sky; pretending to be synchronized swimmers. It was a surreal moment […]

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Living During the Race

I have a desire. A desire that most would frown upon and question. A desire that isn’t “normal”, and one that some would consider odd. I’ve spent some time thinking about it, wondering why I have felt so overpowered by this feeling, at times. I haven’t talked to anyone about it, in fear of being […]

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Outside the Frame

I have a beautiful view from my backyard. And when the sun sets, it’s the perfect spot to watch the colors appear and change. Each passing moment, new colors begin to fill my eyes. My first instinct is to breathe in deep, and soak in the moment. It’s in that very moment, I have an […]

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STILL

Some days, it’s not the situations and circumstances that cause the anxiety and disappoints we feel. Some days, it’s the people around us. The people we let mold our days, mold our attitudes, and mold our “bread”. We let others feed us moldy words and half-truths. David’s psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that […]

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#nofilter

Sitting in a restaurant booth with some friends recently, a woman beside me – who was having a conversation with a friend – chose some additional unnecessary words to emphasize her story. The muffling of the conversation was inaudible, however, one word in particular, was as clear as my water glass. It’s not that shocking, […]

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Baggage Claim

I am an over-packer. Yes, I admit it. Those who have traveled with me can testify that, I like options, and I bring things I may or may not need. And things others may or may not need. Being prepared isn’t a characteristic of mine in some areas of my life, but when I travel, […]

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