I Want

Interesting how our wants change so much from year to year. When I was a child, I wanted to be a princess. And I lived that dream every day around the farm I grew up on. Playing outside with my imaginary characters and friends, the dream of being a princess was easy. Everyone did what […]

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Thirsty

Walking trails this morning near our cabin, I was on the search for things in nature that resembled letters. I want to take photographs of them and make a collage spelling our family name, using only the surroundings found on our land. For company, I decided to take my sweet buddy, Jet, our Labrador. He […]

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Throw Your Hands UP!

“God, thank you!” I mumbled as my speed increased. I wanted to shut my eyes and never leave that moment. The crisp fall-like air hit against my sweaty skin and tossed and twirled my hair in play. The massive hill that took every ounce of energy I had in me to climb, had become a […]

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Learning to Swim

I don’t remember how I learned to swim, but I do know that it wasn’t by an instructor at the public pool. Or by an expert in my own. It wasn’t scheduled and it never seemed important or dire. It was probably learned in a farm pond, or in the lake near my hometown. It […]

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From Dusk to Dawn

I love the early mornings. The sun hasn’t even made it over the horizon, and yet nothing on earth can hide from its presence. It’s a new day! And that means new mercies, new joys, a new start. There’s a certain peace that comes at dawn. A quietness is overcome with the noise of our […]

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Evil in Layers

I’m in a different place in my life than I was 10, 20, 30 years ago. We all go through constant changing – spiritually, physically, our mentality – all change. Just like our intellectual growth, each of us are not the same person we were in years past. Even our cells are in constant regeneration. […]

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Truth is Truth

John 17:17 Set them apart in the truth; your word is truth. I believe in God the Father. I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe in the Holy Spirit. I trust in God’s goodness, His plan for His children. I have faith in the unseen, yet visible, attributes and character of God. And I believe […]

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Comparing

I’ve sorta struggled this month (July) figuring out what topic I wanted to blog. Each month for a year, I’ve decided to blog about self-appreciation. Sometimes it’s so easy and the words and thoughts flow. And sometimes I get stuck in mid-thought, and mid-sentence, and I never finish a full writing. I write every day. […]

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Keep Going

Keep + going. There are days where the collaboration of those two words are simply exhausting and seemingly impossible. How do we keep going when life is constantly throwing lemons and salt? I can’t even log onto social media without all the bad things begging for my attention. What makes the negative stand out so […]

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Wrestling in Prayer

There are times I wake up in the middle of the night with an overpowering urge to pray; either for myself, for a friend, a family member, a stranger, or just for comfort and much needed inner peace in the realities of our dark and confused world. There are many times I don’t even know […]

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Struggle Bus

We’ve all been on one – or maybe more – at some point in our life. Sitting either alone, or with someone else that is going through something similar. It sometimes seems to be a long ride as you patiently wait for your stop to get off. But it’s while on the bus that the […]

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