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Words: Living and Leaving Behind A Legacy of Love and Hope

This year has been one of those years where I have visited the funeral home far too many times and the newborn nursery not nearly enough. Listening to all of these eulogies got me to thinking, what do I want to be remembered for when I am gone? What do I want to leave behind? Words are the most powerful weapon any of us have. The words we speak to others, the words we speak to ourselves, have a long-lasting impact that will persist long after any physical injustices have healed. May our words leave this place a little better than we found it. May our words lead others back to the Light of the World.

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Deeper: Diving Deep Into God’s Word Instead Of Treading On Its Surface

We have been given the best treasure for finding and knowing God. The only true way to truly know Him is by diving deeper into the Bible. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Genesis… Continue reading Deeper: Diving Deep Into God’s Word Instead Of Treading On Its Surface

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Dirty: Bringing the Darkness of Trauma into the Light of Hope

The feeling of being dirty can cause us to feel like we are in a sea of darkness. When we are in these times it is important to remember that light is never gone and hope can always be found. We must stand with women who have been through trauma and we must speak out… Continue reading Dirty: Bringing the Darkness of Trauma into the Light of Hope

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Mountaintop: The Grace of the Mountains and Valleys

We often pursue the mountaintop experiences, yet life’s gracious road takes us through both the mountains and the valleys. The valley is a place of mercy.  My family and I recently moved to the mountains for my husband’s new job. We have a beautiful house just outside town, with stunning views. I am in absolute… Continue reading Mountaintop: The Grace of the Mountains and Valleys

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Isolation: A Letter of Intercession to the Broken and Alone

Pain can tempt us into isolation. Being alone is not the answer to healing and protection. God calls us to stand in the gap for the broken.   There have been a few seasons in my life that have pulled me toward darkness. Darkness is an isolating place to hide. It can shield us from the… Continue reading Isolation: A Letter of Intercession to the Broken and Alone

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Depression: Fighting for Joy in the Midst of Darkness

As believers, we may think depression and faith could not occur together. But because of the cross, we who face despair can still find hope.  Depression is something we hear about all the time. I’m here to tell you it is much more than just being sad. Most Christians I know who have struggled with… Continue reading Depression: Fighting for Joy in the Midst of Darkness

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Noise: Allowing the Lord to Carry Us Towards Ultimate Peace

It is difficult to truly find stillness with all the noise surrounding us. In the darkest of seasons, the Lord will carry us towards His ultimate peace.  How I longed for the feeling of peace. To be able to sit in stillness and feel the Lords comforting arms wrap around me like a warm blanket.… Continue reading Noise: Allowing the Lord to Carry Us Towards Ultimate Peace

Devotional · Stay Sane

Grace: Allowing God to Pull Us Out of Our Darkness

Darkness is overwhelming. Especially when we have dug our own holes. But God has pursued us through our darkness, and sits beside us, waiting to pull us out by His grace.  There was a point in my life where I sat cross-legged in a very dark hole. Thoughts of shame filled my mind as I… Continue reading Grace: Allowing God to Pull Us Out of Our Darkness

Devotional · Stay Sane

Held: Resting in God, Who is Present in Our Darkness

When we stand face to face with the dark and unknown, we can rest. We rest because we are held in the loving arms of our Almighty God, who has given victory over darkness.  This summer, my family took a vacation to Kentucky. We had a wonderful time visiting a horse farm, the Ark Encounter,… Continue reading Held: Resting in God, Who is Present in Our Darkness

Devotional · Stay Sane

Darkness: Stepping Out of the Shadows and Into the Light of Jesus

God invites us to step out of the darkness of our brokenness, and into the light of Jesus. That is where we find freedom, this is where we find healing. Prayer is the believer’s greatest weapon. It is the first line of defense. I was named after the prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah.… Continue reading Darkness: Stepping Out of the Shadows and Into the Light of Jesus