Rise

  I first learned about Rise back last Fall, thanks to a few tweets from friends. Then I had the first hand of experiencing the power of what they do in April, when I attended the Festival of Faith and Writing in Grand Rapids. I had the pleasure of writing this piece for them on […]

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include

I am linking up for Five Minute Friday a five minute free write with a word prompt each week. Today’s prompt is “Include.” http://fiveminutefriday.com I think we spend most of our lives wondering if we’ll be included. Wondering if we will get an invite to that thing we heard about. Wanting to be part of that […]

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depend

I am linking up for Five Minute Friday a five minute free write with a word prompt each week. Today’s prompt is “Depend.” http://fiveminutefriday.com.  Being single stinks.I know some people who think we have it so easy without a husband, “you must have so much time”. Without kids, “that’s why you still look so young for […]

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accept

I really don’t like this word. Noting specifically came to mind about it when I first learned of the prompt. Well…except that I thought “I really don’t like this word.”I’m not good at accepting what life brings me as enough. I always think, know, believe, wish for more. As if iIwere entitled to more than what […]

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an early advent celebration

I’ve been usually anxious to start celebrating Christmas this year. I mean, my itch for Christmas music and shopping for presents always hits me a little early, but the pull has been much stronger. To the point where I listened to Christmas music for several hours at work the last couple of days, and I […]

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when

I live in a world of “when.” When this happens, I will… I remember when… When is always looking forward and always looking back. I’m not sure how happy I am with either at this point in my life. It’s not like I’m one of those people who doesn’t want to look back with regret. […]

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i was wrong, i’m sorry and i love you

So I’ve been waiting. For a few days now. I found out I hurt someone and I apologized. I’m not getting a response. Just silence. The things that go through your mind when a relationship is broken, and you’re trying to fix it, can be all-consuming. You wonder if they even got your message at […]

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So I Was Nominated…

I’m honored to have received a nomination for the Liebster Award by Karen Brown over at Stooping for Manna. Karen is a dear person in my life, who God only placed into my life for a season, but our connection has long passed the time we had together in the same city and the same church. I am […]

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when I get to guest post for Preston Yancey

Earlier this year, I was chosen to be one of 12 for a guest post series author Preston Yancey was doing while he finished his book this summer, Tables in the Wilderness, with Zondervan. After some extenuating circumstances, it is now on his website, but part of a different guest post series than planned. I […]

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on feeling marginalized

mar·gin·al·ize: treat (a person, group, or concept) as insignificant or peripheral. Most of my life I’ve felt like a social pariah.  In high school, I was never pretty enough or athletic enough to be accepted. (I wish I’d known then the importance of music and that it would one day become a career for me, […]

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