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joy in the morning.

December 13, 2010


sometimes, fresh starts come when you least expect it. last week, when i posed a question on twitter about hope vs. skepticism, a response came quickly from someone who rarely speaks with me. i asked how do you remedy the loss of hope. he replied, “read your Bible & ask God to teach you to […]


December 10, 2010


i don’t have many words today. yesterday was one of the hardest days i’ve experienced in quite awhile. and as i was drifting off into sleep, i realized much of what used to bring me hope now just leaves me skeptical. i posted the question on twitter: how do i fix this? how do i […]

sing in faith.

December 7, 2010


sometimes, moments in life give us a glimpse of heaven. joy bursts through every fiber of our earthly being and it’s not enough to stumble over words in order to explain how He’s provided or come through in a moment of need. sometimes, situations around us just overwhelm. sickness, family issues, debt, insecurities, loss of […]

in wait.

November 29, 2010


it’s hard to know where to even begin. a couple weeks ago, i walked away from this space so we could better understand playing in the pain. i wanted us to dwell – to sit and ponder with each other the significance of disquietude in our own lives. i cannot truly express how grateful i […]

the release

October 21, 2010


when i was a little girl, i remember penning poems. one morning i wrote something down and with great anticipation ran into the kitchen to share my latest masterpiece with my mom & dad. “mom! look! i wrote another poem!” i remember her smile, her taking my paper, and then her worried gaze as she […]

i can’t.

September 30, 2010


Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest… Matthew 11.28 I woke up this morning incredibly drained. Russ lost his job yesterday and last night we spent awhile dealing with the disappointment and wondering where we go from here. We’ve been expecting something like this for awhile, […]

a story of two brothers

September 9, 2010


Listen. I am about to share with you a story no one could imagine or write. No one, that is, except for the ultimate Storyteller. This story begins a couple years ago with the dawn of a new friendship. Immediately, these friends were close – some say even closer than brothers. Watching them interact with […]

he calls me mom

September 4, 2010


He asked with little fanfare….more of a statement, a wish: “Elora, I want you to be my mom.” I sat there, my eyebrows bent in confusion. “Your…mom?” A smile played on his lips and he fidgeted with his phone, “…yeah. I don’t have a mom. She left me. I want you to be my mom.” […]

for me

July 30, 2010


But now, God’s message, the God who made you in the first place, Jacob, the One who got you started, Israel: “Don’t be afraid. I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When […]

chalked fear

May 20, 2010


I’m afraid my worry will outshine my purpose. What about you?