fear is a liar

The stars twinkle overhead in all of their glory, lighting the night right up.  Blazing in all of their brilliance, confidently living out exactly what the Father has made them to be.  He created the stars to shine right bright and light up the night and he created us to light up a broken world. …

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Peace be still

The wind whips through the trees creating sheets of snow reminiscent of a sandstorm. Nature has created waves of snow in my front yard. The weatherman is calling for forty below zero temps this week. We bed down the animal babies and pray for protection and warmth. And we give thanks for a warm place…

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the year of the Lord’s favor

 It is the beginning of a new year.  A blank slate.  A new beginning.  All things made new.   I don’t know what your past year looked like, but mine definitely threw me for a loop.  I was marching forward with all I had, giving it my all, working hard to perform and to perfect, and in…

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the soul felt it’s worth

It’s been a tough year.  So much heartache and division and strife.  It’s hard for me to wrap my head around all the pain.  I can’t understand young mamas dying, babies being taken away suddenly, talk of war, disease and illness to one after another of us, an aunt dying suddenly who looked so healthy…

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Our New Adventure

If you’ve known us very long, you know that we are always awaiting our next adventure.  Adoption, moving, mission trips, vacations, we are just up for it all.  All in.  All the time.  Because living open handed allows for God’s glory to be revealed.  So our next adventure is to restore an acreage.  An acreage…

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Miracles of Hope-the kids of Musha weVana

Zimbabwe. I went to see the beauty of the countryside, to touch and hug the incredible people, to get the red dirt under my fingernails.  I went to be the light to the orphaned children, to love on them, to tell them how beautiful and amazing they were.  I went to give, but what ended…

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Just Breathe

My days look slower in this season of life.  I have more freedom to meet with friends, to sit and talk with my love, to take care of my body, to write.  I am so thankful for this gift and I could easily say it’s because the kids are all in school.  And that circumstance…

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Light > Darkness

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.  And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he…

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Upside Down Kingdom

What is Be the Bridge?  What is the point?  Why?  How do we continue running this group with grace and help it to grow?  How do we create a community movement where we all have different views yet come together without divisiveness and just love each other freely?  How can we create awareness and understanding…

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Why it Matters-The Importance of Bridge Building

I have been entrusted as the mama of three of the most handsome black boys.  This magnitude of this is never lost on me.  I’m not black.  I don’t have a clue.  I’m white as white gets.  A rural country girl who loves farming, country music and line dancing.  I’m terrible at the whip and…

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