I Need A Word

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I Need A Word

I can’t speak for your experience but I’ve noticed that in the moments where I’m most desperate to hear from God, He seems the quietest. In some ways this infuriates me, while on the other hand I totally understand it. Here’s my reasoning: when I’m in the struggle, when I’m between a rock and a […]

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Talk is cheap

If you were your enemy, how would you attack you? What would your approach be? What would be the first play in your strategy book? While I don’t often think of myself as being someone’s enemy, or purposely trying to mess with someone, I think it’s helpful to try to put myself in “the enemy’s” mind to better […]

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When right feels wrong

Do you ever get that feeling, you know, the one where everything feels wrong, but you know that it is absolutely right? The one that says, “as much as you’d rather be elsewhere, you’re actually exactly where you need to be”? The part of you that longs for something different, but knows that this is […]

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On Being Different

I’ve always been a little different. Or a lot, that’s been the case too, from time to time. I don’t think I’ve ever felt a sense of fitting in or belonging, at least not in the most general sense. I’ve had amazing friends and wonderful groups of people I’ve been part of, but I’ve always […]

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Buttonless

How many buttons do you have? You know, the, “that really pushes my buttons” buttons? Think you don’t have many? You probably live alone. There’s just something about seeing people at any and all times of the day – moments after you wake up or at the end of a really long day – that […]

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Why did God use Deborah?

I’m a church kid. I grew up learning stories and lessons from the Bible; stories about epic battles and amazing miracles. I learned that God partnered with people and worked through them. I learned that from beginning to end God had and has a plan. As a female, it was easy to observe that the […]

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Count me in

I’ve been sick the past few days – call out of work, stay in bed coughing like a chain smoker with tissues stuffed up my nose sick – which is kind of rare for me. My mini-cold from Romania met with a new cough from home and I crashed, offering me a little added introspection time. […]

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The Report

I’m back on US soil. It’s one of those bittersweet feelings. I love my life. I love my job. I love my bed overlooking the sunrise. I love my coffee in my coffee cup. I missed my family and friends. I’m so thankful to be back in the realm of the familiar. But, now I […]

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Small things with great love

Mother Theresa once said, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” When I was considering a trip to Romania I attempted to keep my expectations in proper perspective. I don’t speak Romanian. I’m not a doctor or economist. I’m not here to try to identify […]

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Dis-Orientation

Buna from Arad, Romania! We are five days into our eleven day adventure. In some ways it feels like we’ve just gotten here, it also feels like I left my house a month ago. I had every intention of blogging each night of the trip, but it’s taken me five days to get my footing, […]

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