The Report

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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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You’ve got this

I don’t care much about what most people think. Don’t get me wrong, I would be absolutely thrilled if everyone thought I was amazing 100% of the time, but this simply isn’t reality. I’ve learned that there are a lot of people who will think a lot of different things about me, but largely, their […]

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Singing on Silent Saturday

I’ve never been a faithful observer of holidays. To me, one day is much like the next. Having said that, yesterday was Easter, the day we remember the moment death died. That’s worth at least a mention. One thing that often happens on holidays is an influx of holiday themed memes and sayings floating around […]

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Pain without Doubt

One thing I can confidently say about my 20’s is that God was teaching me how to be totally unoffended by Him, what it looked like to have an unoffendable love and see His goodness in everything, even the things that hurt… Maybe especially in the things that hurt. Subsequently, I can’t say that my […]

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Coffee Cups, Candidates and Convictions

Allow me to introduce you to my coffee cup (and a view of my back yard. Don’t worry, it’s only natural to be a little jealous.) My coffee cup is blue. It has a Starbucks logo on the side. It’s roughly 12oz. (which is not nearly enough, but I make do.) It does what it was […]

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Where do you live?

Have you ever had a really, really bad day, but then were reminded that God promises us peace and rest in Him. So you decide to give it a try, only to find that you’re just as worried and stressed out as you were before? What does this mean? Does it suggest that God isn’t […]

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You don’t have to scare me into heaven

My family is fond of deep discussions. It is common place for someone to randomly blurt out, “What are your thoughts on ‘the Anakim of Old?’” (The giants spoken of in Genesis) Leading to a lively conversation which is revisited for days, possibly weeks. Most recently we’ve been discussing eternal security, again. This topic comes up every […]

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What do you want?

There is a favored question that consistently pops up whenever conversation finds its way to the topic of my future: “So, what do you want?” I hate this question. Well, hate may be a little strong… This question frustrates me and my answer tends to frustrate the asker. It’s far too simple. What do I want […]

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