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Understanding Grief & Giving Grace When It’s Not Linear

Grief is complicated, and the grieving process can feel more difficult during the holidays. For me, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas often bring unexpected reminders of loss. And I don't know why it surprises me. Loss is an inevitable part of life, and so...

Three Simple Steps that Will Change How You See Yourself!

 Today I want to help you think about the way you love yourself. What are things you do that identify your value? We don't focus on this subject very often; instead, we determine our value based on what we've accomplished. We tell ourselves, "I'll take a break when I...

Purpose: Updates and Opportunities!

In the years since 2007, we’ve experienced highs and lows. We lost my dad to lung cancer, I published my first book (One Light Still Shines), and we adopted our youngest son. I’m grateful for the life we’ve built together, and the way God has carried us through it all. But perhaps the past few years have been some of the most transformative yet.

Understanding Grief & Giving Grace When It’s Not Linear

Understanding Grief & Giving Grace When It’s Not Linear

Grief is complicated, and the grieving process can feel more difficult during the holidays. For me, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas often bring unexpected reminders of loss. And I don't know why it surprises me. Loss is an inevitable part of life, and so...

read more
Three Simple Steps that Will Change How You See Yourself!

Three Simple Steps that Will Change How You See Yourself!

 Today I want to help you think about the way you love yourself. What are things you do that identify your value? We don't focus on this subject very often; instead, we determine our value based on what we've accomplished. We tell ourselves, "I'll take a break when I...

read more
Purpose: Updates and Opportunities!

Purpose: Updates and Opportunities!

It’s been a while. I shared this through my email newsletter last week and thought I'd share here, in case you aren't subscribed to the newsletter. (Sign up here.) Here’s my backstory. You may (or may not) know that my first husband was the man who committed the Amish...

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Unwanted, But Beautiful: Finding Hope

Unwanted, But Beautiful: Finding Hope

Do you believe that God is for you? That he is at work in the unwanted difficulties of your life, and that he’s crafting something beautiful with them? Are you confident in his love for you? Joseph knew God like this. We don't want the trials Joseph experienced. A...

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Joseph Part 4: Not Going According to Plan?  Stay Focused.

Joseph Part 4: Not Going According to Plan? Stay Focused.

If you’ve been following along the past few weeks, you know that I’m talking about Joseph this summer.  His story is remarkable, both in the devastation he experienced, and the majestic redemption God unfolded. How in the world did he stay focused? But don’t take my...

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Backside of the Betrayal Story

Backside of the Betrayal Story

Betrayed. Stabbed in the back. Sold out by the ones who were supposed to protect us. Used. Maybe those words conjure up personal feelings and images from your life. I think we all experience forms of betrayal. In those moments though, it’s easy to feel like we’re the...

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