Category: Lessons

Begging God

Yesterday I was telling my husband that I really need to get a blog post written. He asked, “Haven’t you run out of things to say?” Much to my surprise, I hadn’t. Until now. As I was driving home today,

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Expectations

    I have been thinking a lot about expectations lately. Specifically, I have been thinking about expectations I put on my kids and God. School is ramping up and they are old enough to have their own aspirations and calling.

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Wrestling with Scripture

Scripture can seem boring or out of touch with today when read. The words and phrases don’t always fit with the way we express ourselves. It can seem hard to understand. It can also seem like the same old stories

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Thankful for Sacrifice

During this celebration of Independence, I want to take a quick moment to be thankful for the sacrifice so many have made for my freedoms. This picture of my dad in a foxhole during WWII is my constant reminder of

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Moving Forward

Moving forward can be bittersweet. It isn’t always a joyful journey. It can be painful and difficult. And, it can bring on feelings of grief as we let go of what was and move toward what can be. My oldest

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Struggle

“The struggle is real,” is a saying I hear often these days. It’s a quote that I can relate to many days.  Life is hard at times. When I find myself scrolling through Facebook seeing all the proud parent moments, I

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Free

It is that time of year to pause and remember and be thankful for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to maintain my freedom. This reminds me that freedom isn’t free. Greater love has no one than this: to

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Disciplined Life

Discipline is hard. I have good intentions. I start out strong. Maintaining momentum is my downfall every time. Eventually, I get bored or busy which results in a day, week, or even a month off from the discipline. Living a

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Mentoring

Mentoring is when someone with more experience pours time and energy into the development of another. We often think of it in the professional world, but how many of us think about it in our faith life? Both of my son’s

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Dream Bigger

It’s the new year. It’s a great time to reflect on the year past and create a vision for the year to come. I often find that the year that has past has not gone as planned. Some of my

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