Single and Single-Minded

“I’m single-minded in pursuit of you; don’t let me miss the road signs you’ve posted.” Psalm 119:10 MSG Being single and secretly hoping for a spouse is incredibly burdensome.  During the holidays, all I want to do is wait for the time to pass so that I can get back to “normal” life – the […]

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Reach for Childlike Faith

Now that Christmas movies are repeatedly playing on t.v., I’ve spent time watching a few of them. There’s one major theme that I continue to see throughout each movie – the idea of believing in something or someone that cannot be seen. I can see why these movies appeal to children.  Children still have their […]

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Walking Away Can’t Be Right

Can I take this time to vent for a little bit? I work for an organization that brings teachers into the city.  They make a commitment to us, the school, and their students to teach for a couple of years, and although they appear excited to take on this new experience, I’ve been watching some […]

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The Power of Being Emptied by God

A few years ago, I went on a two-week mission trip to Peru with a group of church members. Being my second mission trip, I expected it to be just as breath-taking as the first one just one year prior.  I’m a little ashamed to admit that doing missions work in Peru was not at […]

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The Rescue Game

I remember when I was a new manager several years ago.  I was between two mental spaces: I was so ambitious about doing a good job and getting recognized, and at the same time, I was eager to learn how to be the best manager for my employees.  Now, I thought to myself, I get […]

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Quote on Being Brave

  Happy Tuesday, everyone! I think we all could stand to be a little braver these days.  I saw this quote and thought it was perfect to remember.  I’m going to carry it with me throughout the week as a small reminder of the little-by-little, day-by-day process of overcoming. Everyone’s bravery looks different, but let’s […]

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The Blessings of Generations

I was probably about eighteen years old  when I discovered my mom’s journal.  I certainly wasn’t looking for it – I just happened to notice it nestled between the hundreds of books on our wall-length bookshelves.  Every so often, I went to the lower level of our house to peruse the books to see if there was […]

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