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How We Can Keep Believing

It’s early. It is still dark as I curl up in a chair with blanket and tea. I cup the warmth with my hands as I watch the darkness forced out by the light. The wind blows and joins the light —together they brighten the sky. The sun should be sitting on the horizon, instead, […]

grace :: it’s more than a blessing

“To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark. In admitting my shadow side I learn who I am and what God’s grace means.” Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel   Growing up in church, I quickly learned grace was simply joining hands and asking God to bless […]

When the Falling Begins

Today, after weeks of long hot steamy days, I felt it coming. Autumn. The slight crispness in the air. The bluer than blue sky. The light breeze blowing the leaves ever so gently. Autumn is coming.  As quick as flipping a switch, we are falling from days of summer straight in to autumn. I find […]

Learning to Pause

A little over a month ago I was scrolling through the “write31days” Facebook group when Jessica’s name caught my eye. Well, it wasn’t so much the name, but that she lived in my town. I clicked her profile and we had mutual friends y’all! Of course I sent her a friend request, because that is totally […]