preserved. (psalm 103:10 + isaiah 65:2)

He does not treat us as our sins deserve, or repay us according to our iniquities. Psalm 103:10 The Lord is faithful and good. When my heart is filled with peace, he is faithful and good. When my life seems to be in shambles, he is faithful and good. No matter the height, depth, demons, […]

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ravished. (psalm 23)

  It was about 7 am and I was overlooking a lake in the Adirondack mountains. We had led a group of high school students to a Young Life camp there, and I had stolen a few precious away to be alone with Jesus. As I stared into the lake, I was taken aback by just […]

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follower. (john 13:35)

I love my husband, but I really, really love Jesus. I love the qualities my husband displays: grace, selflessness, kindness, mercy, and love. I love them because they are Jesus. 

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holy. (eph. 1 :4)

Victorious in Christ. We are, victorious. Have you really pondered the fact that we have a 24-hours-a-day-7-days-a-week enemy and yet are continually renewed in Christ day-by-day? We are despised and plotted against, yet the love and grace we received the moment we said yes to Jesus is so powerful and transformational, we can trust in it wholeheartedly. […]

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soldier. (2 tim. 2:3-4)

I love this piece from 2 Timothy. Join me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather seeks to please his commanding officer.  2 Timothy 2:3-4 Those of us who are in Christ are rooted in heaven. We know that this world […]

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enamored. (ez. 3:10)

The Lord never stops speaking to us. It’s simply a matter of us quieting ourselves and listening, and what a different world this would be if this was practiced continually. What a sweetness to the soul is the voice of the Almighty

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in all. (eph. 4:6)

God, you are in it all. If I truly believe that, that means that my heart should praise Him equally in times of triumph and trial, right? Instead, in difficult times this past winter–of illness and injury and the stresses that accompany them, I treated prayer as more  of a bargaining game. I would agree to praise Him… […]

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muse. (john 15:5)

I would never be sitting here if it weren’t for your saving grace. I would never be dreaming so boldly that the gift I have to offer could be the gift the world needs… Or be thinking that my poetry-writing soul is actually worth something to this fallen (and being-redeemed) world… If it were not […]

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masterpiece. (eph. 2:10)

I have chosen to audaciously believe that who I actually am, is who the world actually needs. And I think you should believe that too. You are a masterpiece and I mean that with every ounce of myself. We can hear that all the time, but it’s true and you are and I hope today is the […]

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logic. (proverbs 3:5)

Two things I believe: 1. The Christian faith is quite logical. 2. In times when my mind doubts, my soul is simply unable to. I think apologetics is very important. I believe that ultimate truth can face fire and remain. I love to engage in conversations involving all the hard questions that people have about the Christian faith […]

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glory. (2 cor. 4:17)

  The roller coaster of this human experience can be tiring. I both get caught up in the abundant joys and forget about the pain in this world, and get caught up in the pain and forget about all the beauty this life has to offer. I believe God is calling me to embrace both of […]

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