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30
Mar

Open Doors

Have you ever had a revelation or a word from God explode in you? Yeah…that happened to me this week and I know that it wasn’t just a word for me but a word for many of you reading this. My husband and I have been doing some projects around our fixer-upper house the last […]

21
Mar

She Doesn’t Know She Has Down Syndrome

Emma is now 3 years old. She is every bit of a typical toddler and then some. Recently on a sunny afternoon, Emma and I were playing outside on her swing set. As we played, I watched her smile and laugh. I watched her blow dandelions in the air and smell flowers. I watched her […]

13
Feb

Looks Like Love

February. The month of love. Valentine’s Day. Flowers and candy. Romantic dinners for some….dinners alone for others. Bleh. I used to be one of those people who rolled their eyes at all the flowers, balloons, red paper hearts and mushy love stuff that was everywhere I turned in the month of February. Bleh. Seriously, people….can’t […]

05
Feb

5 Truths for Discouragement

There’s pain in my chest tonight. I first called it stress. Then I called it hurt. Then disappointment. Then discouragement. Then, I realized it’s all of those things–the things a mother feels for her child, only a little deeper. Perhaps a lot deeper. It’s an ache that acts as a buffer, absorbing the weight of […]

14
Jan

Lost and Found

Lost and Found Have you ever lost something valuable? Have you ever misplaced an important letter, your favorite jeans or your car keys? If you have, then you are familiar with that sinking feeling in your stomach….the panic…the grief and possible slight hysteria (I’m a little dramatic sometimes) that accompanies these moments. Several years ago, […]

08
Jan

VIDEO: Living Life Outside the Boat

A Fresh Word Video Devotional on living life outside the boat. Radical obedience. It sounds radical. But it’s the call. Jesus is calling us to not only be brave and step out of our boat but He is calling us to lock eyes (and hearts) with Him and live our life on water with Him […]

06
Jan

Tapped Into the Living Water

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of living water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.” Psalm 1:2-3 “But blessed is the man who trusts in […]

01
Jan

VIDEO: The Day Jesus Took Me by the Hand

I’d like to invite you in to an encounter I had with the Lord just recently. It’s the day Jesus took me by the hand. He said to me gently, “Come follow me…” What happened next was incredible! My entire life has shifted around this one encounter. This is a precious moment that the Lord […]

18
Dec

Urgency to Know God’s Character

A recent opportunity to answer questions about faith and God solidified my conviction of the need to know God’s character through the whole of God’s living Word, the Bible. A Christian had lost their faith in God being a good God. This person knew Scripture, and really wanted answers. I was able to testify with […]

16
Nov

Daily Devotional: From Hope for Each Day by Billy Graham

From Hope for Each Day by Billy Graham Forgiveness and Fellowship “I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” –Jeremiah 31:34 There is no possibility of true happiness until we have established friendship and fellowship with God. And there is no possibility of establishing this fellowship apart from the cross […]

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