Hope

I had the honor of speaking at a conference in beautiful Barcelona, Spain last October. Barcelona is a feast for the eyes with its ornate architecture and magnificent cathedrals. But it wasn’t only the grand that captured my attention. I

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I get it. Living in a world like ours drains you. It’s not just the break-neck speed we move at these days or the to-do lists that seem to be on auto-reload just when, finally, there are only four or

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If pain from the past is on repeat in your head and heart, know this. Living in turmoil today doesn’t fix yesterday. Finding peace in the present is often the first step to a kind of healing that somehow redeems the past. Out of that peace, we find courage and wisdom to know what to do next–even if it is just to quietly, prayerfully wait for God to fix what we cannot.

Here’s the thing: the Eternal One redeems even the most crazy, messed up, broken parts of our stories. That’s why I had this little cuff bracelet made as a self-reminder to stop letting past regrets steal today’s joys: NO REWIND. ONLY REDEMPTION.
To anyone who needs and reads this truth: take a big, deep breath of relief that you aren’t meant to live forever under the heavy weight of “then.” Jesus, the Redeemer of past pain is also the Peace-Giver for “now.” And that makes moving towards all that is yet to come a more hopeful journey. #inthistogether #norewindonlyredemption

I never get tired of Christmas lights burning brightly from the rooflines of decked-out houses or twinkling brightly through the windows of those cheery folks who’ve managed to get their trees up already. It’s such a contrast to the cold

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  It seems a little crazy but I’m kind of a fan of the Tiny House Movement. Don, my patient husband, just shakes his head and chuckles because he knows the contents of my closet would barely fit in the

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