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Dear Brynna,

I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday. I remember I woke up and knew that you were coming that day. I didn’t feel any different, but I knew in my heart it would be the day I got to see…

March 19, 2014
Encouragement life lessons prayer

Awesome Wonder

We say a lot of things are awesome. Awesome car. Awesome football game. Awesome book. But do we really mean awesome? Do we even know what that is? We do the same with wonder. The waiter at dinner last night responded “wonderful” to each…

December 28, 2013
Encouragement prayer

How to Pray (hint: it’s not hard)

Last week, I tweeted this: I had several people ask me about it, and Courtney graciously allowed me to share her question: The thing is, I don’t think straight. I am SO easily distracted. I start thinking about cleaning the kitchen but then I…

December 4, 2013
cancer Encouragement grief Hope life lessons prayer

Who Holds Tomorrow

My niece, Zoe, is a survivor. Not like in the dreamy “little girls are resilient” way. Like in the Zoe kicked cancer in the face way. We walked through some really dark days a few years ago. My family held hands and we prayed…

November 21, 2013
Encouragement life lessons prayer

Do Whatever

I had several separate and unrelated conversations with girls this weekend about knowing what God wants us to do. The question they asked and we all have is: How do I know what I’m supposed to do? We feel like we pray and ask…

November 11, 2013
Encouragement prayer

Prayer Is Not a Plaything

Imagine this: Your car breaks down. The battery died, but instead of calling a tow truck, you take out your cell phone and lay it on the hood of the car.Imagine this: Your kid is sick, and you don’t know what to do. You…

January 25, 2013
depression Encouragement Hope life lessons prayer

REAL Therapy

As greatly therapeutic as writing is for me, it, like every other attempt at self-help, can only go so far.  There is only one place that could give me peace that goes beyond my expectation and true joy in place of sadness.  After posting…

August 18, 2010
cancer Encouragement grief Hope life lessons prayer

open hands

From the second Brynna entered the world, I had to let her go.  Ten minutes before she was born, they said she wasn’t breathing well and it was necessary to get her out immediately.  I had to let go of that vision I had…

August 1, 2010