Twenty Somethings, I See You

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  Due to a much bigger response than I expected, I am not currently accepting new contributions at this time. I hope to find a way to accommodate the large number of responses I received, so please stay tuned!! Last weekend I had the privilege of hearing from Beth Moore, while she poured into hundreds of women in their 20’s and 30’s who have a call …

Big News!!!!!

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Oh friends, where do I even begin? I’m so excited to FINALLY share some major news in my life, and I hardly have the words to say it. In a way, this announcement has been ten years in the making, because that is how long I have been writing and blogging. And now it’s finally happening. A ten year long dream is becoming a …

New Look, New Chapter

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Welcome to my new site!!!!!!!!! Y’all. I am jumping up and down over the new look of my blog!!!! And, I’m ESPECIALLY excited because the relaunch of my blog is about more than the design. This new look is symbolic of a new chapter in my life. If you’ve been following my blog over the years, you know I’m emerging from …

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Thanksgiving Giveaway: NIV Bible for Women

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So. You may not know this, but this week–yes, this VERY week–is a special American holiday. It’s not as flashy as other holidays, and it doesn’t occupy two months worth of space, but it is a holiday I love. It’s called Thanksgiving. Remember Thanksgiving? That day when we’re thankful for stuff? You might have forgotten about it, because it’s basically Christmas already. My entire …

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Follow the Fear

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Today my heart is heavy. Two months ago, Americans were filled with compassion. The image of a little Syrian boy washed up on a shore, alone and dead, it rocked us. It moved us to action. We wanted to help, to welcome, to give. Then Paris happened. And suddenly we realized, helping the vulnerable might actually cost us something. That is …

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Let Me Be a Tiger Mother

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It’s late, and I should go to bed because my son will wake up crying in a few short hours, but I can’t sleep. My heart is too heavy and my brain too full of thoughts. I’m just…incredibly sad. Tonight I watched a video of another clash between the police and young people of color. In one especially difficult scene, a teenage girl was slammed …

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Arise All Women Who Have Hearts

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Ever since I had my first son, Mother’s Day has been pretty great. Isaac is still not old enough to know what’s going on, but I love celebrating this new identity of mine. For me, Mother’s Day is a day to take stock of all the blessings tucked into this season of life. However, I’d be lying if I didn’t …

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Kicking Off the New Year with a Necklace Giveaway!

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Happy New Year, y’all! I hope everyone had a meaningful Christmas and a fun New Year’s celebration. In case you missed it, this was me on New Years Eve night, living the rock star life I live. <—– As you can also see, I am now 34 weeks pregnant, which means we are counting down the days until Baby Boy …

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Why I Cannot “Do All Things”

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Here’s something I learned this week: Although you would never know it from the movies, you should never save a drowning person by diving in after them. Not at first, anyway. When a person is drowning, you should use a pole or a buoy, or lie down on the ground and reach out with your arm. But only as a …

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I Don’t Think That Means What You Think It Means

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There is a great line from the movie The Princess Bride, delivered by beloved swordsman, Inigo Montoya. His words are a response to his boss, Vizzini,  who is astonished at hero Westley’s repeated survival. Over and over again, Westley thwart’s Vizzini’s plans for his demise, and each time, Vizzini responds with the same flabbergasted cry: “Inconceivable!” Finally, after Westley survives …