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Day Seven. Before You Go…

This past February, I went out for a run one bitterly cold morning. I wore four layers of clothing, two scarves, two head coverings, your dad’s wool socks, lined cold weather running pants and two pair of mittens. I know. Why do I bother with this? LOL. Surprisingly, the run was ahhh-mazing and I was … Continue reading

Day Six… Before You Go.

I believe one of the main crux of the Christian life is knowing WHO we are in Christ and renewing our mind to this reality over and over again. Just the idea of never needing to cast down a lie or renew my thinking makes me long for heaven. LOL. Our minds will be fully … Continue reading

Day five.

As I am praying for you today, I just want you to be awake and wide-eyed to the fact you have an enemy. Your harm is his agenda. Not to scare you, but to make you aware. Christ died to give you life ABUNDANT. And Satan’s goal is to keep you from living it. Peter … Continue reading

Day Three. Before You Go…

Immeasurably More. What a concept, right?  I mean, we understand “measurements”. I know how to measure a cup of water or rice. I understand how to weigh flour on a scale. I can use a ruler or a measuring tape for inches and feet.  But immeasurably more? This is what God says He wants to … Continue reading

Day Two. Before You Go…

You’ve got a lot to think about these days, don’t you? Life is a constant fire hydrant of information, decisions, deadlines, and to-dos!  I just want you to first know, I see you. You are doing great. I’ve heard it said that, “Overwhelm is a choice.”  I like that.  But easier said than done, right? So, … Continue reading

Day one. Before You Go…

I was walking one cold January morning, the winter of your Junior year and we, your dad and I, were on the front end of really coming to grasp with the fact of within 19 months (but who is counting?) you would be packing your room and pulling out of the driveway to embark on … Continue reading

Before you go…

This past week my family and I spent hours traveling the south, touring colleges, eating pralines and singing loud 90s music when the car ride felt too long. Colleges? Wait. I know it is cliche, but time sure does fly. Just the other day I was “interviewing” pediatric doctors with a big pregnant belly. And … Continue reading

Five More Candles…

Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, Rejoice.  Philippians 4:4 I am pretty sure my oldest son was seven-years-old when I posted my first-ever-blog. Seven. Like trains and finger paint and first grade. Seven. This summer, we celebrated a thirteen-year-old future man. Thirteen. Like Rubix cube and Ruffles and middle school.  Thirteen. And we have … Continue reading