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7.22.2020 – “Light of a Clear Blue Morning”

When the battle is raging, and we begin to find ourselves growing weary, and we look around and see no light in sight… We can suddenly find ourselves in the place of almost giving up and losing hope. I’ve been there a time or two, have you? But just when I find myself getting to… Read More 7.22.2020 – “Light of a Clear Blue Morning”

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6.27.2020 – An Oasis of Kindness in the Midst of Chaos

My husband and I are photographers, and over the last few years, we’ve been so privileged to do a lot of work for a local magazine where we get to visit different towns across the state, and we photograph different makers, and creators, and so many talented business owners across our beautiful state. Well, as… Read More 6.27.2020 – An Oasis of Kindness in the Midst of Chaos

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6.21.2020 – “What if it was different then?”

I used to have panic attacks when I was alone at night time. Even as an adult, I would have to do things to distract myself so that I could eventually fall asleep… sometimes I did, and sometimes I didn’t. Anything little thing would spook me, thoughts and imaginations would go through my mind that… Read More 6.21.2020 – “What if it was different then?”

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6.5.2020 – Not the ‘usual’ life…

Time in the garden always gets me thinking about life. 🌱☀️🌧 This may be more of a vulnerable kind of post… You know, when I was a little girl, I had an idea in my head of how my life should play out. It wasn’t so much a “dream” I had for my life, but… Read More 6.5.2020 – Not the ‘usual’ life…

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5.24.2020 – Striving for Perfection

Have you ever felt the need to be “perfect”? Or to, at least… “appear” perfect? Have you ever found yourself tiring from striving to “get there”… and yet, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to get there? And then you come to this place…“I just don’t add up. I’m just not… Read More 5.24.2020 – Striving for Perfection

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5.11.2020 – “Who am I… really?”

There’s something about this time we’re living in…. something about this time of “reset”…. It seems like God is surfacing and stripping away false things… false identities. Hindrances… It’s so easy to take a look at our lives, and find something we enjoy doing, maybe even something we’re good at doing, perhaps something that others… Read More 5.11.2020 – “Who am I… really?”

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5.2.2020 – “Who am I agreeing with?”

Have you ever noticed thoughts that just somehow find a way to sneak into your head? Do any of these sound familiar? “Oh I should just quit…” “Oh why do I even bother?” Or maybe this one… “Why do I even try?” Perhaps we begin saying these things jokingly or half-heartedly…. but what happens if… Read More 5.2.2020 – “Who am I agreeing with?”

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4.30.2020 – Heart Transformation

I remember a time that my heart was filled with such bitterness, I couldn’t experience and perceive God clearly. I had been “saved” years before, and I was excited about God around that time, but somehow the bitterness creeped in and took me over because I let it —the bitterness, the fear, the anger, the… Read More 4.30.2020 – Heart Transformation

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4.20.2020 – “My God, in Him I will trust.”

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but the year 2019 was one of the hardest years Jason and I have ever faced together. Many of the things we faced left us feeling pretty “helpless” at times —though we always knew where (or Who) our help came from. We had a few trusted loved ones who… Read More 4.20.2020 – “My God, in Him I will trust.”

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4.2.2020 – Like an old, favorite sweater…

How can we comfort one another in these kinds of times? We can find comfort by dwelling with Him in His Word, and reminding one another of His promises. And when we overflow in joy and in faith, we can let it overflow out into the atmosphere… I’ll admit, it’s a struggle in this time….… Read More 4.2.2020 – Like an old, favorite sweater…

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3.29.2020 – The Hope of Promise

Yesterday was such an encouraging day for me. ☀️ It was the first day I’ve been well enough, to be able to solidly work outside… in what seems like forever. Simple things like raking leaves out of my flower beds, weeding, and getting them cleaned up, helping Jason to build our new raised beds… 🧑🏻‍🌾🌱🌷🦋🍃☀️All the… Read More 3.29.2020 – The Hope of Promise

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2.11.2020 – That Place in the Middle

You know how I wrote that post yesterday called, “You Don’t Have to Hide“? Well guess what…. after I wrote that post, all I wanted to do later in the day was hide. Isn’t that interesting? This morning and last night has felt like a lot of resistance. I guess that’s to be expected, right?… Read More 2.11.2020 – That Place in the Middle

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1.11.2020 – It’s all right there –yet to be seen…

Here’s a thing I am learning… There is much yet to be discovered, surprises waiting to be “found”… …Planted to be seen at just the right place within time. Some of it sits just beneath our noses… Some of it sits waiting for that person —you and me…to discover and see “that thing” in a… Read More 1.11.2020 – It’s all right there –yet to be seen…

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12.31.19 – Grateful for the strengthening of 2019, ready see what 2020 will bring…

2019…… wow. There is something significant and “final” about today –December 31st of 2019. Something about this day makes me want to be especially careful with my words about 2019, honoring everything God did within this last year, remaining thankful for it, appreciative, and honoring of every single moment. Today is the day of crossing… Read More 12.31.19 – Grateful for the strengthening of 2019, ready see what 2020 will bring…

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11.21.19 – “God can use ‘shy’ people too.”

I’m going to share something with you that someone shared with me a few years ago…. It was Sunday morning. Somehow, I made an uncomfortable effort to drag myself to church that day. You see, it was a part of my life when going to church was extremely hard for me. Going to church was… Read More 11.21.19 – “God can use ‘shy’ people too.”

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10.5.19 – When another silly fear rises to the surface…

It’s funny how the silliest, most ridiculous fears and concerns seem to rise to the surface in my life… 🙃☀️ Certain things that maybe I haven’t really had to face, or things I’ve never really had to do very much of on my own…. and then suddenly I have to do this “thing” and I… Read More 10.5.19 – When another silly fear rises to the surface…