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What do you have in your hand?

When Chris and I were first married we found ourselves in New Orleans. It was right after hurricane Katrina hit the golf coast and the devastation that we witnessed both from the storm and the effect of flooding were unlike any I have ever seen. We drove through neighborhood after neighborhood, deserted. With ugly X’s …

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Washed Over.

To think that God is the one who changes when I know very well that he is never-changing. That by me breaking my routine, he will come meet me in a special way, when every day he wants to meet me in the only way he knows how, magnificent, holy, awe-inspiring because this is who he is and he is true to who he is. It is I who don’t take the time, or clear my head space or remember where my identity is long enough to see Him washing over me, over us.

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A Letter to my 12 year old on Her Birthday

I squeezed you tight this morning and you walked out the door. Holding back the tears I didn’t want you to see me cry. You were excited to get to school and see your friends on your birthday. My words were too much and not enough all bottled up behind a dam of tears. “Happy …

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On Mission Together / Work

Sometimes, when I close my eyes, I see something really beautiful. Something that brings hope to my heart and a beat to my steps. Something that makes me think that more can be accomplished and change can happen. I see people, united together, fueled by a common purpose, engulfed in love, using their unique gifts …

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Poured Out.

A couple of weeks ago I was coming home from a meeting and I missed my turn. Frustrated and doing the whole trying to figure out how to get back on the highway going the right way thing I found myself at a stoplight. It was a cold night in Minnesota as many in January …

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