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Dear Weary One,

For the broken, worn and tired. For those who walk through their days thinking their true selves invisible to others. Does the ache in your inner depths cry out as your days pass one by one? Does the sun shine and do you resent its brightness, wishing instead for night so you can rest inContinue Reading

Uganda.

The injustices of this world ignite my passion. Bullies, both big and small. Children, women living in situations where a chance and choice seem like a fairy tale. These things not at the hand of nature or circumstance, but other humans. When humans have  the audacity to treat another human like they are less thanContinue Reading

My Broken Heart.

I met a knew friend on Friday morning. I was running late and she was waiting for me with her iced Starbucks drink. The place was packed. I sat down across from her and it didn’t take long before we shared our hearts. They beat together: for justice. I wish you could meet my newContinue Reading

Peace & Loss.

You’ve Got Mail starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks came out when I was in eighth grade. I remember sitting in the theatre loving everything about Meg’s character from her love of New York in the fall to her pencil skirts. I could imagine myself as the owner of a quaint little bookstore in aContinue Reading

Purchase Fair this Christmas.

You can make a difference this Holiday Season as you shop. If you are like me and you still have shopping to fit in before Christmas, check out these stores below they are unique in one, some, or all of these ways. The things you can buy have been made by people who have beenContinue Reading

Grasping at Hope.

The Christmas I was ten I was given Amy Grant’s House of Love Album on cassette tape. Not to be outdone by my new Walkman. These two things were a match made in heaven. I can picture my young bubbling self careful unwrapping each present with all eyes on me. At the Thurston house presentContinue Reading

Stripped Away.

This morning I was reminded about what really matters when everything else is stripped away. What are we really living for when the bare bones are left. When the spotlights aren’t shining, the sound system stops working, the chairs are half empty the children outnumber the adults, the screen has a typo and the graphicsContinue Reading

Waiting for the Warmth.

Today the sun is shining but the wind is still a little cold. We are waiting for spring at our house. Eden Grace, the 3 year old, keeps reminding us that it is spring so it shouldn’t be so cold. The wind whipping our hair and assaulting our noses speaks differently. The sunshine and theContinue Reading

Experiencing Christmas Abundance in times of Lack

I have been thinking a lot about the early church and the first believers in Jesus as Messiah. Acts 2 has long been a chapter that has inspired me as I think about the church today and how I desire ministry to look in my own life. But this Christmas my thoughts have gone backContinue Reading

As we enter the Holiday Season.

I love holidays and I happen to especially love Thanksgiving. Yet I think we have an epidemic of setting ourselves up for holidays of perfection and because perfection doesn’t exist our holidays can often end in disappointment. Today I think of the family that doesn’t feel complete, the one who is missing someone who isContinue Reading

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