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Twenty Lessons Learned in Twenty Years of Marriage

One of my favorite parts of being married to a pastor is the opportunity to do pre-marital counseling for young couples preparing to spend the rest of their lives together. I love it, because it gives my husband and I the chance to share how God has been faithful in our marriage and it forces us to evaluate our own […]

Run Like You’ve Never Run Before

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize! 1 Corinthians 9:24 NIV When I first memorized this verse as a teenager, I thought it meant that I needed to try to be first in everything I did. Of course as […]

Inspired Living

Lately, my life has been more reactive than proactive. More surviving than thriving. More of an in-a-rut than in-a-rhythm kind of living. I’m over it. I don’t want to feel stuck anymore and while my circumstances haven’t changed, I need to change. I need to live life inspired. I get stuck when I am not excited about what I am […]

Why Gun Control and Mental Illness are Not The Main Issues

It happened while my youngest daughter was in surgery. Another school shooting. As a result, I couldn’t cry and mourn the loss of 17 lives until today. I needed to stay strong for my baby girl. But I was able to bring her home from the hospital. I was able to laugh at her sweet and funny comments, to squeeze […]

My One Word for 2018

Picking “one word” to focus on for the year has been meaningful for me for several years now. Interestingly enough, I find that the words often choose me rather than me choosing them. This is definitely true for my word for 2018. I began 2017 with the knowledge that I might struggle quite a bit. It’s one of the reasons […]