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Woven Together

Fourteen years ago, I visited one of my best friends for a week and decided that I wanted to learn how to make a quilt. My friend helped me cut out squares of fabric and lay out the quilt that I intended to make for my then four year old daughter. I arrived home from that vacation eager to begin. […]

The Joys of the Unexpected

I thought that when I had my third baby, our family was complete. My little blonde boy had been unexpected, but he brought a fullness to our family. But God had other plans. If Gibson was unexpected, you can probably imagine that finding out I was pregnant with our fourth was a complete shock. I had begun to dream again […]

All My Ducks in a Row

The choreography was exquisite, the music sublime, the costumes impeccably matched to the performance. All that remained was for the participants to learn their parts. At first, they did— with wonder and awe they stepped onto the stage, they wobbled and toppled, and got up and tried again. They stretched beautifully here and leaped elegantly there, moving effortlessly with the […]

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 […]

Do You Live in a Grace-Filled or Shame Based Environment?

“Shame on you!” The words ricocheted through her heart, the tears falling fast. She had heard these words spoken many times in her childhood, but was unprepared to hear them again as a grown woman. But maturity had taught her a few things and this time, she didn’t hear the words in the same way. As she prayed about her […]