Live Freely

Your chains are not your story. What you have done in the past, what has been done to you – those things don’t define you.

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A Personal God

Tomorrow I get to see two people I really love get married. My brother and his fiancé are going to have a beautiful wedding in Maine and I can’t wait to dance my pants off (figuratively speaking, of course). Their story is, well, intricate; the way the Lord brought them together is no accident and […]

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The Devil We Know

I almost named this post “Know Your Devil” but for some weird reason it just made me think of the Kenny Rogers song “The Gambler” and the line: “You gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em…” and dear GOODNESS I hope I didn’t just get that song stuck in your head. […]

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Be Good to One Another (a prayer for the hurting)

Confession: I’ve been very judgmental towards a certain people group. And for this I need to repent. These people I will affectionately call,“C.S. Lewians.” If you went to a Christian college or seminary you may know of whom I am speaking. I define C.S. Lewians as: People who quote or bring up C.S. Lewis in […]

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Make Space for Gratitude (the discipline of remembering)

I sat in one of my favorite coffee shops in the whole world, located in Salem, Massachusetts. I spent the week at Gordon College, the school at which I completed my undergraduate degree. I spent time at that coffee shop learning – from books and people. But I am not a  college student anymore, and […]

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The Garden Story

I love that the world started in a garden. There is no better place to call paradise. Imagine Adam walking in the cool of the day with his best friend: GOD. Adam says, “Hey Tiger!” and Tiger comes and nuzzles up next to him as he pets his head. Adam continues along admiring the plants, […]

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Why We All Need Truth-Tellers

A few days ago, I received a text message from across the world. My roommate is in Uganda – but found the time to send me a text saying just what I needed to hear: “You’re such a good friend!” It wasn’t out of the blue; we had been talking about how I got the […]

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Dear Graduate (and the rest of us too)

Dear Grad, Oh my gosh, you did it! Congratulations! You finished school! What now?! *Crickets* Oh right, it can kind of feel like you walk off that graduation stage and fall one thousand feet, not knowing where you will land. This season of life is best characterized by the word weird. It isn’t bad, and […]

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On Weekday Sleepovers and Personality Types

Happy Friday, friends! Here are some random (and hopefully funny/inspiring) ramblings from my week. I am spending this week at a training on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (hopefully by the end of tomorrow I will officially be certified! woohoo! If you’d like to talk personality type, hit me up, pal). The training is at a hotel across […]

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The Wait is Over

I woke up with Easter words, pounding the inside of my head. (Also, way earlier than I wanted to, but whatever.) So, I’m believing these are words from the Lord for us today.  THE WAIT IS OVER. He is RISEN. Do you know? Do you even realize what happened on this day so many years […]

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