Quit the Game

A friend challenged me to come up with twenty-six goals for my twenty-sixth year of life. (Well really, she jokingly asked me what my 26 goals were, and now I’ve made it a challenge for myself.) So far I have come up with some pretty good ones: read 26 books (send me recommendations!!), blog for […]

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what i like about you

Maybe it is because September is finally upon us and summer is slowing abandoning us for her sabbatical, maybe because I’ve been without my best friend for five weeks, or maybe it is because Kanye West announced he wants to be POTUS and I just can’t stop thinking about moving to New Zealand or London or Africa or anywhere that would be better than President and First Lady Kimye…for any of these reasons, or maybe others, it has been slow and hard and one of those weeks where I’ve just felt small.

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come to the party

Because I just feel like God has put this call on my life to tell you, all of you, that following Him is worth it. That maybe He isn’t out to ruin your party life; I actually believe that the life He intends for each of us is the BEST possible option.

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(i’m feeling) twenty six

Here I am, arriving at another birthday. Twenty-five turned out to be the best year yet, and I am sad to say goodbye to it. But in the spirit of optimism, I’m out to make 26 even better.

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Summer of Dreams

One of my good friends titled it that: Summer of Dreams. We are at this fun place in our lives where we have some freedom, maybe a few extra dollars, hopes, goals and well, dreams. So we bought season passes to the theme park, we spent a weekend in Steamboat, and are doing our best […]

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Dear Friend

I want to carry it all for you: the doubt, the pain, the heartache, and the anger. I want to believe in Him enough for us all. I’m going to try.

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What if?

I spent this past week at home in my beautiful state of Oregon – we boated, kayaked, waterfalled (I think that can be a verb). We roasted s’mores in the backyard, waited in anticipation for the Butte to catch on fire from fireworks (it’s tradition), and ate a lot of watermelon. All in all, a […]

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open the Heavens

He is well pleased in you – do you believe that? You bring a smile to His face. No matter what temptation you may have fell prey to in the past, you are His beloved child.

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at the end of the day

In the everyday living it is easy to make the Gospel about something less; we find ways to make it about qualification, rules, comparison, us verses them.

Sometimes I think though, at the end of the day, or especially at the end of life, it isn’t about those things. Which means it really never is about those things. The Gospel at the end of the day is about life.

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thoughts on a plane.

Do you ever feel like you have to paste on a new face, become someone less than you are in order to impress or fit in?

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