Social {Media} Butterflies

I’m a social butterfly. Like, I really love people. People watching, meeting new friends, connecting and reconnecting with people I hold dear, hearing stories, laughing at life, and creating adventure, simply put, my life is deeply enriched when it’s surrounded by others. My mother says I’ve been like this sense I was an infant. I’ve […]

Becoming the Very Best Wine

Are you living, really living? Have you ever thought of the fact that maybe we’ve become blind to the beauty surrounding us and become okay with the normal and the mundane? Is it possible that we are confusing what it means to be alive with what it means to exist? As a race, we’re losing […]

From Apples to Oranges

Many of you have heard the rumors and murmurings  regarding what my next life step is, but for those of you who haven’t (and as a fairly decent excuse as to why I have been neglecting my blog…) here it is: I’m moving to Florida! I have taken a position with OneHope, an international ministry […]

Recognizing Jesus in the Small Things

Yesterday afternoon I stopped by my sister’s house at lunchtime just in time to find my two-year-old nephew, The Cub, eating lunch. Sounds normal, right? Almost. At second glace, I noticed that the tot’s lunch wasn’t the only thing on his plate. In the center of the plate, untouched by the food surrounding him lay sweet […]

Recruiting from the pit

God found Gideon in a hole. He found Joseph in a prison. He found Daniel in a lion’s den. He has a curious habit of showing up in the midst of trouble, not the absence. Where the world sees failure, God sees future. Next time you feel unqualified to be used by God remember this, […]

How much do you love me?

I love children. I love their simplicity, their honestly, their sweetness and their contagious belly laughs. I also love how they constantly point me towards Jesus. Several weeks ago I was helping a mother and her young daughter pick out a gift for a friend at the boutique I work at.  The mother was intent […]

Learning to Trust from a Rocky Boat

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Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten […]

You’re important

If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. -Fred Rogers

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