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My Road to Mother’s Day

May 12, 2017

Happy Friday! I want to wish all of the mothers out there a very happy day on Sunday! This will be my first Mother’s Day… insert a million emotions here. Mother’s Day for so many years always brought a deep pain to my heart. It was so hard sitting through Mother’s Day church service, year after year, attempting to have a grateful heart for all of the mothers in the congregation but really just wanting to curl in my bed…

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BIGGER: 2016, A Year in Review.

December 30, 2016

Move over, Gilmore Girls, today I’m doing my own little A Year in the Life! ūüėČ If you were an EG reader this time last year, you’ll remember that I chose a word for 2016. If you’ve been an EG reader since the beginning, you’ll know that I do this every year and what’s more, I write my word on a rock, the date on the back, and then at the year’s end I put the rock in a big…

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You Make Me Brave.

August 15, 2016

I have been playing all of Amanda Cook’s songs the last 4 days. This one, You Make Me Brave, came on Saturday early afternoon as I took an extra long walk in the sunshine… and I couldn’t help but throw my hands into the air and praise Him. And I smiled in His sweet reminder that He is a good, good Father. A Father who knows no fear. A Father whose love for His children knows no bounds. A Father…

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We’re All Waiting. (And sometimes the waiting just sucks.)

August 8, 2016

It occurred to me this weekend that I’m not the only one experiencing a really hard chapter of Waiting. It’s not that I didn’t know that people other than me are waiting for their own “thing” – but I must have forgotten because on Saturday morning it hit me like one of those light bulb moments – we’re ALL waiting on something and sometimes that season of waiting can bring some incredibly painful times. Whether it’s waiting for a new…

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An Important Reminder for Your Monday…

August 1, 2016

Happy Monday (and August)! Alright, so does this mean the summer is over? My cousin told me this past weekend that she was already three days back to school and my first thought was, But that’s just WRONG! I mean, already?? (And then I hugged her and said, ‘Yay school! Go get ’em, girl!’ I tried, I really tried…) I’m also trying my hardest to stretch summer out just a bit longer (and still have a few things left on…

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When there are no explanations

June 20, 2016

Real talk today, ok? If we were having coffee, and you convinced me to stop asking you questions and to instead answer yours (and I’d really fight you on that for a good ten minutes), I would tell you that the month of May was… hard. So hard. It was beautiful and heartbreaking, all at the same time. Christian and I were on quite the roller coaster ride in our adoption journey last month, a ride I feel I’m just…

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The Hope I Have is BIGGER.

June 14, 2016

Truth: I haven’t known what to say in this space for the last week. Like, what to really say. I have a huge list of “blog topics” for when I might find myself in some sort of a blogging rut but that’s not what this is. I was excited, and relieved, to have my sweet friend Bekah’s post to share with you all yesterday – about her upcoming and very important mission trip to India. But leading up to that…

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There is (still) great hope to hold onto.

March 23, 2016

I hadn’t planned on writing an Easter-related blog post, even though it’s my all time favorite day to celebrate. Truthfully, I have really enjoyed my¬†blogging break¬†and time away for more reasons than just focusing on writing my novel. I’ve found peace I didn’t even know my soul needed; it was hiding somewhere between the self-discipline and quiet, away from the noise I had¬†somehow dubbed as “normal.” In fact, earlier this week I even deactivated my personal Facebook page – something…

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The Rainbow.

January 13, 2016

This blog tends to be a bit of a mixed bag. Perhaps that’s why I have such a hard time answering the ever-common question, “Well what kind of blog is it?” Often times I’ll answer with “Lifestyle” but it always makes me feel pretty uncomfortable considering in no way shape or form am I deeming myself qualified enough to say to others, “Hey, this is how you do life, ok?” I mean really, I wouldn’t even say that I myself…

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