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His Mercies are New Every Morning

January 6, 2016

I was gifted this quote graphic when I purchased one of my (now many) Good Word Candles and loved it so much I framed it. It sits on my desk as an obvious reminder, but has also become encouragement for me when I wake up at the crack of dawn my new morning time each day. As I was groggily sitting in my office on Monday, sipping my coffee and wondering if even Bolton could bring me to life, I found myself…

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Light of the World. (Our Greatest Gift)

December 21, 2015
the gift of HIS light

Happy week of Christmas! Did the festivities begin this past weekend for any of you? Christian and I fulfilled another one of our traditional Christmas dates yesterday by going to our annual Christmas movie… we saw Star Wars! For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, don’t worry- nothing I’m about to say isn’t anything we didn’t already know so consider this spoiler-free. While I LOVED it (and I’m not even a Star Wars fanatic), there was one part in…

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In honor of Joey Martin Feek.

November 11, 2015
November Yellow Leaves

Some of you may have read/heard/seen the news coverage on Joey Feek and her battle with cancer. You may have read that she will soon leave behind her husband and her baby, to be reunited with Jesus again. And while most know Joey as Joey+Rory the country duo, I know Joey as Joey Martin, the girl who encouraged me to ride the tallest & fastest rides with her at Kings Island, the girl who showed my brother and me how to…

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Beyond the Thorns. (A Grateful Heart)

October 19, 2015

She’d walked for what felt like miles – hundreds and hundreds of miles – amongst the thorns, trying desperately to push through. They pulled at her sleeve and grabbed at her arms, screaming at her to turn around… to give up. She could see the meadow through the branches though – she could see the light, the colors, the promise of a new day and a new beginning and so, she pushed on. But just when she thought she’d made…

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We’re in the middle. (An Adoption Update)

October 5, 2015

Happy Monday 🙂 Let’s catch up a bit today, ok? Many people have been asking if there has been any progress or any updates with the adoption and I thought it might be time for me to take that next step and share an update of sorts on here. I’d originally planned on sharing parts of our journey in an organized fashion – starting with the ‘why’ as well as at the beginning – and I will definitely go back…

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Faith in change.

September 16, 2015

There are so many things I love about having this space, this blog. One of the things I love the most is that I can go back in time, to see where my mind and heart were “a year ago today.” Yesterday I decided to head back in time and came across this post titled, Season’s Change, His Beauty. In that post, I recognized and gave thanks for His delight in change – in renewal – which I believe is clearly…

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He Tells Us to Love. (A Grateful Heart)

June 29, 2015

Oh, goodness. I’ll tell you guys right now, today’s post sure did have a heck of a time getting here. First of all, the original intended topic (that being makeup, surprisingly) was rescheduled to another date so that I could touch on the ruling that took place in our country on Friday – something my heart is grateful for. So, I wrote up the new post. Five paragraphs. Then I spent an entire day rewriting those five paragraphs. I rewrote…

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For God so loved the world…

April 3, 2015

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” – 1 Peter 2:24 Today marks not the end, but the beginning of the greatest love story we will ever know. Each year on Good Friday, I can’t help but be a bit quieter. My eyes can’t help but well up with tears throughout the day as I think about the ultimate…

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He pulls me higher.

March 11, 2015

There I sat – on the middle school gym floor in those awkwardly hideous shorts and shirt- both of them too big for my super tall and gangly body. Our gym teacher was explaining how the boys would soon go to their locker room and the girls would go to theirs and we would all be checked for this thing called ‘Scoliosis.’ I’d never heard of it before and as the teacher explained to us what it was (an abnormal…

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