Finding Mercy this Mother’s Day (Link-up)

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As I got ready to drive to Mercy Hospital, I put on my running shoes to remind me of Hebrews 12:1.

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I walked through the glass doors and I tried my best to remember…

My squinting wasn’t from the glare of the sun on a dry Midwest day. It was from the reminiscing of what use to be… Continue reading

When all you want to do is move on (Link-up)

Romans 8vs28 (1)

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And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28 (NLT)

I touched the wall, pulled the goggles off of my eyes, looked over my shoulder to see my time, and I could feel the lactic acid drench every muscle fiber in my body.

I just put everything I had into that swim.
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A Trip of a Lifetime (Link-up)

Stacey doing balloons with the kids at Mariani

Blowing bubbles with some beautiful Haitian girls.

As we made our decent, I looked out of the window to see turquoise waters and sandy beaches.

One week. April 14-21, 2012.

The closer we got to landing, the more I saw the sandy beaches turned into tent cities. Continue reading

Finding Joy and Grace (with debut of #FindStability Link-up)

“God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.” – Christine Caine

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In my little over three decades of existence, I’ve lived in six states and I’ve been through three major cross-country moves. If there’s one thing my type-A, somewhat introverted, organized, intensely focused, sometimes tenacious, routine-based personality is challenged by with each move it is the undone-ness of life. Continue reading

Captivated by the Liberator

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Image courtesy of Writely Designed.

“Okay, you’re all set. Please sit down at number nine.”

I had just handed the DMV attendant my identification and application. Then, I walked over to the cubicle to complete my written driving test. I sure hope I pass. Continue reading