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We Want It Now.

Posted by Guest Blogger on January 16, 2020 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

Veruca Salt wanted a golden ticket. In the 1971 timeless classic, “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory,” we were introduced to a little girl named Veruca. And though she may have appeared innocent and sweet — much like the bars of chocolate she coveted — it took only for her to open her mouth that […]

A Time to Rise

Posted by Guest Blogger on January 9, 2020 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Hope

“Then he said, Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but now I will go and wake him up.” John 11:11  It is a story we are probably all familiar with. Jesus’ friend, Lazarus, is sick. His sisters send for Jesus knowing their Teacher can heal. Jesus delays his return to Judea until Lazarus has died […]

See Your Way to Hope

Posted by Guest Blogger on January 2, 2020 in Guest Blogger, Hope, Prayer, Wisdom

I sit on the back porch watching my two oldest sons play soccer and giggle boisterously in the backyard below. Like many recent evenings, I am once again not feeling well. I like to fancy myself as a kind of Wonder Woman. (I mean, obviously I’m her doppelgänger and often get confused for her. Happens. […]

The Same But Different The Same, But Different.

Posted by Guest Blogger on December 26, 2019 in Faith, Family, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

Sweat pearls on her brow even as her breath forms the cold into small vanishing clouds of exhalation that come smaller and faster when her womb contracts. You could see it, as Joseph does, her breath condensed into vapor for a moment in the frigid air, but she doesn’t. Her eyes are either clenched tight […]

Fully known. Deeply loved.

Posted by Guest Blogger on December 19, 2019 in Community, Guest Blogger, Love

I’ve lived most of my life with a deep desire to be FULLY known and DEEPLY loved, searching to be understood and heard. I’ve felt alone and like no one “got” me.  At times, I rarely even “got” myself. I had thoughts that contradicted themselves, actions that were opposing, desires that were never met and […]