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Jesus First

Jesus First

I’ve been a serious Christian since fifth grade. Yet, for two years, I couldn’t stop doubting God’s existence. For over a year, I struggled with anxiety, fear, low self-esteem, and terrible thought patterns. I went through some really tough moments. I didn’t feel as...

Being Still… and Knowing

Being Still… and Knowing

I first heard of the coronavirus months ago, a brief mention in a news report from halfway 'round the world. And since then? Now it has spread across the globe—nearly to my own doorstep. I'm trying to keep that door closed tight. From inside this door of mine, I wait,...

God in the Silence

God in the Silence

I can remember those days so clearly—when my children and my husband had gone to school, and I was alone in a silent house. I loved the silence of the house when everyone else had left for the day, and I could feel the silence. I remember the ticking of the clock and...

Purging, Organizing, and Fresh Starts

Purging, Organizing, and Fresh Starts

Spring is the season of detoxing, purging, organizing, fresh starts, and new regimens—dejunking our lives and making great efforts to clean out all the toxins in our bodies and our houses. Ahhh, the freedom that comes from throwing out those lonely socks that have...

Mission Rwanda. Mission Redemption.

Mission Rwanda. Mission Redemption.

Packing for Rwanda was not a big deal. I sort of felt like I was going home, though I had never been to Rwanda. As a Missionary Kid from Tanzania, the neighbor to Rwanda, I knew there were many similarities; and like when I was 15 years old and heading to Africa for...

Factory Reset

Factory Reset

Romans 12:2  (ESV) Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Factory Reset It wasn’t the news I had wanted to hear. My phone had...

Motherhood 2.0: Millennial-Style

Motherhood 2.0: Millennial-Style

I love to read. I work scattered hours as a freelance Sign Language Interpreter. I attempt to make food from scratch as often as possible while also having a second freezer full of frozen french fries, chicken nuggets, and the occasional bag of tater tots. I love to...

How to Make the Most of Easter in Quarantine

How to Make the Most of Easter in Quarantine

Social Distancing has changed much about our daily routines over the last several weeks. I hope that you have found some beauty in a simplified lifestyle and are starting to see a rhythm in this new, temporary normal. However, this has disrupted many celebrations...

Keeping Panic at Bay

Keeping Panic at Bay

A few years ago, I competed in a triathlon, which is quite a feat for someone who doesn't like getting her face wet. I knew if I could just stay afloat during the quarter-mile swim, I could do well with the biking and running segments. After all, I knew how to swim,...

COVID Care

COVID Care

Is it just me, or did this whole COVID-19 crisis just blow up overnight? One minute I was supposed to be preparing for insolation, and 20 seconds later I was told to hunker down in my house before I even had time to figure out what I was supposed to do to prepare....

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