when he said try, i said why?

You guys, you have to watch this video. This is 22-year old student Kristyl J. L. Smith, performing spoken word about the challenges she has faced living with sickle cell disease and how she has met and overcome those challenges. She is talented, beautiful, and rooted in a real, raw, and relentless faith. Her poem […]

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kingdom in the kitchen

I’m so thrilled to share my talented friend Nicole’s words with you today about the intersection of food + God. Kingdom living spreads to every aspect of our lives, and food is a big part of it. I’m a convenience cook who could be a lot more intentional about what I’m buying + making + […]

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my son has sickle cell anemia

Joseph is a sweet and rambunctious almost-three-year-old who loves watching Curious George on repeat, sneaking into our bed in the middle of the night, and spending hours playing in the sandbox. He also happens to have Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), a blood disorder he was born with.   Today is World Sickle Cell Day, and I’ve been […]

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yoga during pregnancy

I’m not really an athletic person. I’m busy. I’m tired. I’ll do it tomorrow. I’m an expert at creating excuses. Making exercise a priority is a challenge. As I neared my third trimester, Jonny and I attended a childbirth class, where learned about the importance of breathing to relax and focus during labor. It was […]

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