i'm asking God for one thing

“I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing. To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet. That’s the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world. The perfect getaway, far from the buzz of traffic.” Psalm 27: 4-5  Thanks to the deep and wide generosity of a dear family, we’ve had the privilege […]

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when you need to begin again

I wish I had a reset button.  Where the flick of a finger could change my circumstances. My heart. Our world. I fall into this trap of believing that pulling out a new sheet of paper and starting fresh has to be a grand, momentous gesture. That to begin again, I have to have it all […]

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God is bigger, but is he really?

Setting sun and twinkling stars, glowing fireflies and open fields. There’s nothing quite like a Midwest summer night. After the last bubbles circled the drain and we whispered the final page of Green Eggs and Ham, after we pulled the covers over two little boys and quietly shut the creaky door, we tiptoed into the […]

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when beauty blooms

As I sip my coffee and watch the sun rise above our quiet town, I think about the beauty that surrounds me. The rainbow of tulips blooming, my one-year-old’s wobbly steps, the dripping icing on the cinnamon rolls. These beautiful things are gifts that often blur into the business, splashes of color that get muddled on the canvas […]

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the bond of peace

I get frustrated easily. I get frustrated with others. I get frustrated with myself. My heart starts pounding and peace flies out the window and frustration swiftly takes its place. I want to walk with humility and gentleness. To be patient and to take up love before all else. But have you ever noticed that these things […]

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hope is my anchor

Remember my lovely friend Natalie? If you’re doing some holiday shopping, you’re going to want to check out these really amazing Hope is My Anchor shirts she’s selling to raise funds for her adoption of twin boys from Central Africa. (I’m pretty sure Jonny ordered one of these for my birthday…yay!) We have this hope […]

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why orphan sunday matters

Today, a lot of people gather to remember + advocate + brainstorm how we can come together to deeply care for, serve, and love children who are forgotten. Children of all ages, in all locations, who are not being cared for, served, or loved in safe families. Today is Orphan Sunday. I want to share […]

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