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If You Long to Let God Love You Fresh & New (Prayer Podcast 2) #WhispersofRest

By On June 13, 2017

When you feel too tired to pray, Jesus whispers – Lean in. Just let me love you. You’re worth it. Choose rest. In Deuteronomy 33:12, we find a beautiful blessing – “Let the beloved… Read More

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What Would It Look Like To Fall in Love With God Again? A New Book: Whispers of Rest

By On February 14, 2017

“What would it look like to fall in love with God all over again? The world says prove you’re good enough. Prove you’re worthy of attention. But Jesus tenderly whispers, “My love… Read More

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Merry Christmas, Sweet Kindreds!

By On December 25, 2016

The kids are all tucked in bed.  They wanted to stay up late tonight because, “Mom! It’s Christmas!” So, I said, “Yes! It’s Christmas!”. So, we played game night, with Christmas music… Read More

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Joy & Intimacy: Your Name is On God’s Heart (Advent Devotional For Your Soul JOY) #OneWordAdvent

By On December 15, 2016

Like me, do you ever hold yourself back from joy too? That’s what happens, just as you’re about to do something new or to break out of old patterns: self-doubt and fear… Read More

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Why We Need Courage to Choose Joy & Why I Must Write To You Today #OneWordAdvent

By On December 17, 2015

It’s been hard for me to choose joy.  That’s because choosing joy isn’t really about what I want to do. Choosing joy is about choosing who I really want to be. And… Read More

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Joy may feel risky but joy is God-centered.

Is Your Joy Safe? 3 Misconceptions about Joy

By On July 30, 2015

We all long to experience joy. Do we opt for safe joy when Jesus offers full joy? When I was a little girl, I didn’t wear that many dresses. On the occasions… Read More

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4 Ways To Let Grace In Instead of Guilt

By On June 11, 2015

“real freedom is freedom from the opinion of others. above all, freedom from your own opinions about yourself.”  brennan manning Every day I wrote Finding Spiritual Whitespace, the critical voice in me would… Read More

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{ Unwrapping Love } Why Joy is Soul Baring

By On February 16, 2012

Here in California, there is an early sign of spring’s arrival. I look out the kitchen window.  Where the branches once stood bare, cherry blossoms have bloomed in clusters. But the rain… Read More

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{ Faith Dare } Joy Takes More Than One Coat Of Paint

By On January 19, 2012

  Sometimes we approach joy as if we were taking a pop quiz. The art of joy requires more than one coat of paint. When my son turned three, TJ graduated from… Read More

Never Too Late For Joy

By On November 9, 2011

I’ve never picked corn before. At the supermarket, sure. But, I had never walked through a cornfield. Until a few weeks ago. Sunday church was over and while milling around, a friend… Read More

A Tribute: Sara’s Song & Why It’s Hard To Say Goodbye

By On September 18, 2011

I got the news like a thud in the night. Except this wasn’t my disorganized closet imploding on itself. It’s my Jesus-fragranced friend. It’s Sara. Earlier this week, I opened up Jessica’s… Read More

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Dare To Be Who God Made You

By On July 28, 2011

Do you ever wish you were someone else or lived another life?  Faith dares us to be who God made us to be, right where we are. Last weekend, I arranged a… Read More

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Because some days you need a double shot of faith