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Silence Does Not Equal Unseen – Guest Post: Karen Smith

Karen and I met years ago at the She Speaks writers' conference. She is such a delight and a joy to speak to. As I keep up with Karen on social media since our time together I've watched her grow through some tough life changes and seasons but always keeping the Light of Christ so… Continue reading Silence Does Not Equal Unseen – Guest Post: Karen Smith

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When Courage Looks Like Standing Still – Guest Post: Becky Beresford

Sweet, encouraging Becky and I connected through a writer's group and when I was blessed to guest post for her Brave Women's series. I love her words here about standing still in wait for God's plan. Courage in the stillness. A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Except I did.… Continue reading When Courage Looks Like Standing Still – Guest Post: Becky Beresford

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Not Alone, New Affirmations – Guest Post: Tricia Thirey

Tricia and I connected 3 years ago at a writers' conference in North Carolina, though we quickly discovered we lived just a few miles apart in Ohio. This was just a few weeks before her husband passed. I knew then and know now how divine our meeting was. We are friends, writers, moms, and overcomers… Continue reading Not Alone, New Affirmations – Guest Post: Tricia Thirey

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Waiting for Sticky Notes: The Series

Flashback with me to the 1990s:  New Kids on the Block and Best Friend necklaces were the raddest thing on the planet. The latter of those was imperative for survival as a fifth grade girl. No worries for me, I wore my half of a Best Friend necklace proudly to school, sitting next to, and… Continue reading Waiting for Sticky Notes: The Series

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What do you mean there’s no Instruction Manual?

Remember before. Before you had kids of your own and you made mental notes about how you would never do this or that or the other? Yup. Me too. Remember when you were pregnant and women (and men) of all ages came out of the woodwork to give you advice? Yup. Me too. How'd that work out for you… Continue reading What do you mean there’s no Instruction Manual?

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How YOU doin’? When “Pastor-Talk” Meets a Friends Reference

So, as part of my focus this year on gratitude and being present in the moment I've decided I would also like to revisit all the notes that take on a regular basis. If you've ever seen me in real-life, I'm always writing something down. Mostly because I just turned 40, so I'm old, I… Continue reading How YOU doin’? When “Pastor-Talk” Meets a Friends Reference