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A Stalker, Snow, and a Superhero

So many things hold us back in life. Or should I say, give us the excuse to hold ourselves back… ?? Sometimes that’s true. Lately, for me… yes, that’s true. And in so many ways.

First, I’m just going to say it… I’ve had a stalker. Who was in prison. And now they are not. Let me tell you… that changed my perspective a lot. It’s been a couple years now, but when I first received a letter from this person– this avid reader– well, it was weird. I went through a gamut of emotions over the next several weeks. The sheriff was called, the prison was called, my friends were called… you get the picture. But it didn’t change the fact that it happened. Nothing made me feel “safe” other than knowing in Whose hands I’m held. I backed off of a LOT. Most people just thought I was …

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Heart On A String…

The post below is actually from a draft I wrote years ago. In fact the “Tomorrow” part shows that this was from Sept. 25, 2012. So much has happened since and yet, this blog is still relevant. The same yearnings. The same longings. The same ponderings. :) The post feels incomplete… but I think it’s best that way. So I’m going to leave you with my heart on a string…

 

Yesterday was a weird day. Thought provoking conversations, do-overs, and ‘what now’s?

Today has been a day filled with sorrow. A precious lady went home to be with the Lord after a long battle with cancer. I know I should be rejoicing that she is no longer in pain, no longer suffering. But it’s still hard to think of her gone… to think of her beautiful, sweet family and the tough days ahead as they face the loss.

Tomorrow is …

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Pure Focus… Renewing of your mind – Part One

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of GOD is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” — Romans 12:1 NASB

But all through life I see a Cross

where sons of GOD yield up their breath

there is no gain except by loss

there is no life except by death

and no full vision but by Faith

nor glory but by bearing shame

nor justice but by taking blame

and that eternal passions says,

Be empty of glory and right and name”

Amy Carmichael

What are you thinking about right now?

Why are you reading this?

Yesterday I went to the pool and started swimming. At first, my focus was way off. My mind kept wandering to those oh-so-well-known thoughts like “what do they think of me”? After a …

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BIG change…

Change isn’t always easy.

And the news I’m about to share is hard as many tears have already been shed as we’ve told friends and students. BUT – change is also good and fun. This news is hard but it’s also wonderful and amazing news. Exciting news. Even a little overwhelming…

We’re moving away.

After being in the Springs almost ten years – it’s weird to think of moving away from this place we’ve called home for so long. We’ve got amazing friends and a support system here, awesome students, and a church family that we love. But God is moving us to an incredible little town in NE Colorado as Jeremy takes on a new Pastorate. Our family is thrilled and excited for this ministry and to jump in and serve and be involved. We are so looking forward to being a part of the small community. I love …

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Pure Study… Living Each Moment to the Fullest

Be diligent to present yourselves approved to GOD as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the Word of Truth. –2 Timothy 2:15 NASB

As a PK  and PG on both sides of my family, I’ve grown up with the Bible. Being homeschooled, even more of my time was devoted to studying GOD’s Word. When I was fourteen I started doing Precept Upon Precept studies, and when I was fifteen I had training to be a P.U.P. leader.

Yet, I had a hard time studying for myself.

I grew up on Elisabeth George, Charles Ryrie, and Kay Arthur. Yet I was still having problems sitting myself down and studying the Bible by my own initiative. Not that I didn’t want to do my other studies; but I did have this overall sense of “get the homework done,  or you won’t understand the discussion.” Even then, having …

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Pure Speech… One Word Can Change A Life

Do you ever feel like… you’re done making mistakes? Not that you won’t ever make a mistake again; (ha. ha. ha.) but that moment where you fall flat on you face and say, “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to hide under the covers!”

Yeah. Pretty much been this last year in a nutshell.

I’ve made so many mistakes, it’s almost unbelievable. When I was young, it was easy “to be a Christian”. It was easy to believe. But this past year or so… man! It’s like the scum in me has overgrow the cleanliness, and wants to take over.

Now, the fact is: I’m growing up. And it ain’t easy! As a young woman in today’s age, I’ve always striven to live a life devoted to GOD. Following HIM. Following HIS word… As a child, that was so easy. It was easy to trust HIM; easy to be respectful; easy …

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Where Have You Been?

I get asked this question a lot. Especially lately. And I’m wondering if anyone else might be in the same boat. Do you feel like you’re treading water? That life is too busy or just passing you by?

I want to completely transparent here – hopefully, you know that’s what I’ve always aimed for, but sometimes it’s just stinking hard. The past few years have been weird and hard to say the least. We got away from blogging because we just needed to. Then the desire and the urge would come back and — me especially — I would think, “it’s time to get it rolling again.” Then life happened and I instinctively pulled back. Either because it hurt too much, there wasn’t enough time, or my focus was in a different place. And that’s okay. But when I received a lot of private messages and emails (and “a lot” …

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