Tag: faith

The moving litmus test

The moving litmus test

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I’m rounding the corner on Week Two in Harrisburg, PA. Now that I’m less in the middle of the unpacking stage and more in the middle of the settling in stage, I’m fairly convinced that moving to a new place is an excellent litmus test for life. One definition of a litmus test is “a critical indication of future success or failure.” That’s pretty much exactly how I feel about the process of establishing myself in a new place.

Moving feels like a blank canvas that gets filled with the things you believe are most true about yourself. Every decision … Continue reading

Excited and Grateful

Excited and Grateful

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I’ve been trying to come up with adequate and eloquent things to say about moving tomorrow after a 500+ day detour at home, but the words have left the building. It’s like word thieves snuck into my brain, took all the good ones, and sold them off for parts to Scrabble and Wheel of Fortune.

But they didn’t take everything. They were kind enough to leave me one word, the only word I’ve been able to utter in response to any question about any situation.

It’s “excited!!!”

If you’ve talked to me recently, you know that this is true, especially … Continue reading

Overcome the Lie : Living on the right side of half-truth

Overcome the Lie : Living on the right side of half-truth

Logo2I am so excited to be part of the Overcome the Lie blog tour this month! Overcome the Lie exists to empower a generation of women to overcome the lie because Jesus overcame the grave. What lie? The lie that you aren’t good enough, beautiful enough, valuable enough. As they say in their About page, “We know that when it comes to you, all those things are lies and they have no power. And we believe you can overcome them because Jesus overcame and He lives and breathes in you.” 

Want to connect with Overcome the Lie? You can find Continue reading

The Rock Won’t Move

The Rock Won’t Move

I’ve had this song on repeat for days. I’m so thankful for it and the truth it contains!

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. // Hebrews 6:19

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. // John 10:10

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. // Matthew 7:25Continue reading

A Mighty Fortress

A Mighty Fortress

A mighty fortress

Yesterday was a brokenhearted day. Friends of our family lost their son and brother, a State Trooper with a wife and two little boys. The hymn “A Mighty Fortress” was on my heart for them yesterday morning and has been ever since. The lyrics are so powerful and so true. They feel especially poignant after a sad day like yesterday.


A mighty fortress is our God
A bulwark never failing
Our helper He amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe
His craft and pow’r are great
And armed with Continue reading

The Story, Part II

The Story, Part II

The Story Part II

Missed Part I? No sweat; it was awhile ago. You can find it here!

I have such exciting news that I’m not even going to bury the lead and wait another 1500 words to share it.

I was recently hired to be part of the team at CURE International near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (!!!). I’m going to be their new content coordinator, working with emails and newsletters and social media, among other things, in an effort to spread the word about this amazing organization that heals sick kids from the inside out (!!!).

This JOB. I still can’t believe it.… Continue reading

A few things

A few things

 

1. I can’t stop listening to Dara Maclean’s new CD Wanted. It’s going to be the soundtrack to my life for the next few months. (And that’s high praise, since usually my playlist at this time of year is exclusive to decking halls and roasting chestnuts and fa la la la la-ing from dawn til dusk.)

2. This apartment description wins all the things: “Unpredictably roomy 3 bed 3 story home with enclosed rear courtyard.” Thank you, Craigslist. I could not stop laughing for the rest of the night after finding it because I kept envisioning rooms appearing … Continue reading

Closer than they appear

Closer than they appear

Travel Season

My travel season adventures have officially come to a close. It was 8 weeks and just shy of 8,000 miles on the road, and I loved every minute! Lots of people have asked whether I’m glad it’s over or sad it’s over, and honestly, I’m neither. I soaked up every ounce of travel freedom, spending hours in a car that works (!) while playing Christmas music and talking with God and stopping every 5 miles to refuel on coffee. But I’m glad to be in one place today, not navigating multi-lane highways or standing behind a table in a gymnasium … Continue reading