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Dear Women of America

I couldn’t stand with you this weekend, and yet I am one of you. It isn’t because I don’t believe in women’s rights and equality. I do. I believe God created men and women with equal value and different roles. I do not think that inhibits you from doing things independently or charging your own trail. I’m 28 and single …

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Is It Enough?

It’s been a busy season. Like crawl in bed at 8pm a couple of nights recently kind of crazy. Work, personal life, and writing all seemed to hit at one time. The night before I was to leave for a Labor Day retreat with 1000 young adults from Dallas/Fort Worth, I got bad news. I texted my community group upset …

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Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light

In 1951, Dylan Thomas penned a rather depressing poem called “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” capturing the empathy he felt for his dying father on his death bed. The poem addresses different types of individuals and essentially mourns the spent time while challenging them to fight for just a little more. It is postmodernism at its best. …

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Failure Builds Fighters

Failure can either defeat us or make us fight harder. My parents thought it was weird that I kept every grad school rejection letter. They watched me mourn over every no until the last few when I started asking “now what?” While some might see this as self-deprecation, I saw it as powerful motivation. As discouraged as I felt at …

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The Bravery to Try

Every Friday, I link up with a fun group of writers over at Lisa-Jo’s. We spill our hearts on the page (screen) for the love of the craft and because even virtual community untied by a love of language and purpose matters. Today’s word… WRITE It’s ironic to me that on a week where I wanted to take a break …

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Shaken in Haiti

We are just two short weeks away from the launch of Shaken, and I can’t wait to share this story with you. As I’ve thought and prayed over the book, I began to realize that every person has an earthquake moment, sometimes multiple moments, where God shakes them and redirects them to something better. The physical earthquake didn’t just shake …

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One Word 2014 – Embrace

This year, I vow to fight fear with faith, to love fiercely, live passionately, work diligently, and create with abandon. I vow to embrace change with a full heart, knowing my Father is constant. I vow to live a life worthy of the calling given to me in Christ, to seek help over my own independence, choose prayer over my …

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Erasing Your Excuses

In high school, my band director erased “can’t” from my vocabulary. We were a championship band, first in the state for 4A high schools. He delighted in giving us the most challenging routines and music while watching us rise to the occasion and tolerated nothing less than our absolute best, knowing that our greatest potential often lay just below our …

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