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fleeting beauty

Clay and I went to the farmer’s market after church on Sunday. I really wanted to get two bunches of these beautiful black and white flowers. But in keeping with our budget, I opted...

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spaghetti squash goat yogurt pumpkin bowl

ever wonder what to do with all that leftover spaghetti squash from dinner? turn it into a delicious, filling, lo-cal breakfast! spaghetti squash goat yogurt pumpkin bowl ingredients: • 1 cup roasted spaghetti squash...

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carry you

“…He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart…” – Isaiah 40:11 This snapshot. An image from our first full day in Embo. I can’t begin to describe the...

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sweet potato “chips”

sweet potato “chips” My husband and I love Trader Joe’s sweet potato chips. We’ve actually been known to buy 7 bags at a time (shameless.) And while these sweet potato chips aren’t actual chips...

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this is Embo.

Post #1. South Africa adventures. A recounting of my first mission trip: I hear a rustling. The lights flick on. “Good morning, girls.” I hear sweet Suzy say. I lazily stir and stretch on the...

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love never fails

“There’s no denying beauty makes a sound.” – Needtobreathe, Testify My sweet husband sang me a song by Brandon Heath called Love Never Fails at our wedding. That moment was so powerful and meaningful...

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our wedding preview.

“I have found the one whom my soul loves.” – Song of Solomon 4:3 Three months ago today I married my best friend. And just a few days ago we received our wedding video. If...

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pick a number.

As I wrote in my previous post, I will go on my very first mission trip exactly three weeks from tomorrow – to “the ends of the earth”… to South Africa! In Acts 1:8...

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pine cones and promises

I found this pine cone on a morning walk down to the beach. At first glance it looked perfect. It seemed to have fallen from the tree above, unaffected, undamaged. But when I walked...

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I will go.

Last summer I created a film called Riva. In the film my character, Riva, is homeless. She is wandering, lost, and in great pain. Her hands won’t stop bleeding. She wears gloves to cover them....