Embracing Solitude

Embracing Solitude

I have never been alone for five days, ever. Solitude? What’s that? Three kids and two parents shared the space in my childhood home. I commuted to college. At 21, I married and moved from my parents’ home to live with my husband and daughter, our own little family. Two more children rounded us out…

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Poetry: Four Rivers

POETRY: Four Rivers

This poem sums up my experience at St. Davids Writers’ Conference. It was my first journey of such a distance alone, as well as the first time I was in a place by myself for 5 days. I wasn’t by myself for long though. Beautiful people greeted me there and made me one of their…

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Power in the Blood

Second Sunday Song: Power in the Blood

SONG: I’m from New Jersey and I love bluegrass. Weird right? There’s something about the upbeat combination of fiddles and tight harmonies that makes my soul soar. Shane and Shane’s Power in the Blood conveys a toe-tappingly wonderful message; there’s power in the blood of Jesus. This version is a nod to the Kentucky-born style of…

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An Open Letter to Maddi Runkles, Teen Mom

Maddi Runkles, teen-mom-to-be, recently made national news when she was banned by her Christian high school, Heritage Academy, from walking in her graduation ceremony. Why? Because she’s pregnant and chose to keep her baby. You can read her very own account of this from the Orlando Sentinel HERE. Maddi Runkles and her story have touched me…

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6 Strategies for Parenting with Eternity in Mind

6 Strategies for Parenting with Eternity in Mind

Christian parenting is a counter-cultural effort with eternal implications. The way we shape the lens through which our children see the world will affect them for a lifetime and for eternity. With that in mind, we must be diligent and focused in our approach to raising our children. We live in a culture obsessed with…

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