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A Giving up…

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season. Growing up, we didn’t practice Ash Wednesday, Lent, or Maude Thursday.  We leaned more of our emphasis towards Easter and the power of The Resurrection. As a young girl, I was more interested in the idea of new white sandals and a beautiful dress for the occasion.  … Continue reading

When Giving Up is Our Best Option

Today is the beginning of Lent, a giving up, a setting aside of things for a time of seeking God more. For 40 days, we set aside temporary desires. I didn’t grow up in the tradition of Lent but I have grown to love this discipline of losing to gain. I’m not losing to manipulate … Continue reading

Tired of Giving Up Yet?

We have not yet reached the halfway mark of the Giving Up, yet I have the selfish inclination of wanting to give up! Are we done with this yet…this giving up? How easily I slip back into desiring my own small wants…wanting my own appetites whetted. I question: “Does this really count for anything…this giving … Continue reading

How Are You Showing Up?

How Are You Showing Up?

Hey friends, Some days are just exhausting, right? This last year has been turned upside down and inside out. We have had this collective exhaustion of things being thrown at us. I picture it being some what like an automatic ball server. At first I could catch the ball being thrown my way. I tossed … Continue reading

Giving Ourselves Some Grace

Giving Ourselves Some Grace

As some of you may remember, in January I set up a goal for myself of writing 2 blog posts a week, publishing on Monday and Wednesday. I even let you know you could call me out if a blog post didn’t land in your inbox on those days. I was doing pretty good with … Continue reading

Giving Jesus to Kids Today #GivingTuesday

The door swings open and in they come. One by one they hang up their coats and take off their boots. ‘T’ pops over…”Ms. Rachel, look at my kitty I brought in today!” “L” joins in… “I brought popcorn to share!!!” Giving them a sweet hug, I add in…”That’s so great!  I’m so glad you’re … Continue reading