Purpose, Perspective, and Perseverance Through the Pain: My Husband’s Neck Surgery Story

“You must be in so much pain,” the orthopedic surgeon said to my husband, Mark, after looking at his MRI. For eight weeks, Mark had been suffering from a herniated disc in his neck. Because the disc was pressing on a …[ read more ]

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How Our Good, Good Father Guides

On my way to the library last month, I was praying about what song to sing for my next church solo when God surprised me with His immediate answer (Tweet that!). I’d been scheduled to sing on Father’s Day, so I’d considered “How …[ read more ]

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Open Doors

“There is a wide-open door for a great work here…” (1 Corinthians 16:9). I grew up in Maryland in a close, extended family with our own “compound” and big holidays and Sunday dinners. After graduating from college, however, God led …[ read more ]

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Everything You Want & Nothing You Expected

When I was in college, an engaged friend told me “the one” would be “everything you want and nothing you expected. I longed for the kind of God-scripted love story she had and devoured books like Passion and Purity by …[ read more ]

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In a Bit of Trouble

The other day, I was working in our home office when my two-year-old daughter came in, sat on my lap, and started coloring in my composition book with my pens and highlighters. “I’m helping you because I love you,” she …[ read more ]

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