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My Story is Beautiful

Finding Reconciliation and Hope in Jesus

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When I was trying to decide what story I would like to share about my life, I guess I was a little lost.

I’m actually quite fearful of writing because I don’t know if people will (honestly) care about what I have to say. Then I realized that this was a lie I didn’t have to believe. So I didn’t. I’m writing today because I know that my story matters, that people care, and that I have the ability to impact someone just by sharing. So here I go.

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My Story is Beautiful

When Grace Isn’t Second Nature

One of my favorite books, East of Eden, centers on an idea from the fourth chapter of Genesis, supposing we get to choose to conquer over sin. We get to choose to repeat [or not repeat] our in-born tendencies, often the…

My Story is Beautiful

You Are Beautiful

Last October, my husband wrote me a letter in the midst of a larger argument. The letter was one of the most difficult things to read but it was also one of the most loving. I share it here…

My Story is Beautiful

My Search for My Identity

I first wrote for “My Story is Beautiful” for Allison a year ago. After I wrote it, life went on and I forgot about the story. Recently I went back and reread those words that I wrote from what seemed…

My Story is Beautiful

We Are Created for Relationships

I’m introverted by nature which for some reason is always shocking to people. I have to push myself outside my comfort zone and fears on a daily basis and against what’s most comfortable. Ever since childhood I’ve been a homebody preferring…

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Step Out Into Unknown Territory

I’ve always been a goal-oriented person. From the moment I graduated high school, I had a checklist of items that I was ready and eager to complete. Some of the things I wanted to accomplish included graduating with a master’s degree,…

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30 Going On 13

So I turned 30 on November 26, 2015…yes on Thanksgiving Day, and I keep thinking about that incredible movie that all girls of my era have seen. You know the one with Jennifer Garner, “13 Going on 30.” Except…

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GET OUT OF THE BOAT

Perhaps like me, you grew up going to a Christian school and heard Biblical stories told and retold most of your life. Perhaps also like me, you’ve become numb to their real-life application to your present day life. That…

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The Undoing of Myself

It was the darkened summer of 2011 and my life was a wreck. It was the summer after my freshman year of college, I was driving a combine for 12 hours a day, and most of that time was spent…

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