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The Fuel or The Fight

Nora Beth woke up from her nap yesterday with a case of croup. She went through the evening, night and most of today in great spirits, totally defying her barking cough and fever. She was exceptionally snuggly, which isn’t her norm, and at one point reached up, touched my mouth and whispered, “Mommy. Your lips… Continue reading The Fuel or The Fight

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The Space Between Miracles

On January 5, 2017, we joyously welcomed Annablair Emory Arey into our hearts, arms and lives.  Undoubtedly this beautiful girl is a miracle. I love the Psalmist who describes the Lord knitting her form together inside of me. I just picture these supernatural knitting needles carefully and gently lifting and weaving each divinely-breathed thread and… Continue reading The Space Between Miracles

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To Be Counted

“In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.” – Luke 2:1-3 They’re the opening lines of Luke’s account of Christ’s birth, and while I typically… Continue reading To Be Counted

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Women’s Ministry: We Deserve Better

This morning as I was blowdrying my hair and rushing to get myself made up, dressed and out the door to vote before settling in for work, my busy toddler kept interrupting me… wanting me to hold her, asking for “quiet time on the couch wif Mommy,” wanting to get in the new baby’s Rock ‘N… Continue reading Women’s Ministry: We Deserve Better

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Where the Pain Goes

October 15th marked pregnancy and infant loss awareness day. It’s a day that has always played around my periphery as we walked through infertility, but I never expected to commemorate it in my own heart like I did this year. I constantly wrestle with how much to talk about the loss of that baby… it’s fresh… Continue reading Where the Pain Goes

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When There Is No Ram

I’ve always been perplexed by the story of Abraham and Isaac in the Old Testament. In case you aren’t familiar and don’t feel like perusing the depths of Genesis, here’s the Cliff Notes version: God commands Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac as a burnt offering back to the Lord. Honestly, I’ve always been a little… Continue reading When There Is No Ram