Give Your Gifts

I woke up this morning at 4:00 am to a bubbly seven year old, bursting at the seams with excitement, ready to open his gifts. I usually look forward to the joy on his face when he rips open a package and sees something he's been wishing for all year. The thank yous and hugs …

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The Birthing Process

I can still vividly remember the experience of being pregnant with my son. I was young, single and un-saved and my situation was less than ideal but I was excited, nonetheless. At about six weeks in, however, the sickness started to set in  - terribly. I couldn't eat anything for the first three months. My …

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The Power in Surrender

  I can do all things. I truly believe that. Give me a problem, I can solve it. Give me a challenge, I overcome it. Whatever you need, I can get it done, maybe not right away - but best believe I will find a way. And you will be impressed. I pride myself on that, …

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Seasons Change

I've been trying to understand where my fairly recent obsession with landscape photography came from. I grew up in the country in a small town right by the ocean. I spent my childhood playing in the bushes, making mud pies and climbing trees. Most of my mornings were spent by the ocean, with my grandmother, watching …

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Fear of the Light

Some days I realize I am afraid of my own greatness. It may seem paradoxical- considering the path I am on- but it is true. Sometimes the thought that I can actually become everything that I set out to be is frightening. And I know that if I am not careful or honest with myself, …

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Pressure Builds Diamonds: Behind the Name – Identity and Purpose

I consider myself "borderline" feminist. (I believe in gender roles and the biblical order of Christ - Husband - Wife - Children, so that probably disqualifies me as a full fledged feminist.) I love women. I feel called to women... to love, to support and minister to them. I believe in sisterhood, equality, girl power …

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‘The Vision Will Pull You Forward’

I love Morgan Freeman- both the on screen persona and the person he is behind the roles. Not that I know him personally, but his story- that is, his struggle to make it as an actor before the fame- resonates with me on a personal level. About a year and a half ago I was …

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