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When Your Story is Not “The Norm”

From a young age, my story has not been “normal.” I am one of six children, and most people thought that was weird. As an adult, I was single well into my 30s. Then I married a man who is... Continue Reading →

He Restores My Soul

  He restores my soul.  ~ Psalm 23 This is one of my favorite phrases in the entire Bible. So comforting! So reassuring! So peaceful! Soul restoration is like a summer rain shower passing through, making everything vibrant with life. It’s... Continue Reading →

Beauty is Pain

  So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,... Continue Reading →

Hallelujahs in Broken Places

Steven Curtis Chapman recently released his first-ever worship music album. I've been a fan of his since I was in high school, but in more recent years as I stopped listening to a lot of the newer Christian music, he... Continue Reading →

Hope, In Community

  I recently had a conversation with a friend where we realized that, instead of feeding each other’s fears, we could be Hope Advocates for each other. I don’t always know how to do that, but I’ve had some lovely... Continue Reading →

Acquiring Hope

I live in a privileged world.  In my social circles, people are generally beautiful, highly educated, financially sound, physically healthy, and very well-connected.  We have the ability to get most material items we want (homes, cars, expensive kitchen appliances…or whatever…),... Continue Reading →

He Loves Me!

But now this is what the LORD says, He who created you, o Jacob, He who formed you, o Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine.” ~ Isaiah 43:1 Standing... Continue Reading →

Hope in the Midst of Longing

Hope is such a strange thing.  Theoretically, I think of hope as being life-giving, but what it more often feels like is a current agony of waiting.  I can tell you right now that you’ll be seeing frequent thoughts along the themes of... Continue Reading →

Lenten Grace

Sunday afternoon, about an hour before sunset, I woke up from my Sunday afternoon nap and decided to bag the leaves in my front yard.  You may be thinking, "Becca, it's spring! Why are you bagging leaves?"  Well the fact... Continue Reading →

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