a love to receive

I’ve never felt the weight of what Jesus did on the cross for me until today. It took two hip surgeries to get me here. It took this long for me to understand what selfless love really is. It took…

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a reason to rejoice

Tonight as I sang Christmas carols with hundreds of people, I had a moment. One of those moments where you can just feel His nearness. Sense His peace. Feel the warmth of His embrace. And even more…

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one step at a time

So often this is my prayer: “Make clear my next step.” Not my next five steps, ten steps, or next mile. “Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, ‘This is the way you should…

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hold tighter

I love Colorado for so many reasons, one of them being the weather. While some complain about the reality that in a matter of 24 hours we can go from sun, to rain, to hail, to snow, and back to sun,…

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our daily bread

Growing up with brothers, you learn a few lessons very quickly.  First, be ready to roll down the window at any moment during a car ride. Second, as soon as they become bigger than you, utilize your…

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a life of privilege

A friend said to me, “Once you see it, you can’t unsee it.” I didn’t know what she meant, until I knew what she meant. I can’t unsee it. And I had no idea. I had no idea that mistreatment of black…

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a chance for redemption

This past weekend I got to go to my spot. The spot where the world seems silent and all I can hear is His gentle voice. It’s been a place of refuge for me for so many years. I can think of countless…

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grace upon grace

Dear Maliyah, Before you, I lived in a box. A box where people who didn’t do the right thing didn’t fit. Those who struggled to be kind couldn’t be a part. And if they had a hard time making friends…

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the heart behind a prayer

I have learned that prayer has the power to change lives, but the heart behind a prayer matters even more. I prayed all growing up. It was modeled by so many people around me, and so it became a part…

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i will be imperfect

You can’t be everything and do everything. So don’t even try. From the outside, my life has always seemed perfect. I have always been the girl who did it all, and did it well. I got good grades and…

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