My Word for 2014: Allure

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A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to preach a short 10-minute sermon at Sanctuary House of Prayer on my favorite scripture passage. At first, my instinct was to go to the book of Song of Songs, as it has always been dear to my heart. But then I considered the book of Hosea, which is also a favorite of mine and I thought of a particular verse that has spoken to my heart many times over. As {Read More}

True and Faithful

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Revelation 21:3-5 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” 5 Then He who sat on the {Read More}

My Weekend Retreat – Part 1

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As you may know, I went on a weekend retreat to get away with Jesus, just me and Him, and let me tell you – it was WONDERFUL!!! It may sound silly, but one of the things that actually ministered to my heart the most, was all the attention to detail that my hostess, Joy, put into every room, every fabric choice, every decoration, every painting, every meal, every choice of dinnerware and napkins – everything! It felt like she {Read More}

Confidence in Love

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A couple of days ago, I was reading in John 11 about the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead. The one phrase that really captured my attention, though, was when the sisters sent a message to Jesus, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.” I was struck by their confidence in the love that Jesus had for their brother, and I’m sure for themselves as well, that this is how they would identify him. I just {Read More}

She Has Done What She Could

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“Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me…She has done what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial. Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.” Mark 14:6, 8-9 Most often, the story of Mary anointing Jesus with perfume is told in the perspective of the disciples, {Read More}

Rise Up

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As a young girl, I remember standing next to my mom in worship services at our church, listening to her sing. I hated singing, because I felt like I could never reach the notes of the melody and didn’t like the sound of my own voice. With my limited range, I would strain to hear my mom’s harmonies and try to follow along with her. As I grew up and learned to play piano, I began to discover how to {Read More}

My Story

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My husband recently shared his story on his new blog, in which he shared some exciting news regarding his work and ministry! I encourage you to go read it, but I also wanted to share the same story from my vantage point. From a young age, Jesus captivated my heart with His love and I found myself identifying with Mary of Bethany, who simply desired to sit at the feet of Jesus, gaze at His face and listen to Him {Read More}

Family Photo Shoot

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A couple months ago we had new family photos taken by our friend Kristen Nicole and I LOVE how they turned out! She did a great job and it is my pleasure to share a few of my favorites with you.

Disciplining My Priests in Training

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Photo credit: Kristen Nicole One night we were hosting a regular weekly prayer meeting in our home and my husband was downstairs in our basement leading worship while I had the challenging task of putting my three young children to bed. As I mentioned in my first post in this series on Priests in Training, one of my greatest desires is to teach my children about their calling to be priests of God who minister to Him through prayer and {Read More}

Maternity Photo Shoot

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Thank you so much to my lovely friend Steph who took these maternity photos for us and to my parents for hosting it in their beautiful home. **Note: In case you were wondering, yes – I did airbrush my stomach – it is no where near that perfect in real life! **