Yearly Archives: 2016

You Are Worthy of God Breathing Into You
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You Are Worthy of God Breathing Into You

Our description of God comes in a variety of adjectives. We need a variety of adjectives for any attempt to use words to wrap around God who is bigger than words. God is our rock. God is our strength. Emmanuel, God is with us. God is our refuge. God is our place of safety. I […]

Merry Christmas from Bravester and a Message of Hope in Raw Pain
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Merry Christmas from Bravester and a Message of Hope in Raw Pain

This is our hope for you.  Even as we live broken-heartedly. (Please also read: When Broken-Hearted Love Becomes Beautiful) You may be wondering where Missionary Momma has been since she’s been home on furlough–meaning she’s actually been in time zones we recognize.  Just a little over a month ago her daddy became seriously ill, after […]

Loneliness Soup Served at Christmas
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Loneliness Soup Served at Christmas

Tis the season, huh? My girl posted this on Facebook back on November 20 making this declaration: The holiday season is blanketed as a time of joy and thankfulness. But as some of us deal with brokenness in our families, like me for example, holidays can be an anxiety-provoking time of year. This season, though, […]

Tis the Season to be in Vulnerability
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Tis the Season to be in Vulnerability

Recently I had to put myself in a vulnerable position with a person I know who doesn’t like me. I still had to expose myself to the vulnerability. There was a much bigger picture involved. The bigger picture was well worth it. It was hard. I got battered. I survived. Not unscathed, but I survived. […]

Merry Christmas to the Lonely
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Merry Christmas to the Lonely

This is a blog about brave dating. One could assume that everyone who is reading it is brave and has a full life of dating and friendships. That would be nice if everyone was that way. But a real truth that is screaming at you right now is you are lonely. You are not alone […]

When Broken-Hearted Love Becomes Beautiful
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When Broken-Hearted Love Becomes Beautiful

Ponder these beautiful and challenging words from Ann Voskamp’s The Broken Way. (I’m more than half way through the book!) This is what I know right then: the world is broken-hearted and full of suffering, and if you listen to what life needs instead of what you need from it, you could fill the brokenness […]

Brokeness is the Door to Our Father’s Heart
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Brokeness is the Door to Our Father’s Heart

The very thing we are afraid of, our brokenness, is the door to our Father’s heart. –Paul Miller That is the opening line in the first chapter of Ann Voskamp’s new book, The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life. Doesn’t this book sound like me?! I am pondering every bit of it. […]

An Idea to See Into One’s Past
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An Idea to See Into One’s Past

Just an idea. I have never put this idea into practice yet. I’m not even sure of the practics of how to do this idea yet. But I thought it was worthy to pass on and I do plan on adding this to my coaching opportunities. There is something here. Again, I’ve got to give […]

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