#PrayforOrlando

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I have been on short hiatus for travel, recovering from morning sickness, and celebrating my one year anniversary to my wonderful and loving husband. Every time I want to jump back on, I feel the

Pray For Our Youth

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This post is an invitation to pray for our youth.  Mine and yours. The ones on the streets are ours too. The ones with addictions running deep are ours too. My daughter and I had

How The Church Hurt Me and How God Brought Me Back

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Hi friends, I was asked by a fellow Compel writing hermana, Jessica Galán of Malleable, to write a guest post on racial divides, denominational factions, divided selves and learning how Christ can free us from

Hope Is Alive

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“Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here. He is Risen from the dead!” Luke 24:6-7 Sometimes, I doubt. I walk into tombs of hope and see none.

Don’t Let What’s Behind You Make You Miss What’s Ahead of You

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I get caught up in what’s behind me quite often.  How about you? This weekend, my little familia ventured off to Colorado Bend State Park.  We’re known for taking long road trips at the drop

Get Up, Pick Up Your Mat, and Go Home – A Poem

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I lean back on the greenish blue, moth-ball scented couch at grandma’s house. I’m all but consumed by the tiny beanie I knit out of fabulous silver sparkled yarn. The invitation from grandma and mom

Grace In Me – For My Daughter, Faith Michelle

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Do you have a hard time living in your own skin? My self-conscious identity became a skin I wore pretty regularly.  I replied, I’m sorry, a dozen times in conversation.  I felt sorry I was out

Let It Go – Moses Style

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“You gotta go through your Exodus.”  – Pastor Harvey Each time I read Exodus it drives me insane.  I can’t get through the first few chapters without thinking, “God, why don’t you just tell Pharaoh

Dear Emily, a poem

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For Titus, Wycliff and Lucy A Tribute from Our Running Team “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 Were we but a

Word for 2016: Whitespace

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I yearn for more time with God.  I complain about not having enough hours in a day, but I spend more time filling spaces on my calendar than I do sitting down to reflect on