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R & R – Part 3

As we continue to explore Jubilee we discuss – Rest. How do rest and faith go hand in hand? Practicing rest is intended to strengthen and deepen our faith. Oftentimes it is in the quiet moments when we eliminate distractions and quiet our minds God speaks most clearly (not audibly, but we will talk about…

R & R – Part 2

As we continue to explore Jubilee we discuss – Rest. What is rest and what does it look like in our daily life? Rest is anything that produces the three intended goals of rest – relaxing, refreshing or recovering. It’s intentional. I would argue it’s synonymous with self-care. We all need time to rest and…

R & R – Part 1

Normally R & R stands for “Rest and Recreation,” but listen as I talk about two other very important R’s – Rest and Release. Contemplating the topic of rest reminded me of the Old Testament practices of rest and release, more specifically Jubilee. Jubilee literally means “year of release.” Listen as I explain Jubilee and…

Pandemic Parenting

Come join me live tomorrow September 12th at 9 am Arizona Mountain Time for a virtual Women’s Conference, The Hard Things Conference (9 am Arizona Mountain Time (9 am PST, 10 am MDT, 11 am CDT, 12 pm EDT)! This conference will nourish and replenish all aspects of your life currently suffering by the pandemic.…

We Can Do Hard Things Conference

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 (NIV) Do you feel like you could use some encouragement these days? The We Can Do Hard Things Virtual Conference started on September 1st and is running through September 15th. I would love for you to joins me at this conference! This…

White-Knuckling It

Have you ever had a moment that spoke deeply to you?  It may be a simple moment.  While doing something yourself or observing something or someone else.  A teachable moment.  I had one such moment this morning. I went for an early morning bike ride with my boys.  My oldest son led us to some…

Wait, this is a Marathon!

2020 is shaping up to be a year full of the unexpected.  A pandemic.  Stay-at-home orders.  Violence.  Injustice.  Riots.  Closures.  Homeschooling.  Layoffs.  A forest Fire.  Just when we think the worst is behind us, something new arises. Call me naive or overly optimistic but – am I the only one who feels like life should…

Don’t Label Me

In this Vlog Hillary explains the power of labels. Yet 2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us if anyone is in Christ, we are a new creation. The Old is gone. The new has come. Amen and thank God for that truth! Watch as Hillary shares a story that reflects a label that was put upon her…