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Small Beginnings

I recently heard Bob Goff quote Zechariah 4:10a on his Dream Big Podcast and it has been on my mind for weeks: “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin,” Zechariah 4:10a NLT This verse ties in beautifully with his Dream Big theme, but the more I reflect…

When Blessings Annoy

Annoyed by blessings?  Let me explain.  As I pulled one item after another out of the dryer I felt annoyed.  Laundry seems endless and futile at times.  I know I am washing, sorting, and folding just so I can repeat the process next week: 30 shirts 20 pairs of socks 7 pairs of pants 2 Leotards 16 pairs of…

Flipping the Script – Comparison

”Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt Comparison.  Sometimes it bolsters our ego, but more often than not it leaves us feeling deficient, disappointed, or discouraged.  Feeling like we just don’t measure up.  Especially in our Pinterest-worthy Social Media highlight-reel world. We’ve all been there.   We see a friend’s trendy new home or remodel and think, wow…

What a Year!

Happy New Year!  Here we are in 2022, a new year.  A blank page.  A fresh start.  There is something so exhilarating and exciting about a new beginning.  A new home.  A new city.  Infinite possibilities and  potential lay before us as we begin something new.  We chart our course as we decide what steps to take and what we create.   We decide who…

Practicing Gratitude

“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – NIV Thanksgiving is almost here, yet if we walk into a store there is almost no indication of this.  Instead, we are met with the consumerism of Christmas.  It makes sense. Yes, we buy and prep for a…

Posthumous Guest Post – Walt Miller

Mentors.  What a treasure it is to have someone willing to come alongside us.  Someone older, wiser, and willing to invest in the next generation.  I have been blessed to have had such people in my life, especially during difficult seasons. Two such mentors, Walt & Jane Miller, will always hold a very special place…

Five Loaves & Two Fish

One of the most well-known miracles of Jesus began with 5 small loaves and 2 small fish – the feeding of the 5,000 (John 6:1-15).  Although 5,000 only accounted for the men present, not women and children.  Scholars estimate the number fed was actually somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000.*  Yet it all began with 5 small loaves and…