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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…

Perseverance

A few weeks ago I likened this current pandemic season to signing up to run a 5k race, only to realize we had actually entered a marathon. Click on the video above to listen as I elaborate upon this analogy and what it takes to complete any race – perseverance. Perseverance is a process that…

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…

Chasing Joy

This year I have been chasing joy both literally and figuratively by making time for what I enjoy and love – running.  Running is purely “me time.”  Solitude.  A time I can clear my mind, think, pray, listen to music, or a podcast.     I quickly fall into the cadence of my breath and steps.…

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…

So Now What?

So what Now? We have had a unique opportunity in the past few weeks to glimpse at what our lives could be like with different rhythms. Our normal routines were thrown out and we have had to adapt to new routines. New rhythms. Now as businesses reopen and activities resume how are we going to…

Serving Others

Proverbs 31:25 describes a woman who is: “…clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future (NLT).” In these uncertain times, how can we be people who laugh without fear of the future? In this sixth of six installment series, hear Hillary explain the sixth actionable step to becoming a woman…

Claim God’s Promises

Proverbs 31:25 describes a woman who is: “…clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future (NLT).” In these uncertain times, how can we be people who laugh without fear of the future? In this fifth of six installment series, hear Hillary explain the fifth actionable step to becoming a woman…