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Sometimes I wonder how I can go from being in such great place with God — feeling peaceful, patient, and kind – and all of a sudden something happens that sends me into an […]


My friend lies broken in a hospital bed across oceans and continents set adrift by her loss. I’ve sent prayers into the heavens on days when the clouds hover, petitioning […]

You were made to sparkle // sarah mae //

Every time I see my friend Karen, I cry. (She also makes my husband cry.) There is something about entering into the vulnerable places of your heart with another person […]


This journey of faith? It isn’t meant to be a solo trip. I didn’t get that at first. I was too excited about my salvation, my Jesus, my new life in […]


The big, green album. It gets me every time. I was dusting the other day and had to take a minute to sit down to look through our wedding album. […]

Amber Haines //

If your imagination can hold water at all, then I’m sure you can picture me well — this mama with four rowdy boys. I have tired eyes, but I’m smiling. […]


As I pulled into the parking space, I noticed my husband tilting his head toward the window. I knew what he was doing. He was looking at my parking job — […]

Sarah Markley/

“What joy for those whose strength comes from the Lord, who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When they walk through the Valley of Weeping it will become […]