Category: Defining Moments

The Trip that Changed Me

Nine years ago today I embarked on a journey that would completely change my life. I was a scared, excited, nervous 20 year old heading across the Atlantic toward Italy, a place…

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My Year with Postpartum Depression

I never expected this part of motherhood. In the months it took leading up to my sweet daughter’s birth, I imagined so many scenarios. I imagined what she would like, how her…

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Lessons for the New Year

As I mentioned in my previous post, 2015 had some pretty rough moments. I am prayerful that 2016 will be a hard year, too, so that I can continue to grow in…

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Choosing Hope in Charleston

This morning, I didn’t want my husband to go to work. I didn’t want him leaving the house, really, since there was still a murderer on the loose after a shooting spree…

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My Past Life

Nine years ago today, I was walking across a stage in full graduation regalia, unsure of what life had in store for me. There were a lot of dramatic things happening in…

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Letting God Restore

Job is one of those books of the Bible that I haven’t given the attention that it deserves. Last week, when wintry weather of doom was invading the majority of the southern…

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Adventures in Almost Stealing

These days, I’m really trying to keep track of the things that tempt me. Unless I know what kinds of things tend to creep toward the recesses of my heart, how can…

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[STOP] Riding Spiritual Coattails

I don’t know what your 2014 was like. For some, it was the hardest year of their life, with trials and sickness and loss and temptation. For others, it was the best…

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The Moment Matters

If you’re anything like me, then sometimes you’re guilty of not liking people or not getting along with people because of something they did to you or the way they came across to…

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Have You Titus Two’d Lately?

I love the Titus 2 principle! the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—that they admonish the young women…

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