Learning to Be Weak

I have been learning the same lesson over and over the past several months––actually closer to two years at least. The lesson is this: I am weak. It comes in waves. The depression, cynicism, and confusion do give way to happiness, laughter, and moments of intense clarity. But then another round comes. At times I’ve felt […]

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Division in America

I’ve been thinking a lot about America these days. There is a long history of hatred and injustice that has gotten passed down over generations. We can’t just judge and analyze events in isolation.

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Going Deeper: What Happens When I Worship

Sometimes to go farther, you have to go back. Just for a moment. You have to go back to that place of greatest fear, that space of rawest vulnerability, that area of deep disappointment. You have to re-enter that place for just a moment in order to overcome it. That’s what often happens to me […]

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More Than Good Enough: Overcoming the Pressure to Perform

There was a time when practicing the piano was a part of my daily life. Actually that “time” was quite long, it spanned most of my life. I forget that sometimes in my life now. But when I randomly decide to sit down at my keyboard and play some Chopin, it all comes rushing back. […]

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Cambodia: Tears of Love

I had an amazing time doing missions in Cambodia last week. Going into the trip I was excited to release joy, freedom, and healing to the people of Cambodia, but as I reflect back on all God did through my team, I realize that the most powerful thing we brought to Cambodia was our love. […]

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My 2012

I can’t remember the last time I greeted a new year with so much clarity and purpose! I find myself bursting with plans and hopes for 2013! It’s going to be an awesome year! But before diving straight into this year, I want to take a moment to reflect on 2012. Last year was kind […]

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Done with Performing

Last weekend at my church’s Praise Team Retreat, I performed a song I wrote. It was the first time I’ve ever performed an original song for a group of people, and I was pretty nervous. I expected that. What I didn’t expect was getting so choked up with emotion that I could barely croak out […]

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Destined for Motherhood

Called to be a Mother. It started as a joke. A few months ago, while getting on a friend’s case about something he needed to get done, I apologized for “being such a mom,” which he immediately ran with. Comments like, “Yeah, stop being such a mom!” and “Thanks, MOM,” began to litter my Facebook […]

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