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Joyful In All Circumstances

Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joyfulness and gladness of heart, because of the abundance of all things, therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and lacking everything. And he will put a yoke of iron on your neck … Continue reading

Pleasant Places

The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. Ps. 16:5-6 When I graduated from high school I had to submit a “life verse” for the ceremony. I chose Psalm 16:5-6. I was thinking back to … Continue reading

So Grateful!

If you haven’t figured this out, I’m a bit of a country girl. All right, very much a country girl. Actually, yeah, a redneck at heart. So, it’s no surprise really, that my favorite all time singer (in any genre) is Josh Turner. One of my dreams, if you will, has been to to see … Continue reading

My Father’s Care

Whatever my God ordains is right, Here shall my stand be taken; Though sorrow, or need, or death be mine, Yet I am not forsaken, My Father’s care circles me there, He holds me that I shall not fall, And so to Him I leave it all. ~Samuel Rodigast

Why Community?

It’s so easy to get caught up in the business of of life and let church life and accountability (i.e. community) get lost in the shuffle. Why is community a priority? Why should I prioritize it? Really, come on now, what’s the big deal? Isn’t going to church on Sunday mornings enough? Simply put, community … Continue reading

What I’m Up To…

It’s been a long time since I’ve done an update…way too long! In my defense, I have been a bit busy at work and coordinating weddings in my down time. :D What did my summer look like? I coordinated two weddings (one in Philly!) for dear friends, helped administrate my church’s youth retreat (500+ people), … Continue reading


The day has finally come. In 30 minutes the 10:31 Admin Team (some of my favorite people) will drive to North Bay Retreat Center for the Worthy11 Youth Retreat! I am SO excited!!! The retreat begins this evening and will conclude on Monday morning. A couple of prayer requests: That God would move mightily this … Continue reading

Be Still My Soul

We sang this song on Sunday. Wow! It was so encouraging… Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change, He faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend Through thorny … Continue reading

Are You Immature?

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of … Continue reading

Ski Trip

The 10:31 ministry (parent/youth group at my church) went on a ski trip. I administrated the event, a Friday/Saturday overnight trip. And I was even able to ski on Saturday afternoon. It was so much fun and I’m SO grateful to the admin team for all their help! Friday night skiing Pizza with the Admin … Continue reading

New Year’s Plan

I don’t like New Year’s Resolutions. They never seem to happen and then I feel guilty when they don’t. Either that or I legalistically go about my year trying to accomplish all that I said I would. Grace rarely enters into my new year’s resolutions. So, this year, I’ve decided to layout a plan. By … Continue reading

I Want To Be Like Reepicheep

I went to see The Voyage of the Dawn Treader last night. I had a lot of fun with the staff of my church. We had the theatre to ourselves, it was a great night! So grateful for those folks. This isn’t a critique of the movie. I’d like to watch it again before passing … Continue reading


I was sitting at my local Starbucks, knocking out some serious work while jamming to some country music. As I looked up from my laptop I was struck by just how many people where sitting around the store. Like me, most were staring at a laptop with ear buds in their ears. They were in … Continue reading