Encouragement

Remembering to Restore

Remembering to Restore

The last few weeks I've been doing a lot of thinking on the topic of remembering.  I've started preparing for the Restore Retreat coming up February 2022, and I've been writing a workbook to accompany the book I am releasing in January, Restore: Remembering Life's...

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If You’re In the Middle of Managing Disappointment

If You’re In the Middle of Managing Disappointment

Several of my people have experienced hard things, really disappointing things this week. Just when we all thought we were almost out of the woods with COVID, cases started to rise and masks started to go back on.  Once again, life can come to a screeching halt and...

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Dear You Who Needs to Restore

Dear You Who Needs to Restore

Life doesn't always go the way we plan, does it? Or should I say, life never seems to go the way we plan it. You could have made plans to restore this summer - to go on a vacation with your family or a fun getaway weekend with friends.  To read certain books or to...

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When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan

When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan

I had a plan. My plan looked something like this: I was going to send all four of my girls to camp the exact same week so that I could be at home by myself for one whole week. I've been looking forward to this plan for months. I've been dreaming about it in my really...

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How to Restore: Rest

How to Restore: Rest

As funny as it sounds, to have a restorative summer requires some work. It requires me to take a few moments to think through what gives me rest, and what doesn't. I've learned the hard way that true rest isn't just about abandoning routine, it's about embracing a new...

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How to Restore: Solitude

The start of each summer feels like an invitation to me to restore – an invitation to come and rest so that I can have enough in my tank to last through the remainder of the year. But I’ve learned that rest isn’t just about sleeping in or going on vacation.  It...

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Thankful for Freedom

Thankful for Freedom

If you live long enough, you realize freedom is never free. It's something we pause to remember as a nation on Memorial Day. We remember the many men and women who have laid down their lives so that we, our family, our neighbors, our friends, our nation, can be free,...

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When You Need Encouragement as a Mom

When You Need Encouragement as a Mom

Several weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on unique ability. (Click HERE to read the post.) To recap the post, the definition of your unique ability is this: Your unique ability can be defined as the thing that nobody else can do but you. It's the thing that God created...

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