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Journaling with Jesus

Journaling with Jesus

It was 2017 and I nervously swung open the door to the Adventures in Missions office. Slowly, I walked down the steps that led to the training room.  I received my nametag and supplies and found my seat.  Next thing I knew, I was drawing a picture with crayons in a...

Taking Back Fear, Part 2

Taking Back Fear, Part 2

Part 2… (read Part 1 here)   Immersed in the water, it was pitch black. The earplugs blocked all sound and I could hear only my beating heart. The salt water dripped into my eyes as I scratched my face. It burned uncontrollably and I reached for the fresh cloth....

Taking Back Fear

Taking Back Fear

He came across a Groupon that looked intriguing, so he purchased it. It was the oddest "date" I had ever experienced. I had no idea where I was going and had he told me, I probably wouldn't have gone!  I arrived at the float spa without an inkling of what a Sensory...

Abide: Choosing Peace Amid Chaos

Abide: Choosing Peace Amid Chaos

I found myself sitting alone in the Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano in southern California.  Walking in, I supposed I would explore for a moment and make my way to the next place. The grandeur of the building encompassed me and I felt small as I gazed at the...

The Beauty of Story

The Beauty of Story

Recently, I was on a plane ride that took me across the country.  I started a movie, in hopes the time would pass quickly.  I chose Aretha- the story of America's "Queen of Soul." I love a good story and it is even better when it's true!  I was fully immersed- feeling...

Breaking Anger: Identity and the Holy Pace of Life

Breaking Anger: Identity and the Holy Pace of Life

I wrote this article in June, 2020, while reminiscing on being a first time mom with a school age daughter. Little did I know, she would be getting married 2 years after writing this! Our school days were long. We both had a lot to learn! What an incredible journey it...

Living Life in Minutes – The Power of One

Living Life in Minutes – The Power of One

I first wrote this blog in March of 2017 as God had been doing some major renovations in my heart. I have continued to live life in minutes for 5 years now.  It has become a way of life.  Minutes make up hours, hours make up days, days make up months, and so on.  Deep...

When God Speaks, Pt. 2

When God Speaks, Pt. 2

I returned from my retreat with Jesus that November, and shared all God had poured into me while away. “But how? What do we do, Lord?” Crickets… We sat on it for a few months.   January, 2021: It was a new year and with it came hope. Even with this new...

When God Speaks, Part 1

When God Speaks, Part 1

In January, 2020 our family of 8 ventured to Costa Rica for what would become a beautiful piece of our story. Darin loves to surf and our son, Christian, has followed in his footsteps.  It had been a desire of Darin’s to take his family surfing and Witch’s Rock Surf...