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Fill Your Cup

The other day, a friend of mine posted this on her Facebook: Remember to take care of yourself. You can't pour from an empty cup.  This is especially convicting for me because I have been very focused on my first word…

Keep Hoping Machine Running

Several years ago I wrote a tribute to Woody Guthrie on my blog and it was one of the least popular things I’ve ever written (ha!). I don’t care, I’m at it again, talking about Woody Guthrie. Today, it’s about…

Our Song

There's a wonderful full circle feeling when Stella requests I play "Your Song" in the car. "The loud version," she says, meaning the one sung by Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge, rather than the classic Elton John track. I love them…

My 30 Before 30 List

Well, it’s my birthday. I’m twenty six. I have four years left until I turn 30. Does anyone else over 21 forget their age? Feel dumb around new technology? Can’t figure out how Snapchat works? Find yourself preferring to replay music…

God is Working

God is working, even if it seems like he isn’t there. When you’re in the thick of struggles, it is hard to keep thinking positively. It’s hard to keep your eyes on God, to believe He wants the best for…