Dare Greatly

Brené Brown gave a viral Ted Talk on vulnerability (watch it here), but the closing statement of her second Ted Talk hit me square in the gut and has stayed there for the past week (watch it here). She says,  “And we just want, for ourselves and the people we care about and the people we work with, to dare greatly.” To Dare Greatly. What a…

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Locks, Apples, & Abilene // John 15:5

Can we just lock time for a moment?  Our lunch conversation at work today centered around the battle between maintaining contentment in our circumstances while also desperately seeking to know God more & more. As we discussed the book we’ve been reading all summer long, this quote jumped off the page: “When will we learn the lesson of Christ not to be satisfied with merely…

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Do It Afraid // Summer Camp in GA

I rarely went to summer camp as a kid. Camp week always managed to fall either during family vacation, an occasional hospital trip, or during band rehearsals. I wasn’t big on roughing it in the great outdoors either; I’d rather go to the pool or the library instead of the woods. I’ll take a milkshake over mosquitoes any day. This summer, however, I’ve spent several…

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Packaging // The Potential in People

I should have known what was coming when he scrunched up his nose and the tomato sauce smeared across his cheeks crinkled under his squinted eyes. “Your face looks weird.” Yes, I understand that he’s four, but the words still stung like a slap across the face. What hurt worse was the way the parent beside him shushed him, awkwardly chuckled to fill the silence,…

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The Golden Gate Bridge // Have Faith in the Fog

  For four months I had anticipated this very moment. All of our planning and preparation for our trip to San Francisco revolved around seeing the Golden Gate Bridge. After all, who wouldn’t want a gorgeous photo of this famous landmark for their Instagram?  Eagerly, we boarded our bus tour, excited to finally see the site we had dreamed of for so long. After 20…

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Washington DC // Museum of the Bible

Today I’m thankful for a college pastor who can parallel park a bus, a group of friends who love ministry, and for a university located a mere three hours away from Washington DC. Last Saturday a group of leaders and coaches from my church’s college ministry boarded a bus to drive to the Museum of the Bible. We ate Chick-fil-a for breakfast, stopped at Wegmans…

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