LIVE WITH COURAGE

Bayleaf Baptist Church, thank you for your amazing hospitality Friday night. You gals are awesome and the presence of God was so tangible among you. May God give us all a determined heart, just like Jesus. Hugs to all of you!
Bayleaf Baptist Church, thank you for your amazing hospitality Friday night. You gals are awesome and the presence of God was so tangible among you. May God give us all a determined heart, just like Jesus. Hugs to all of you!
Bayleaf Baptist Church, thank you for your amazing hospitality Friday night. You gals are awesome and the presence of God was so tangible among you. May God give us all a determined heart, just like Jesus. Hugs to all of you!
Bayleaf Baptist Church, thank you for your amazing hospitality Friday night. You gals are awesome and the presence of God was so tangible among you. May God give us all a determined heart, just like Jesus. Hugs to all of you!
Bayleaf Baptist Church, thank you for your amazing hospitality Friday night. You gals are awesome and the presence of God was so tangible among you. May God give us all a determined heart, just like Jesus. Hugs to all of you!
Bayleaf Baptist Church, thank you for your amazing hospitality Friday night. You gals are awesome and the presence of God was so tangible among you. May God give us all a determined heart, just like Jesus. Hugs to all of you!
Bayleaf Baptist Church, thank you for your amazing hospitality Friday night. You gals are awesome and the presence of God was so tangible among you. May God give us all a determined heart, just like Jesus. Hugs to all of you!

Bayleaf Baptist Church, thank you for your amazing hospitality Friday night. You gals are awesome and the presence of God was so tangible among you. May God give us all a determined heart, just like Jesus. Hugs to all of you!

2 weeks ago
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Unsure about what the future holds? Join me as we walk through Joshua with Ready: Finding the Courage to Face the Unknown. We start next week! More details at the "free Bible reading plans" link in my bio and here:

The phone call in the middle of the night. The diagnosis you don’t think you can face. The ministry you don’t think you are strong enough for. The unknown is always beckoning, threatening to paralyze and promising to keep us from the victorious Christian life that is rightfully ours.
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What if we could find the courage to readily face whatever falls upon our path? The answer may be easier than you think. It’s found in God’s call to get ready, to make preparations for His will, and to watch for His movement.
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This call is written all throughout the Bible, but the specific tools we need to do those things are found in the first five chapters of Joshua. They have been written for you, and so has this study.
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As we follow the Israelite journey across the Jordan River and into the Promised Land, we will learn how to prepare our hearts for the unknown in our futures.
Leaning on wisdom from Joshua, a man who was always at the ready, this six-week study of Joshua 1-5 will prepare you for:

the battle

the blessing

and the pressing onward toward our prize.

Together, we’ll find God’s plan for the woman who knows the battle is coming, but refuses to leave the front line. And you’ll find the courage to face the unknown.

Unsure about what the future holds? Join me as we walk through Joshua with Ready: Finding the Courage to Face the Unknown. We start next week! More details at the "free Bible reading plans" link in my bio and here:

The phone call in the middle of the night. The diagnosis you don’t think you can face. The ministry you don’t think you are strong enough for. The unknown is always beckoning, threatening to paralyze and promising to keep us from the victorious Christian life that is rightfully ours.
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What if we could find the courage to readily face whatever falls upon our path? The answer may be easier than you think. It’s found in God’s call to get ready, to make preparations for His will, and to watch for His movement.
.
This call is written all throughout the Bible, but the specific tools we need to do those things are found in the first five chapters of Joshua. They have been written for you, and so has this study.
.
As we follow the Israelite journey across the Jordan River and into the Promised Land, we will learn how to prepare our hearts for the unknown in our futures.
Leaning on wisdom from Joshua, a man who was always at the ready, this six-week study of Joshua 1-5 will prepare you for:

the battle

the blessing

and the pressing onward toward our prize.

Together, we’ll find God’s plan for the woman who knows the battle is coming, but refuses to leave the front line. And you’ll find the courage to face the unknown.

4 weeks ago
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I've always been a lover of hats 👒
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Also this is my fave pic of me and @tomdixoniv

I've always been a lover of hats 👒
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Also this is my fave pic of me and @tomdixoniv

4 weeks ago
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3/15
Because Monday. If I could take you to Disney World, what would we ride first?

Because Monday. If I could take you to Disney World, what would we ride first?

4 weeks ago
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4/15
Register NOW for this FREE Virtual Retreat starting TOMORROW, Sept 24-25!

The time in which we are living is unsettling. Disease, hostility, and loss seem to be everywhere. Many of us have felt our anxiety levels rise even as we try desperately to hold onto our trust in God.

We all need to be reminded that God sees, hears, knows, and loves us.

The KNOWN virtual event has been created as a way to invite God’s presence to rain down upon you. Together, we will hear words from Psalm 139 that invite us to connect to the powerful presence of God in our lives.

Registration is open now for this FREE event, click the link in my bio!

Register NOW for this FREE Virtual Retreat starting TOMORROW, Sept 24-25!

The time in which we are living is unsettling. Disease, hostility, and loss seem to be everywhere. Many of us have felt our anxiety levels rise even as we try desperately to hold onto our trust in God.

We all need to be reminded that God sees, hears, knows, and loves us.

The KNOWN virtual event has been created as a way to invite God’s presence to rain down upon you. Together, we will hear words from Psalm 139 that invite us to connect to the powerful presence of God in our lives.

Registration is open now for this FREE event, click the link in my bio!

1 month ago
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Even when it seems that the forces of darkness might overtake us, God still reigns. He is not asleep. He has not forgotten. His hope will shine through the darkness if we can just remember to look for it. The light of His redeeming love will always win; it will always beat the dark.
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From Renewed, my four-week Bible study on Ruth. Explore the study at the link in my bio 💜

Even when it seems that the forces of darkness might overtake us, God still reigns. He is not asleep. He has not forgotten. His hope will shine through the darkness if we can just remember to look for it. The light of His redeeming love will always win; it will always beat the dark.
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From Renewed, my four-week Bible study on Ruth. Explore the study at the link in my bio 💜

1 month ago
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6/15
Register NOW for this FREE Virtual Retreat!

The time in which we are living is unsettling. Disease, hostility, and loss seem to be everywhere. Many of us have felt our anxiety levels rise even as we try desperately to hold onto our trust in God.

We all need to be reminded that God sees, hears, knows, and loves us.

The KNOWN virtual event has been created as a way to invite God’s presence to rain down upon you. Together, we will hear words from Psalm 139 that invite us to connect to the powerful presence of God in our lives.

Registration is open now for this FREE event, check out the link in my bio!

Register NOW for this FREE Virtual Retreat!

The time in which we are living is unsettling. Disease, hostility, and loss seem to be everywhere. Many of us have felt our anxiety levels rise even as we try desperately to hold onto our trust in God.

We all need to be reminded that God sees, hears, knows, and loves us.

The KNOWN virtual event has been created as a way to invite God’s presence to rain down upon you. Together, we will hear words from Psalm 139 that invite us to connect to the powerful presence of God in our lives.

Registration is open now for this FREE event, check out the link in my bio!

1 month ago
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7/15
Happiest of birthdays to the man of my dreams! Thank you, @tomdixoniv , for loving me and Thomas like Jesus. We love you!

Happiest of birthdays to the man of my dreams! Thank you, @tomdixoniv , for loving me and Thomas like Jesus. We love you!

1 month ago
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8/15
"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
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Galatians 2:20
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📷 Notre Dame, Paris 2010

"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
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Galatians 2:20
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📷 Notre Dame, Paris 2010

1 month ago
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9/15
I was fresh out of college, up early and getting ready for a day of job searching. I walked past the TV on my way to the bathroom and stopped when I saw what was on the news. I immediately called my aunt, who raised me after my mother died, and she told me to get back in bed. Not to avoid the reality of it, but to process the shock of what was happening and mourn for our nation. So that's exactly what I did.

Where were you?

I was fresh out of college, up early and getting ready for a day of job searching. I walked past the TV on my way to the bathroom and stopped when I saw what was on the news. I immediately called my aunt, who raised me after my mother died, and she told me to get back in bed. Not to avoid the reality of it, but to process the shock of what was happening and mourn for our nation. So that's exactly what I did.

Where were you?

1 month ago
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10/15
I'm typing this from a hotel in Harrisburg, PA, where my family and I are staying for my son's hockey tournament this weekend. We are one block from a downtown church and its church bells ring out every hour 💜

I'm typing this from a hotel in Harrisburg, PA, where my family and I are staying for my son's hockey tournament this weekend. We are one block from a downtown church and its church bells ring out every hour 💜

2 months ago
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11/15
When I miscarried our second child five years ago, I felt like I couldn't talk about it in public. I am so thankful for my friend Rachel, who is passionate about supporting women who have dealt with pregnancy loss. She has recently released a new book called Unexpecting: Real Talk on Pregnancy Loss and I know it will encourage many. Be sure to enter the giveaway and connect with her in the latest on the blog - a guest post by Rachel on finding your faith after the worst has happened. Link in the bio!

When I miscarried our second child five years ago, I felt like I couldn't talk about it in public. I am so thankful for my friend Rachel, who is passionate about supporting women who have dealt with pregnancy loss. She has recently released a new book called Unexpecting: Real Talk on Pregnancy Loss and I know it will encourage many. Be sure to enter the giveaway and connect with her in the latest on the blog – a guest post by Rachel on finding your faith after the worst has happened. Link in the bio!

2 months ago
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12/15
God is good.
God is faithful. 
God is Holy.
God is love.
God is merciful. 
God is compassionate.
God is slow to anger.
God loves me.
God is a promise-keeper.
God forgives me.
God is my redeemer.
God is in control.
God has a plan.
God never slumbers.
God watches over me.
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What would you add?

God is good.
God is faithful.
God is Holy.
God is love.
God is merciful.
God is compassionate.
God is slow to anger.
God loves me.
God is a promise-keeper.
God forgives me.
God is my redeemer.
God is in control.
God has a plan.
God never slumbers.
God watches over me.
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What would you add?

2 months ago
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13/15
Happy Monday! Today, I'm making final tweaks on an ecumenical video teaching project and planning for the launch of a new women's ministry program at my church 😍 I've stepped into the Women's Ministry Coordinator role there and I am SO EXCITED to get things going.
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And yes I know it's crazy to ask this of you on a Monday, but could I have 3 minutes of your time? I would love your input on a quick ministry survey so that I can serve you better in the following year. Chime in at the link in my bio. Please and thank you!
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I'm rooting for you today!

Happy Monday! Today, I'm making final tweaks on an ecumenical video teaching project and planning for the launch of a new women's ministry program at my church 😍 I've stepped into the Women's Ministry Coordinator role there and I am SO EXCITED to get things going.
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And yes I know it's crazy to ask this of you on a Monday, but could I have 3 minutes of your time? I would love your input on a quick ministry survey so that I can serve you better in the following year. Chime in at the link in my bio. Please and thank you!
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I'm rooting for you today!

2 months ago
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14/15
God isn’t looking for perfect people who know how to do everything right.
He’s looking for people who are willing to choose habits of faithfulness. He will
direct the outpouring of our time spent with Him to spill over where it needs to.

This is our manifesto as emulators of Jesus: Worship. Word. Pray. Obey.
We will fulfill our purpose on earth when we routinely display these patterns of
determined faithfulness.

From my six-week Bible study, Determined: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment. Explore the study at the link in my bio.
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#DeterminedStudy

God isn’t looking for perfect people who know how to do everything right.
He’s looking for people who are willing to choose habits of faithfulness. He will
direct the outpouring of our time spent with Him to spill over where it needs to.

This is our manifesto as emulators of Jesus: Worship. Word. Pray. Obey.
We will fulfill our purpose on earth when we routinely display these patterns of
determined faithfulness.

From my six-week Bible study, Determined: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment. Explore the study at the link in my bio.
.
#DeterminedStudy

2 months ago
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