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Joy in Transforming 

Matthew 17:1-9 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his... Continue Reading →

It’s 11:58…

...and this is all I've got.  God, thanks for today. For keeping me safe. For giving me time with beautiful people. For my parents, my husband, my brother, and for my whole family.  Be with Jess and Jorge this weekend... Continue Reading →

Joy in Waiting

I originally intended to give this topic to someone else. Because I didn't want to do it. Because I take zero joy in waiting. I might be one of the most impatient people in the world. People I work with... Continue Reading →

I’ve Got The Joy… Somewhere by Steve Parris

THIS IS NOT A DRILL MY DAD WROTE A BLOG POST. This might be my favorite thing that has ever happened. Guys. My dad is seriously incredible and I am so incredibly honored/blessed/lucky to have him as my dad, mentor,... Continue Reading →

Fear Not, Lizard Brain

Fear can take up a huge amount of space in our hearts. When we are afraid, truly afraid, it seems like nothing can pull us up out of our hiding spots. Sometimes, fear can completely and totally overwhelm and overcome... Continue Reading →

Joy In Change

Today, I bring you lyrics from a timeless classic written by Gregory Camp. This song is so full of joy, hope, and get up and go that I can't help but smile every time I hear it. That's right. Today's... Continue Reading →

Lent Day 33 (of 47)

First, I have to give major mad props and shout outs to my girl Melissa for bringing us such amazing week of baptism. It was a joy for me to read everyday as well as a huge relief to my... Continue Reading →

Reaffirm by Melissa Collier Gepford

OK, so I lied. Instead of writing about 3 R words, I’m doing four. Deal with it. When Jesus lovers are baptized into the Christian tradition, they take on a new identity - one that renounces the spiritual forces of... Continue Reading →

Repent by Melissa Collier Gepford

Yesterday, I talked about the first two R words in the baptismal covenant: renounce and reject. For someone like me, who is called to written word as a deacon in the United Methodist Church, the first two R’s are really... Continue Reading →

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