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Delivering the Gift

This weekend my husband and I had the privilege of delivering over $4,000 of Christmas blessings to strangers, on behalf of Hope Community Church – and this is what I learned…

Our Unbelievable Adventure

I’ve told our story about a dozen times or so over the past 3 years, and every time it’s just as marvelous, magical, and unimaginable as when it was all happening and unraveling before our eyes. When people ask WHY we moved from California to Ohio, my husband usually jokes and says “we lost a bet”… but is the real reason – and it’s pretty UNBELIEVABLE!

A Thankful Holiday

Well, it’s 2020. Holidays during a pandemic, the most traveled time of the year… and countries, states, cities across the world are encouraging people to stay home and not have gatherings for the holidays. In an effort to decrease “social mobility”, many places are taking action to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus. CaliforniaContinue reading “A Thankful Holiday”

Content with Covid

8 months deep into this pandemic and almost 13 million people have been diagnosed with Coronavirus in the USA. Chances are you have met someone(s) who has survived Coronavirus and lived to tell their tale. One of the many things that is so baffling about this novel virus is the spectrum of symptoms… from beingContinue reading “Content with Covid”

Transformational Beauty

I have change in my heart and transformation on my mind. Here in Northeast Ohio, the colors are exploding and transforming before my very eyes. I was out photographing the marvel of this season recently and the first tree I came upon had these gorgeous reddish, orange leaves. I wanted a different perspective, so IContinue reading “Transformational Beauty”

It Takes A Village

Now! Right NOW, more than ever before, is the time to come together; rally, stand up and support our children and families in each of our communities. We need to build our villages and lean into to them to support each other.


So many out there feel hopeless. Anxious. Miserable. Depressed. So many suffering. We’re all human. We’re all ‘broken’, to some degree or another. Some have been dealt “worse cards” than others. But something beautiful can come out of the brokenness.


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