Small Moments

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I had a date with my favorite seven year-old over the weekend. I love her for so many reasons. She has the most brilliant smile (including a newly missing tooth) with a warm heart to match. She has the kind of boldness and tenacity I only wish I could bottle for myself. And she has ...

Change and Vulnerability

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This week I'm excited to share an article that appeared in our church's magazine earlier this fall. The themes in this article resonate this time of year as I recall our move to the East Coast just over four years ago. I hope you enjoy! Change is hard for me. I like routine. I like knowing ...

Eyes Up!

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β€œEyes up, Nicole!” These were the words that I heard most often above the cheers and screams of the crowd on the sidelines of my high school cross-country races. I learned many things about running between the ages of twelve and eighteen. I learned practical lessons like pacing and how to properly fuel my body. I ...

The Courage to Launch

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I scanned the water below. The height of the cliff seemed greater standing on the edge than it did from the ground. I voiced my fears in short phrases, too focused on the jump to speak in complete sentences. We were visiting our friends in Puerto Rico and had decided to spend the morning jumping ...