Caught in the Act

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Reflections on John 8 Words that stuck out to me: Caught, trap “Neither do I” Go leave your life of sin. We’re all caught red handed in sin, day in and day out our flesh, sin gets the best of us Whether it’s something we’ve said, thought or done, we all mess up. There will […]

Waiting on Immanuel

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Waiting… As I sit on the floor of the BWI airport, many thoughts run through my mind. Why in the world was I so anxious about being late. Even though my train to the airport was an hour late, I prayed, my sister prayed, etc. I still had some doubt that God would make it […]

Giving Thanks to God the Healer

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Day after day I see the frailty of the human body, whether ravaged by disease, trauma, aging, etc. On the same day, I see individuals healing, making gains, progressing in strength…..  How do you keep yourself from getting dragged down by the reality of our human frailty?Focusing on the latter I think.   I know […]

Hope for the streets of Haiti

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One month ago today, I had the privilege to travel to Cap Haitian in Haiti, to partner with an organization called Streethearts. http://www.streetheartshaiti.org.  Together with a wonderful group of people from my church, we were able to love on all the former street kids (over 30) and serve alongside the Streethearts staff.   How do you […]

Grafted In

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For many the thought of weeding the garden is a daunting and unwanted task, but I find it very peaceful. I turn my music on and go to town. What was an overgrown mess becomes a beautiful landscape 🙂 Well after weeding the garden I began to prune the dead branches and leaves from the […]

Nothing but net…

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A mash up of March Madness and the Easter story! This past Tuesday at Hopestreet.DC we were discussing Easter. How do you answer the question, why did Jesus have to die? What does that mean for each of us?  Of course…a basketball analogy. I was able to share an abbreviated version on Tuesday night, but […]

Snow Covered Dreams Part II

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I awoke this morning to the sound of crinkling newspaper and the creaking of the wood stove door, Dads making a fire 🙂 my heart leaped for joy. There’s something about sitting in front of a fire that just brings peace to my weary soul, I can stay for hours. I rolled out of bed to […]

Snow Covered Dreams

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I sit and stare at the computer screen. The last few days a whirlwind: of hoping, waiting, questions, and confusion. For months I have taken the challenge to study for a specialist exam in my field. Thursday, March 5th was the day. As the week progressed, and the weather forecast remained bleak, I began to […]

Reflections of a Physical Therapist

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As I stared at my hand tonight Pen marks mostly worn off, Some days its my notebook,  when I don’t have time to grab a piece of paper or paper towel. As I look back on what those numbers mean: Sometimes its a measure of a “successful” or “triumphant” session. Other times its a reminder […]

The Journey to the Source

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Over the past few months I’ve been on a journey discovering what it truly means to rest, and learn to just BE in God’s presence. God truly met me along a recent hike I took at the end of a personal retreat, and I wanted to share this with you all.  Why? Because this experience […]