Wednesday Weekly

Wednesday Weekly is an attempt to remain in prayer as well as keep friends and family updated on our lives. Here we’ll invite you to pray for us and our neighborhood through our praises, struggles, hopes, and dreams. And sometimes Wednesday Weekly becomes Wednesday Biweekly… […]

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Wednesday Weekly

Wednesday Weekly is an attempt to remain in prayer as well as keep friends and family updated on our lives. Here we’ll invite you to pray for us and our neighborhood through our praises, struggles, hopes, and dreams. On Sunday, I (Haley), sat in church […]

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A summer of transition

This summer has consisted of many small transitions that have all been a part of one big transition. Below, some of this transition is detailed: We have landed at a new church and are excited about what the Lord is doing through it. Awaken Community Covenant […]

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Is it life-giving?

Over a month ago I was procrastinating well into the night. I had a blog post due for a company I freelanced for. Every Monday this same routine would happen as I waited to write about whatever cleaning service I was assigned for the week. […]

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The Joy of Phillip

This morning Phillip, our dog, came running in from outside eager for breakfast. When he’s excited he sticks his claws out and slides all over the laminate wood flooring. Today he had extra momentum and slid right into the dining room table and a chair […]

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#blacklivesmatter

My heart hurts. It aches for the men who are shot without cause, for the loved ones who witness it and the children who are forced to grow up too fast, for the officers who don’t receive proper training, for the legal system that isn’t […]

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A broken Father’s Day

It was Father’s Day. A day where we celebrate our fathers and hope that we can honor them through something special and out of the ordinary. However, on this day where dads typically feel an extra boost of respect, one father was left broken. He […]

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Why pray?

In light of recent events, it’s easy to ask, “Why pray?” It’s easy to question His power and will. It’s easy to falter in faith. And so I sat down to reflect on why we pray. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, […]

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To be a neighbor

Every week one of The Salvation Army Officers will provide a devotional. Last week’s began with a brief remembrance of Mr. Rogers: his sweaters, canvas shoes, and friendly smile, and finally his theme song. Mr. Rogers intro focuses on one thing: the neighborhood. He sings […]

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Upside Down

We, as sinners wrapped up in the current culture, have a perception that everything must be earned. Dignity? Respect? Salvation? It transcends to how we treat others, especially those we assume have failed. We cling to status, class, race, appearance, and the right words. From […]

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Lessons on the road

This weekend my husband and I moved to the big city. It’s been chaotic living out of boxes; something as simple as putting together an outfit for the day becomes a challenge to overcome before traipsing out the door. Then, instead of my meager 15 […]

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Hello, I’m…

There is something about an interview that brings out your best, or perhaps more accurately, your ideal self. For that hour, I am smiley, vibrant, and attentive; I listen well, I pause to think, and then I respond with care. As I’ve gone through numerous […]

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