Getting the anger out – A Devotional

July 21, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 4

But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Colossians 3:8 NIV — I gripped a branch like a baseball bat and stared at the tree trunk to my right. It was a thin, yet tall, tree growing along my favorite…

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New Ground – A Devotional

July 14, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 2

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV — The overhead “ding” signaled it was time. Our plane was about to take off for Guatemala. Although I’d prepared for the trip…

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Meet Author Elizabeth Reynolds Turnage – The Waiting Room

June 27, 2019 | Danielle | Faith | 0

I recently connected with Elizabeth and found out we have a lot in common – particularly our shared passions to encourage those who are suffering and tell stories. I recently checked out her new book, The Waiting Room, and thought you all would enjoy it too! Here’s a behind-the-scenes on why she wrote it! For…

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Answered prayers – A Guatemala story

June 26, 2019 | Danielle | Faith, Testimony | 0

I sat on the swing overlooking the beautiful garden. It hung from a thick tree branch above me. It was made out of an old wooden board and used rope. It was the perfect place to spend a few quiet moments with the Lord. I looked out over many rows of cabbage and corn. There…

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Doris from the airplane – A Guatemala story

June 24, 2019 | Danielle | Testimony | 0

We boarded the plane from Miami to Guatemala City, excited yet a little nervous (truth be told). While I felt a peace about taking the trip, I’d be lying if I said I felt zero anxiety about leaving American soil. The headlines scrolling across U.S. news with reports from Guatemala didn’t exactly tell a flattering…

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Guatemala or bust

June 1, 2019 | Danielle | Faith, News and Announcements | 0

Guys – I’m going to Guatemala! I am super excited, I leave in just a couple of weeks! Here’s a quick summary of all the things: Where I’m headed I’m headed to an orphanage outside of Guatemala City called Casa Bernabe. My friend Sara lives there with her family; she and her husband Edgar are…

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Writing my first memoir – Part 3

May 27, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 4

Two years ago on Memorial Day weekend, I committed to writing my book. Today, I’m proud to say, it is finished. The first full draft of my memoir is complete. A full manuscript – around 43,000 words – now sits in the Documents folder on my laptop (and is backed up in the Cloud). How…

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Colonoscopy #14

May 18, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer | 2

Hi friends! So sorry it’s been awhile since I told you about the latest on my medical carousel. I appreciate how many of you jumped in to offer support after my last colonoscopy when I didn’t get the news I wanted. And then, tons more support came in when I was making surgery decisions, getting…

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House Church in Kansas City (Testimonies!)

May 15, 2019 | Danielle | Faith | 2

House church. We’re not the first church to do it. In fact, that’s part of the reason we dove into this model as Navah Church KC after we left our building. I mean, it makes sense. The first century church met in homes shortly after Christianity broke out. For a couple hundred years, following Jesus…

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