Stay strong, storytellers

August 13, 2019 | Danielle | Home & Work | 0

Hey friends! I feel an apology is in order – it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged a personal update. I love cooking up Monday morning devotionals each week, but that’s all I’ve had capacity to post the past month or so. I’ve been reflecting on why that is lately – and in true…

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Proud of being afraid – A Devotional

August 11, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 2

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10, NKJV — I’ve been afraid of birds most of my life. A colorful parakeet didn’t stay on its perch in…

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How to Find Joy – A Devotional

August 4, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. 1 Peter 1:8, NIV — “I feel joy!” My friend Nicole was radiating, her outward smile hinted at the magnitude of gratitude she felt…

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The Boss of Loss – A Devotional

July 28, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:5, NIV — Several years ago, my friend Ashley nicknamed me “The Boss of Loss.” I was sitting across from a couple of my friends in a…

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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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