Believe God Sees You — A Devotional

August 2, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”—Genesis 16:13, NIV I’ve felt destined for ministry for most of my life, but over the years, I’ve struggled to define exactly what that means. When…

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Sprint or marathon – A Devotional

July 19, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven. —Ecclesiastes 3:1, NKJV Many of you who follow me on Instagram know I’ve become an avid gardener this year. This isn’t the first year we’ve had a garden at the Corner of Monroe (our house). Years ago, our friend and roommate, Doc,…

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What Distracts You? – A Devotional

July 12, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.—Song of Solomon 2:15, NIV A few weeks ago I got into an embarrassing car accident. I say embarrassing because it was totally my fault and no other cars were driving on the street other than the one…

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Fill your mind with truth – A Devotional

July 5, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. —Proverbs 15:14, NIV Several years ago I worked as the Director of Communication for Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) and one of my tasks involved monitoring our social media accounts. Facebook and Twitter were still growing in popularity amongst nonprofits and…

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Grandma Eva’s Black Figurines

June 14, 2020 | Danielle | Faith | 0

Growing up, I had a maternal grandma, a paternal grandma, and a pretend grandma. “Grandma Eva” is what we called her. Although she was technically related through marriage (her husband was my great-grandma’s cousin), she was simply “Grandma” to me. None of my other grandparents lived in Kansas City like us, but Eva did—just down…

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Facing Racism of the Corner of Monroe

May 31, 2020 | Danielle | Faith | 0

“Mae, did you know science has found all humans descended from Africa? Over time, we’ve evolved and our genes mutated, but we all originate from that place.” “Really, so even Adam and Eve?” “Yep, probably Adam and Eve, which means they weren’t white.” “Huh, I thought Eve was white with blonde hair.” —A conversation with…

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Following the Cloud: One Year Later

May 13, 2020 | Danielle | Faith | 0

A little over one year ago, I wrote about how our church was launching into something new. To some, I’m sure leaving our building where our 500-person congregation met to worship each Sunday felt like a wilderness of sorts. To others, it was more like the Wild Wild West—a new horizon full of adventures. To…

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Surviving the Virus with Lament

April 5, 2020 | Danielle | Faith | 0

Hey friends, The last time I avoided all retail shops, I was a post-surgery patient. It’s been surreal to experience this again (although gratefully under different circumstances). I wrote about this for the Philly a few weeks ago, something I’ve coined  “The World of the Well is Learning the Ways of the Sick.” Although quarantine…

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Surviving the Virus with Enough

March 29, 2020 | Danielle | Faith | 0

Dear friends, Are you hanging in there? Virtual schooling going OK for my fellow parents? We made it through Week 1 here at our house and we’re gearing up for Week 2 this morning. I had fun incorporating some new Writer’s Workshop ideas into our day. Virtual learning came with several highs and lows, some…

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Surviving the Virus with Grace

March 23, 2020 | Danielle | Faith | 0

Hey friends, are you hanging in there? I hope so. This pandemic is no joke. I trust that you’re staying home and taking care of yourself. Fellow parents who also find yourselves working from home and homeschooling today, we can do this. (Here are some tips for working from home with a kid.) Last week…

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