Getting it out – An Anger Devotional

July 21, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 4

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 hidden hiking trail. Before logic talked me out of it, I swung and then swung again. Small pieces of bark fell to the ground and my hands […]

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New Ground – A Devotional on Security

July 14, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 2

The overhead “ding” signaled it was time. Our plane was about to take off for Guatemala. Although I’d prepared for the trip for several months, a sudden anxiety hit me. About to leave the safety of my country, unfavorable news headlines and “what if” scenarios flashed before me. I was soon entertaining rapid thoughts and […]

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We painted the room purple – A Devotional on Compromise

February 18, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 2

Several years ago, before our loft was littered with Barbie houses and LOL dolls, Mike and I decided to paint its dark, aqua-green walls. But, shortly after agreeing to paint the room, we ran into a snag: I envisioned deep, bold red walls and he wanted light blue. Standing on nearly opposite sides of the […]

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Resist – A Devotional on Temptation

July 18, 2018 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

My stomach let out another loud, embarrassing growl. “How did Jesus do this for 40 days?” I wondered to myself. I hadn’t eaten in over 12 hours, and the pains of hunger due to fasting were starting to set in. Some were more audible than others. In the midst of my discomfort, I allowed myself […]

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Assuming the worst – A devotional on racism

June 27, 2018 | Danielle | Devotionals | 2

“I think you’re racist….” I was taken aback at the stranger’s message in Facebook Marketplace. A potential buyer made an assumption about me based on my profile photo. Truly, someone else had requested the free items I listed in the Marketplace first. My response back to him, “I’m sorry, the items are unavailable” had nothing […]

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It’s OK to Love – A Devotional about Acceptance

June 13, 2018 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

You know the neighbor who won’t mow their yard – or the one who lets their dog poop in yours? It’s OK to love them. (Even if the other neighbors gripe.) You know the people who smoke, drink and curse just a little too much? Yep, it’s OK to love them too. How about the […]

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Out of the Box – A Devotional

July 12, 2017 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

One day, it hit me. I was living most of my life looking at or through a box. Not literally, of course. But my eyes and ears were mostly focused on messages with four lines surrounding them. Sometimes, it was the TV box. Other times, the boxes were of computer screens, calendar dates or pages […]

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Trusting God To Provide – A Devotional on Finances

November 9, 2016 | Danielle | Adoption, Devotionals | 2

We couldn’t afford it. His middle school math teacher salary and the income I brought in from my small freelance communications business paid our bills, but it didn’t leave us much wiggle room for much of anything else – especially an adoption. “When you accept the call to adopt, God will provide… trust us.” Our […]

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