Finding Balance in the Seasons

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Years ago, I had a delightful life coach and mentor by the name of Dayle. She encouraged me to make a personal development plan for that season of my life. Being a planner by nature, I was excited to show her what I thought was a well-balanced plan. She took one look at it and said, “Gina, I’m exhausted just …

The World Is Dark, but We Know the Light

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This has been a divisive year. Lines have been drawn and ugliness has risen to the surface in many places. Sometimes the darkness feels all too strong. Jesus understands that kind of world. When he entered it, the Jewish people had endured 400 years of silence from God. They lived under the oppressive rule of Rome. Soldiers walked the streets. Riots …

To Truly Be Still

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(disclaimer: I wrote this in the spring and never posted it. It’s still true though, so I pulled it out to share with you). It’s completely quiet in my house right now. For the first time in nearly 20 years, I have had a week alone. My husband took our two kids to Vermont this week to ski, and I opted …

The Soul Needs Space

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I knew a girl in high school with a fish tank shaped like a giant bubble gum machine. It had the added feature of bubbles which rose from the bottom. She was not in the habit of cleaning the tank, so over time the water grew murkier and murkier. As it did, her fish started to do an amazing trick …