Will You Be Proud of Me?

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We sat in his office—me balling my eyes out, him encouraging, pastoring, and gently correcting me. I desperately needed it. I felt like my whole life was out of whack. He was assuring me I wasn’t alone, I wasn’t broken, and I wasn’t a lost cause. Katie, have you ever heard the story about my […]

Why Do We Keep Living in Fear?

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Maybe it’s just me but my Facebook feed is filled with baby pictures right now. Seems like all my friends decided to have babies at exactly the same time. I guess I am at that age. But one thing I can’t help but notice is how highly the new parents speak of their children. He’s […]

Fear Isn’t a Hero

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I hate fear. Hate it. Loathe it. It’s too big for its britches. It’s arrogant and cocky. It thinks it can just rule the world. It’s been trying so hard this last week. I spent my evenings having one-on-one time with friends at pivotal points in their lives. Every night I had another friend looking […]

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

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I’ve been asking myself this question a lot lately: What would I do if I wasn’t afraid? I’d do a Facebook Live about my trip to Europe. I’d post blogs about how God heals through prayer. I’d go to seminary. When I went to China, my biggest fear was getting yelled at in some language […]

When Your Busy Life Becomes Interruptible

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You know that feeling an introvert gets when she’s been with people too long? I’m assuming it’s the same for an extrovert who’s been alone too long. Well, that’s where I’ve been living for the last few days: on the brink of burnout, overwhelmed, and desperate for some time to “turn off.” It’s my own […]

When Ordinary is Also Extraordinary

Encountering the Father Together

God had spoken. He’d brought to mind some words He wanted to share with the missionary in front of me. He wanted to use my mouth to do it. And I straight up didn’t want to repeat what He said. It was one of our first days in Germany and we were praying over a […]

God’s Unfolding Something Glorious In Your Life

All I had was a cutting board of veggies, a three-month lease, and an iPod playing music in the other room. No job, no interview, no plan, no direction, no internet, no community, no church… Just me, a Southern transplant who moved to Minnesota in the dead of winter. And Jesus, who knew more intimately what […]

Does Prayerful Healing Actually Happen?

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To say that it had been a long day would be an understatement. I was going through some training where they fire hosed us with information all weekend long. By Saturday night, my brain was overloaded. Let’s add some seasonal allergies and a throbbing headache to the mix. I was fried. Useless. Worthless. The responsible […]

You’re Not Guilty Anymore

Ryan Moreno

France and Germany are two countries with a long history of wars fought between them. Border cities have changed hands almost as many times as the United States has changed presidents. During our time in Germany, we sung a song over France. We blessed France–as a country walking through a tragic explosion the day before […]

I Dare You to Be Happy

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It’d been a long day. I needed new shoes so I told Dad what I was looking for and together we traveled to every shoe store in the city looking for a pair of shoes that fit my description. Late in the afternoon, we were at one of our last stops and I put on […]