ABIDE: A Word for the Year and a Chapter for You

Jan. 31, 2023 by

In 2020, my word of the year was fearless. Then, I realized the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and “fearful” was the word for 2021. 2022 brought me to the wonders of grace and that no

Broken and Loved - MB Dahl- Word for 2019

A Lost Streak and Two Questions for You

Dec. 31, 2022 by

I messed up my perfect streak. I missed writing my blog post in November. It totally slipped my mind. You might not realize this, but I try to write you a blog every month of the year, and for the

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When You’re Anything But Strong

Oct. 31, 2022 by

I’m fairly certain I will not survive the apocalypse. I like to think when push comes to shove, I’ll somehow morph into this super strong and smart rendition of MacGyver, Bear Grylls, and Katniss Everdeen combined. But the sad truth

When God Doesn’t Want the Best for Me

Sep. 30, 2022 by

“What? God doesn’t want the best for me?” I don’t remember what started the conversation or even what followed. All I remember is when my husband said something that stopped me in my argumentative tracks. He said God’s greatest desire

How I Handle the Questions of Life

Aug. 31, 2022 by

I’m embarrassed to share this, but I sometimes have questions. Faith questions. The big world overwhelms me, and I melt under the noise of thousands upon thousands who seem to not even notice their creator. The masses move with certainty,

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How Many Unanswered Prayers Does It Take?

Jul. 31, 2022 by

God didn’t answer my prayers. Okay, I guess the appropriate way to write that would be God said no to my prayer. I really only prayed once, and no is an actual answer. (I forget that sometimes.) It seemed like

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The Day I Realized I’m Not Invisible

Jun. 30, 2022 by

Sometimes I wonder if I’m invisible. I know I’m not, but sometimes it seems like other people don’t even notice I’m here. Like when I’m walking down the street, and they come straight at me. My husband says I need

Did You Think It Would Be Easy?

May. 31, 2022 by

Where did I get the idea life shouldn’t be so hard? Am I the only one surprised by how “not easy” the pathway is? This isn’t meant to be a poor-me-life’s-so-hard kind of post. It’s just that I often walk

Sailboats and Seeing Truth

The World Was Blurry But Now I See

Apr. 29, 2022 by

My world had shifted from clear and crisp to blurry and blended, and I hadn’t bothered to make it better Or I hadn’t until a few weeks ago when I finally visited the optometrist. According to the doctor, I barely

Underdogs Unite – Two Suggestions for Winning at Life

Mar. 31, 2022 by

I wanted St. Peter’s to go all the way. Of course, I’d never heard of the school before March Madness began. I caught their unexpected victory over Kentucky and couldn’t help but pull for the little commuter school in Jersey

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