True Grit in Hard Times

When times are good and we’re feeling strong and victorious, it’s far easier to remember God loves us. But when it’s ourhead delivered into the hands of our enemy, it’s harder to trust God still has our back and run to him for refuge and strength.
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Living Fully Alive

It was the ninth day of Christmas, the day to sing of nine ladies dancing, or if you’re more practical, the day marking the return to work and school, and with it, the inevitable return to the natural rhythms of life. The day began like any other, but quickly, and unexpectedly, took a turn in a direction I could never have predicted.  The...

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Bags of Filth

  It all began with a dare. A 40-day Lenten dare to put love into action. It was my Ash Wednesday - Valentine's Day challenge to love deeper, truer, better. Could I practice a deeper love for forty days? For one week? For one day? And if I did, what would I learn - about me, about sacrifice, about love?   There is always a cost to...

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Ashes and Chocolate

  Chocolate and ash. Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday. An odd pairing, isn't it? Inconvenient, actually. How do I celebrate Love's Big Day with all the expected pomp of a fancy dinner, fine wine, exquisite desserts, and of course, chocolate, when Valentine's Day happens to fall this day on the Church's Big Day of penitence and...

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I’m Bonnie and I’m a hope hunter. I hunt for hope in the hard seasons of life, believing beauty can be found everywhere, even in the brokenness.

On these pages, I write about life in all its beauty and messiness, convinced that hope glimmers even in the darkest of shadows.

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