Leaving Brokenness Behind

Good day, my sisters! If you’ve been following this month’s blog posts, I’m sure you have recognized the recurring theme: Wholeness! Amid each of these personal stories you have read, I’m sure you have felt the brokenness of each individual just as I have. We all yearn for each other’s (as well as our own) [...]

To Have and To Hold

Lindsey’s post last week left me in awe of the power of God over the devastation that plagues our lives. That word Hallelujah resonated within me all week and conjured up a sense of hope and anticipation. Echoes of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus rang loudly in my heart with all its grand crescendos and left me [...]


Prior to a year ago, these words could not have come from me, nor would they have resonated with me. My life before to my brother’s death was full of trauma, but never tragedy. I am 33 years old and I had no idea what it was like to “walk through the valley” until May [...]

You’re Welcome

Hey there, welcome back and today is a day that I would love to sit and see you as we unpack wholeness from an ancient box. If you are anything like me, you revel in a good treasure hunt. There is something about a trip to a thrift store or a garage sale or perhaps [...]


Hey, my name is Deanna and I live and teach in Dongguan, China. This year will complete my 10th year here, and I'm still not used to the smells. No, I really do love it here and all of the unique opportunities that God graciously provides. My passions in life revolve around children, music, and [...]