MEET INGRID

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TELL YOUR STORIES

Our stories matter. Can I help you share yours?

SPEAKING

Messages that equip, encourage, engage.

WRITING

So many words, so little time.

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Faith

Where She Owns Her Influence and Names It

It was not my finest hour. At the end of three long days that involved taking our oldest son through doctors’ appointments, medical tests and travel, I came home to a messy kitchen. And I snapped. At least for me, the woman my husband calls the most patient person he knows, it was a “snap”. Maybe I just spoke firmly. Anyway, the target of my...

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Where She Owns Her Influence and Names It
Faith

When Sitting Tight in Christmas Just Makes Sense and an Epiphany for Epiphany

My Christmas decorations will come down this week. Maybe. According to my liturgical calendar, we're still in the season of Christmas, specifically the season of Epiphany which celebrates "the manifestation of Christ" in the flesh. Epiphany doesn't end until January 14, when we enter eight weeks of Ordinary time -- the quiet season between...

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When Sitting Tight in Christmas Just Makes Sense and an Epiphany for Epiphany
Faith

Waiting and Walking ‘With’

"How are you doing?" Over cups of hot tea, my dear friend asked a question that I've asked myself often lately. How am I doing? Am I doing enough to help our oldest son during a crucial time of healing -- body and soul? Am I getting enough rest? Am I still connecting with the rest of our family, with the brothers who want to know that I...

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Waiting and Walking ‘With’