Alece Ronzino

Who Do You Want to Be?

by Alece Ronzino on January 1, 2016

I finished 2015 much like I did the years before it: seemingly crawling to the finish line, ready to kick the year to the curb. 2015 was challenging in all sorts of ways — some old and expected, others new and unanticipated. I’ve seen this gif floating around The Internets: And it always makes me […]

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Ever Becoming – One Word 365

by Alece Ronzino on January 11, 2015

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We are so grateful to have Alece Ronzino join us again this year. Alece is well-known to many of us in her work to both free and challenge us by inviting us to pick just one word to guide the year. While lengthy resolutions often spell defeat, one word can impact us in ways we can’t […]

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It’s Not About Doing More

by Alece Ronzino on January 1, 2014

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I’ve lived most of my life by shoulds. Growing up, I was the all-American good girl. I did well in school. I went on mission trips. I moved to Africa when I was 19 to serve as a missionary. I did everything “right”. By the book. The way I was supposed to, expected to, told to. […]

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Stop Waiting for It All to Make Sense

by Alece Ronzino on December 16, 2013

Alece Ronzino Stop Waiting For it All to Make Sense

One of the biggest myths of our generation is that we need clarity in order to commit. Before we pull the trigger, we first want answers to all our questions. We want a complete road map. We want to read the fine print before we sign our lives away. We want confident periods not uncertain […]

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Step Away from the Guilt

by Alece Ronzino on November 1, 2013

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I was worried I’d grown numb to it. Maybe I’d become calloused. Hardened. Immune. Because poverty wasn’t affecting me like it used to. When I faced it as a teenager—on mission trips to places like Nicaragua and Botswana—my eyes and my heart were opened to things I never knew existed in the world. I was […]

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Bring the Rain

by Alece Ronzino on August 16, 2013

Alece Ronzino Bring the Rain

Africa has the greatest storms. The rainy season finally comes after months of drought, and by the time the first drop falls, the earth is cracked and parched. Lakes and ponds have all but dried up. The tall savannah grass is brown and brittle. The earth is thirsty. Ready. Waiting. And then, out of nowhere […]

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