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Tragedy And Daily Bread

It has been a heckuva week at sea, as they say. I sit here wrapped up in blankets watching the snow fall out my window, wondering where spring has run off to, and staring at a little verse highlighted in my Bible: "For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them;… Continue reading Tragedy And Daily Bread

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Growing Without Direction

I don't rely on the USA Today for my news or opinions, so I missed this snazzy little article the other day proclaiming that a great "revelation" has occurred in American churches that is bringing "joy and happiness" to millions! Sadly, this revelation is being met with "resistance and retrenchment" by others though, throwing a… Continue reading Growing Without Direction

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Cathedrals and Kingdoms

Our pastor at church this past weekend preached a sermon called "Don't Go To Church... BE the Church." I reflected a lot on that yesterday as I watched the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral go up in flames. American Christians are pretty comfortable with the idea that 'church' isn't just a brick building you go to… Continue reading Cathedrals and Kingdoms

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Pray For Them

I'm at the point in my motherhood journey where the cutesy stuff just isn't cutting it anymore. My kids are in high school and middle school now and that naive, innocent phase, as much as it stings my heart, is over. The world expands more and more each passing year and there's not a darn… Continue reading Pray For Them

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Unintended Consequences

"In the age of #MeToo, where women are encouraged to tell their stories and be heard, where liberals are demanding the public trust women, I implore the nation to hear me out, to trust me. There is such little tolerance for women on the national stage who don’t agree with the hosts of The View… Continue reading Unintended Consequences

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Deconstructing Faith

Yesterday on Twitter, I noticed an author I read a lot of "liked" and commented on a tweet that said the following: "I'm baffled by folks who claim that scripture is "clear", "plain" or "black and white." I mean - are we reading the same book? the Bible is a hot-complicated-gray-muddy-mess with one of the… Continue reading Deconstructing Faith

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The Real Deal

"The challenge before us then, is not merely to do what God says because He is God, but to desire what God says because He is good. The challenge is not merely to pursue righteousness, but to prefer righteousness. The challenge is to get up in the morning and prayerfully meditate on the Scriptures until… Continue reading The Real Deal

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Still Offended By Goodness

"And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense… Continue reading Still Offended By Goodness

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On Colleges and Keeping Up

Hustle is an idol if it leads you to cut ethical corners in order to stand out in a competitive world. Katelyn Beaty I for one am completely fascinated by this past weeks crazy college recruiting scandal. The well-oiled machine that is our national media never misses a beat. I've been trying to understand why it… Continue reading On Colleges and Keeping Up

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Basking In Our Awesomeness

I love reading people's differing reactions to big, juicy, topics of our day. I shouldn't, but I do. The way people perceive the same things so differently fascinated me. My blog friend Jen Oshman wrote an amazing article yesterday at the Gospel Coalition reviewing the newest self-help/Christian book by motivational speaker Rachel Hollis. I would highly… Continue reading Basking In Our Awesomeness