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Brave New World Full of Fear

After reading a few articles yesterday regarding all the new rules and regulations in place for school, vacations, life in general... I thought to myself... I am not going to do very well in this brave new world that is being created. Kind of tongue-in-cheek, but also deadly serious, the arbitrary-ness of it all is… Continue reading Brave New World Full of Fear

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The Urgency of Opening

And the church just slips through the cracks again. Every week, I wait eagerly for the email from our pastor telling us that doors are finally going to open - its almost July after all, if anyone is keeping track. Each week, we receive another message explaining why we still can't gather... it's either logistically… Continue reading The Urgency of Opening

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Wilderness Curriculum

Well, we have collectively flipped our calendars from March to April. I for one, was happy to toss old March into the trash can and be moving on to a new month, one that traditionally brings hope, renewal and happy memories. As I stared at a big, blank April, something annoying and unwanted popped into… Continue reading Wilderness Curriculum

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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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Dismal Forebodings

One of my favorite books as a teen was the classic Christian allegory Hinds Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard. It's the story of a little girl named Much-Afraid, who lives in the Valley of Humiliation with her family The Fearings... they plague her existence with their negativity. The aunt who raised her is called Mrs.… Continue reading Dismal Forebodings

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Fear and Hustling

Break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he comes and rain righteousness upon you. –Hosea 10:12 I'm no farmer, so I looked up the exact meaning of the word fallow in the dictionary after coming across this verse. It means land that is unseeded, unsown, idle or obsolete. It's… Continue reading Fear and Hustling

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On Nightmares and Disarming Foes

"Whatever foes may be before the Christian, they are all overcome. There are lions, but their teeth are broken; there are serpents, but their fangs are extracted; there are rivers, but they are bridged or fordable; there are flames, but we wear that matchless garment which renders us invulnerable to fire. The sword that has… Continue reading On Nightmares and Disarming Foes

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Call Up The Fire

"Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."  (2 Timothy 1:6-7) "Do not neglect the gift that is in you...… Continue reading Call Up The Fire