Monthly Archives: August 2016

Ken, Barbie, you, and me

While in college I knew a couple who were nicknamed “Ken and Barbie” because they were so “perfect.” They were stunningly good-looking, smart, talented, and so much in love. They were the couple every other couple aspired to become. Then he wavered. … Continue reading

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grading

Over the weekend I heard a wonderful message by Bob Goff about how we live our lives. He spoke on what we, as believers, should be known for, the legacy we are leaving in our wake. At one point he … Continue reading

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Never alone 

Standing in church some Sundays is complex. I am supposed to be settling in and focusing on God, today my heart was wandering. We sang something, I don’t recall the title, the artist, I do recall the sense of fear … Continue reading

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It’s Time

My husband just got a new position at work. It means new responsibilities and new opportunities. It also means a different shift than the one he has been working for the past year. For these past months we have driven … Continue reading

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resistance is futile

Obedience and surrender are two of the hardest things we as humans battle each day. In a million little ways we fight for our voices to be heard, for things to go our way, for things to be done our … Continue reading

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Refuse

So much hurt and pain- loss and struggle- war, natural disasters, dishonest leaders, human trafficking, economic breakdown– it’s all so overwhelming to try to take in. Standing in church, singing Josh Wilson’s song I Refuse, reminded me that I cannot fix … Continue reading

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Expect it!

A recent devotional entry began with these words, “Expect to encounter adversity in your life, remembering that you live in a deeply fallen world” (Young 241). What a perspective to start my day! And yet. Living my life thinking I should … Continue reading

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you are Mine

I am not a romance-novel-kind-of-girl. I prefer something full of history, wisdom, a strong theme, and if it has a bit of romance that’s okay too. However, when it comes to the romance God has with us, then I am … Continue reading

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willing to love

The Bible teaches that all commitment is based on a loving relationship. Being loved leads to commitment and willful decision-making, not the reverse.¬†(Cloud and Townsend,¬†Boundaries, (c) 1992. bold mine). While in college I had a huge crush on a friend. … Continue reading

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gloriously empty

My day has felt a bit rushed. I haven’t been late or missed something, yet it hasn’t felt very fulfilling. I have talked with people who have been short tempered, angry, and unwilling to see that their actions are the … Continue reading

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