Monthly Archives: October 2016

catch and release

Recently, I met a woman who parents teenagers, like me. As I listened to her describe her frustrations, I heard a woman who was striving to control so much. I heard a woman whose heart was cracking under pressure to … Continue reading

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picking up and putting down

 But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. ~ Exodus 9:16 Jim Elliot asked if this verse would be in essence, … Continue reading

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take heart

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord (Psalm 27:14). O Best Beloved, have you ever had prayers inside of you that were so deeply knitted to your spirit you could hardly form the words for … Continue reading

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hungry for more

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love     and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty     and fills the hungry with good things (Psalm 107:8-9). Each day of the week I spend a few … Continue reading

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armor up

For the past two days I have been feeling like I am gearing up for battle. I am ready to fight, ready to win. My fists are up, sleeves pulled back, feet planted firmly, ready for the first swing. I have … Continue reading

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known issue

In our technologically-focused society, whenever the words “It’s a known issue” come up, we understand things aren’t working as they are supposed to be, but someone is working on it. When it comes to relationships, there should be a sign … Continue reading

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exalted

Here in the United States we are just weeks from the presidential election. Many of us, if not all of us, are over the mudslinging, vindictive speeches, and negative campaigning we have heard in the media. I am ready for … Continue reading

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under and over

Jim Elliot really pulled no punches in his prayer life. As he studied the Old Testament he wrestled with deep truths that apply to our walk with Christ. His study of Exodus chapter 1 was no different.  Then a new … Continue reading

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second place

My dad was a football coach when I was young. I spent many Friday nights cheering from the stands and hearing the crash of the helmets as the players fought for control of the ball. When the movie Facing the Giants came … Continue reading

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better than…

I received a good “Gibbs’ smack” to the back of the head today. A young woman passed by me. She was well-dressed, hair coiffed, the whole manicured picture. On the other hand, I am wearing a t-shirt, flannel, jeans, and … Continue reading

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