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What A Bloomless Tree Taught Me about Trusting God

By on November 9, 2017 in Christian Life with 2 Comments

There’s a lovely little tree in the front yard of my parents’ house. Well…it used to be lovely. After it had been transplanted from their backyard, all of the clusters of pink flowers were completely snipped off. It looked dead. I was curious as to why, just after this cute little tree was planted right […]

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Running Headlong {Into} Your Weakness

By on May 25, 2017 in Christian Life with 2 Comments

Life is a strange mix of successes and failures, wins and losses, ups and downs. And human nature tends to shift constantly toward those circumstances, people, hobbies, jobs, etc. that allow us to succeed, because – hey – we all like being winners. I, too, have this urge. But the current season in which I […]

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The Lethal Game of Comparison

By on September 15, 2016 in Christian Life with 1 Comment

The Comparison Game. It’s one we all play. And, in the end, it’s one we all lose. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, the woman on the latest episode of Fixer Upper – all present the newest ways in which we see what we don’t have. There are a gazillion articles online concerning comparison. I stopped reading them because […]

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Don’t Be An Elephant, Girl! Pick Up Your Shield!

By on August 4, 2016 in Christian Life, Faith with 0 Comments

“Why can’t I get over this?” “What is wrong with me that I keep struggling with the same thing over and over again.  Am I an idiot or something?!?!” “This will never cease being a temptation in my life.  I might as well just resign to the fact that I will always be this way.” […]

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Why Simply Reading Devotionals Will Not Achieve the Goal of Discipleship

By on August 2, 2016 in Christian Life, Ministry with 0 Comments

The goal of discipleship is 2 Timothy 2:2 – “…and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” We are taught to teach people who will teach people. (Read that 3 more times and put in calligraphy somewhere in your […]

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The Gritty, Grace-Filled Virtue of Self-Control

By on July 26, 2016 in Christian Life with 3 Comments

“She’s so transparent,” “She is so quick to give grace,” “She’s a great listener,” “She’s got…so much….self control.” Not the most sought-after compliment for a Christian woman these days; it’s akin to something like, “She’s got a great personality.” But why, I wonder. Why does complimenting someone’s self-control seem so lacking in its “spirituality”? Is […]

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How to Stay S.H.A.R.P. in Ministry

By on July 19, 2016 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

Have you ever tried to cut a tomato with a dull knife? It is a disaster! The effort it takes to slice through the skin of the tomato is frustrating, and if your knife finally breaks through, seeds tend to squirt out in all kinds of directions. The simple truth is that a dull knife […]

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Who Is Influencing Your Life?

By on June 28, 2016 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

Who are the greatest influences in your life? Perhaps you have several—one influencer may excel professionally, another in raising children, another in hospitality and yet another in Bible knowledge. I am blessed to have a number of Biblical and earthly influencers who provide me with the stimulus to walk worthy of my calling (Ephesians 1:1-3). […]

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What Will Make This Year a Success?

By on January 14, 2016 in Christian Life with 2 Comments

This time of year everyone seems to be looking to start over, to be better than they were at (fill-in-the-blank) in the previous year. Blogs, social media, and other news feeds are flooded with things like, “The Best New Year’s Resolutions,” “How To Be the Best You, Yet,” “How To Organize Your Year,” “How To Lose Weight and Get […]

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Staying Spiritually Hungry in 2016

By on January 5, 2016 in Christian Life with 4 Comments

Let’s be honest, January 1st can be the most intimidating day of the year. This is the day of starting, and starting can be scary. New habits, new resolutions, and new goals both stir in us a passion for more and better, and a fear that we will fail and not measure up. For a […]

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