Gaining Ground: The Post I Didn’t Want to Publish

This topic has been burdening my heart for some time. I wrote this post, but then put it aside thinking that it may be too harsh and I’m “preaching to the choir.” Yet, in the midst of my decision to put this idea down, I seem to have lost my writing creativity. And everywhere I […]

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Have You Seen My Child? Lost and Found

I was preparing to head out the door. It was time to meet the co-op truck across town. They only come once a month and my order was pre-paid. I looked around the children in the living room. “Where’s Melody?” I asked my daughter Ella. At 15, Ella is often the one to swing our […]

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God’s Pattern for Parenting; Ephesians 6:1-4

I think of cutting sugar cookies. “See,” I tell my kids, “this is how. Copy me. Roll the dough like this. Just use some firm pressure to cut through the dough, and then scoop the shapes onto the pan.” I try not to make more work than necessary. I cut the cookies close to each […]

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Living in Faith and Dangerous Prayers

What does it mean to ask the Holy Spirit to lead you where your trust is without borders? Have you listened to the song Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong? In an evening worship gathering, in a small group, we sang this song. It always moves me, but this one time was different… Spirit […]

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I can do ALL things?

It was the middle of the night when I sat up gasping. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength,” tumbled out as I looked around the room and realized where I was. I was in Midland, Texas, and the following day would be the Bible Bowl competition my youth group had […]

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