Courage, Living for Christ

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It’s been nearly 7 months since I returned from Refine. For all of the weeks since coming back home,  I still haven’t had many  words to transcribe what it was God did there–and I realize daily, part of that may be, because He is still doing it. It turns out, Refine wasn’t a destination, but a doorway. …

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Courage, Everything Book, Growth, Living for Christ, Struggle

For the next several Monday’s I’ll be reflecting on thoughts stirred by reading Mary DeMuth’s upcoming book, Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus. The following is a reflection the ideas in chapters 9 & 10 Ch. 9: Embrace Holy Inebriation I’ve seen people who’ve had one too many drinks. It…

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(in)courage, Courage, Five Minute Friday, Friendship

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” It was His idea, this concept of community, the idea of families–everyone having a place to fit in, to live alongside one another, to share each others burdens, and joys. I’ve lived in…

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Children, Courage, Growth, Living for Christ, Obedience

“I’m going to do something nice for our neighbors” He smiles at me in the low light of darkening bedroom. I see his teeth shining up there in the top bunk. “Oh yeah?” I question him, interested. “Like what”? “I’m going to tell them how much Jesus loves them!” His enthusiasm is palpable. He is…

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Courage, Five Minute Friday, Growth, Living for Christ, Struggle

Joining Lisa-Jo and fabulous others this morning for Five Minute Friday, where we cut the words loose for just five minutes, and see where they fall. No editing, just encouraging the others who play along. The prompt this week, Grit.   Go. I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called…

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Courage, Faith, Growth, One Word, Trust

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? Hebrews 12:7 I climb up onto the treadmill and I can’t help but notice this tiny, perfectly formed woman is on the one in front of me. Her physique is flawless, not a ripple or…

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Courage, Faith, Five Minute Friday

It’s friday, that means it’s time for writing and not worrying about if it’s all right or not. It only takes five minutes, no editing, no obsessing, just setting words free. Then, link-up over at Lisa-Jo’s place, and encourage the others who do, like it was your job. Today’s prompt, ROAR. Go. Therefore, since we…

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