Books, Church, Faith, Grace

When You Feel Like A Spiritual Misfit

My friend Michelle DeRusha is about to launch her first memoir, Spiritual Misfit. Michelle and I have been exchanging emails for months, prior to me landing on her launch team. After I read Michelle’s book, I told her that this book?–It’s a beautiful masterpiece. Michelle and I discovered that we have many similarities, beginning (but…

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Books, Faith, Guest posting

Spiritual Growth Lessons from…Caiaphas?

 As we wind down these final days until Refine {the retreat} I’ve invited a friend to write here today. I’m honored to share the following article from my friend, and fellow Author, Ed Cyzewski. Spiritual Growth Lessons from… Caiaphas? When I think of Caiaphas, I think of a scheming, murderous, angry priest dressed in black…

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Faith, Guest posting, writing

Who Can Stand Before Jealousy?

I’m in the throws of editing my upcoming workbook and ironing out some Retreat details. I hope to be back to regular blogging again soon, but in the meantime, I’m honored to share the following post from my friend, and fellow writer, Anita Mathias. Who can Stand Before Jealousy? (Prov. 27:4). If Joseph, whose story in…

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I Blew It But You Dont Have To

This post contains affiliate links–thank you for supporting me in this way With my leftovers from lunch rustling in the plastic bag at my side, we wandered the mall in D.C. I was 14 that summer, and as we continued down the long span of grass we passed various others with their dogs and frisbees, kids, joggers, and…

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Children, Faith

Possible Impossibles

She comes up gasping, sputtering and choking, bathwater spraying out of her mouth. I run to her with a towel, pulling her up by her slippery armpits, out of the tub. This is nothing new here. Despite our sternest insistence that she not put her face into the dirty bathwater, she repeats this activity somewhat…

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Books, Faith, Lent

I know I told you I was on a little blogging sabbatical, and mostly, I still am. But for the last 8 days I haven’t been able to write one single coherent thought, and today, the ground is breaking a bit. The words are swirling, but more than that, I have felt in no real…

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Faith, Lent

“I didn’t know lent would kill me. Thank God for the dying.” ~Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement Laying there, palms upturned with my face in the carpet, my chest swelled with resentment. I felt stupid, and even in my obedience, I resisted complete surrender. I’d ended up there because of some supernatural…

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Faith, Obedience, Sacrifice, Worship

It’s true that I am a morning person. But that doesn’t always mean waking up early is easy for me. Still, there’s a reason I sacrifice a little sleep every day– Come join me over at Kat’s place today, we’re talking about Why It’s Worth It To Loose A Little Sleep.  (<–Click this link to…

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Book Reviews, Books, Faith, Trust

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 13 & 14 Last year, two weeks before the sold out conference, God provided me with a ticket…

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