Lent

I’m over at Michele-Lyn’s place today, answering a few questions about the book. Come join me there, where you can add your questions in the comments.   {Also, there’s still a little time left to enter to win a signed copy of Holey, Wholly, Holy—stop over at Emily’s and leave a comment to be entered…

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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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Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the first day of the Lenten season. Over the next 40 days, I will be sharing posts from others who are wandering through my book, , and trying to find words for my own Lenten journey.  I hope you’ll feel moved to jump in at any time–I’d love to hear from…

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Books, Lent

I mentioned over the weekend that I would post the links to a couple of blogs who will be going through the book together this Lent–here they are (This post will be updated when and if new information is collected).             Simply Striving, With Nikki Laven. Nikki graciously and generously…

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Grace, Lent, Struggle, Surrender

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6 My baby girls says her evening prayers on her face and the first time she laid low to do it, I knew God was showing me something. Only days into it, Lent pushed me to the floor, the…

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Book Reviews, Books, BookSneeze, Grace, Lent

“How wide is God’s love? Wide enough to include the whole world. Are you included in the world? Then you are included in God’s love.” Max Lucado, He Chose The Nails. On Good friday I laid my babies down for a nap and watched  The Passion of The Christ. I drew the curtains, curled up…

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Five Minute Friday, Growth, Lent, Surrender

For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3 I sensed it coming, the undoing that flattened me this lenten season. A necessary humbling, the discipline of a loving and gracious Father. Sometimes we hold too tightly to that which we ought not to have ever had. Saying ‘hello’…

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Grace, Hope, Lent, Passion, Sacrifice, Worship

Five Minute Friday prompt- light The burn of repentance makes the heart squint like eyes adjusting from darkness to light. It’s painful when it all comes flooding in, when the filth pours out. I started lent with a rock wedged so deep, the only excising of it would come with a torrent of face-planted prayers,…

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Broken Body, Church, Faith, Lent

Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”   At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. Mark 10:21-22 The announcer’s voice cheerfully…

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