Courage, Living for Christ

Your Invitation

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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Living for Christ

When You Want To Live Boldly

Last week, my friend celebrated her birthday. I’m sure you read about it, because over 12 THOUSAND people shared her words on facebook alone–myself included.  When she posted the day before, about how they were going to blitz their town with gifts, that rumbling that I’ve been feeling beneath the surface lurched inside, and I felt the…

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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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Faith, Five Minute Friday, Grace, Living for Christ

Joining Lisa-Jo and fabulous others for Five Minute Friday, where we cut words loose for five short minutes and don’t pinch and squeeze them by editing. We link up then cheer each other on. Today’s prompt is: Identity. Go. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the…

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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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Faith, Grace, Hope, Living for Christ, Struggle

Let our disappointments also teach us to submit—absolutely and unquestioningly—to the Lord’s will. We wish to have things in a certain fashion, but God plainly indicated that they are not to be so. Therefore let us cheerfully surrender our wish to His will. Spurgeon I have bad news for you. In this world, you will…

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Grace, Growth, Lent, Living for Christ, Struggle, Surrender

 A commenter last week on my blog asked me if I had blogged my Lenten experience yet. The truth is, the lessons are still unraveling and the words have been knotted tight in a tangled ball, ideas looped too tightly together to break free–to make any sense. Today, little by little, it begins to unravel.…

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