writing

When You’re Still In The (Prayer) Closet

A few weeks ago I published a post over at (in)courage talking about not talking about your junk while God’s still working on you. In that post, I shared about the value of keeping your business between you and God while it’s still in progress—l used the analogy of not inviting the entire waiting room…

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Allume, writing

How To Succeed

It’s 4:30 when the alarm goes off. Admittedly, I am a morning person but even at this hour, I groan at the thought of getting up. Most days it’s closer to 5 when I finally roll back the clovers to make my way to the coffee pot, and the couch for time in prayer, and…

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Confessions, writing

Fix

I was 15 the summer  I offered my best friend $40 for the 2 Felix the Cat tabs of acid I’d seen her buy at the party the night before. I didn’t want it, I just didn’t want her to have it–I planned to flush it down the toilet. Unaware of the street value of LSD, I…

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Weekend Wanderings, Worship, writing

Weekend Wanderings

  I have a longing for the world above where multitudes sing the great song, for my soul was never created to love the dust of the earth. Though here my spiritual state is frail and poor, I shall go on singing Calvary’s anthem. ~Valley Of Vision, Calvary’s Anthem Weekend Wanderings Andrea writes about the…

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Allume, Prayer, writing

A Prayer For Writers

  A Prayer For Writers They say writing is a lonely job. I’d argue that for some of us, harder than the loneliness of writing, is the wrestle many of us find ourselves in, between the flesh and the spirit–the stewardship and weight of the gift.  Sometimes, any measure of success (or perceived failure) by way of writing…

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writing

When You Wonder If Your Work Matters

The kitchen mat underneath my feet at the sink does little to comfort the ache that shoots through my arches, and throbs in the balls of my heels. It’s made for people who stand a lot, which most definitely qualifies me for the purchase. I do stand for most of the day, sometimes at the…

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Rest, Sabbath, writing

Sabbath In The South

I just finished my 2nd book on Sabbath keeping. I’ve read 2.5 books on rest and Sabbath over the last month, and can I say, something is happening to my soul–a good something. Rest doesn’t come easy to me, and my list of reasons (or excuses as the truth may be) is long and probably…

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Rest, Surrender, Worship, writing

Hushed

The scarlet Cardinal sings somewhere above my head. I look for him in the neighbors tree, the one to my right, with the low branches that kiss the picket tops of our privacy fence. Staring through the sprawling brown mesh of shaggy bark, I hope for a glimpse of him. He lets loose another shrill…

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