Lent, Obedience, Surrender

Ashes To Ashes, Dust To Dust

In her book, Teach Us To Want, Jen Pollock Michel wrote, It sounds terrifically cliché, but I don’t suppose any of us decides our come- to-Jesus moment. We don’t get to plan our Damascus road conversions. And I’m continually amazed at the truth of these words. We don’t get to choose. We don’t get to…

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Books

I Am Awake:Book Study

“There are thousands and thousands of homeless children on the streets of Brazil. There is no way you can help them all.” No way you can help them all–those words have played over and over in my head for years. To me, they were fighting words. A challenge. A dare that made me want to…

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Books

Persecuted

When pastor Youseff was jailed in Iran, we prayed every day for his release and for his family. We prayed for his persecutors to have their hearts transformed by God. The day I received an email from ACLJ announcing his release, I sobbed. My children got to see God move, and it was amazing. Unfortunately,…

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BibleDude

It’s Holy week, and as I think on the crucifixion, on the sacrifice of Jesus, I am reminded through stories like this one that I share today, of just who I am, and who Jesus really is. Humbling–that’s the only word for it. His love levels me.   .  Sitting there, in the comfort of…

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Weekend Wanderings

Some Good Reads around the Web: “It’s really not as much about where you are or what you do, as it is about harnessing your heart and mind around the One chasing you with abandon all week” My friend Shelly is helping me discover what gift the Sabbath can be. Join us. And this? This…

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Weekend Wanderings

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.(John 1:14 NIV84) When I saw this angel laying there, amid the filth of my kitchen floor, I was reminded of how Christ enters…

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Weekend Wanderings

Join me this weekend in praying for the families of those affected by the tragic shooting in Connecticut and the many other victims of violence in this country and around the world. May the comfort of Christ surround them, and bring them peace in their mourning. As the darkness presses in, we cling to the…

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Faith, Grace, Weekend Wanderings

I cannot boast when I think of how dependant I am upon thee for the being and every act of grace; I never do anything else but depart from thee, and if I ever get to heaven it will be because though willest it, and for no reason beside. Selection taken from Valley of Vision:…

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