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Chasing God-sized Dreams

  Hi friend! Is there a dream burning inside you? Is it safely harbored in your heart or has it been tossed against the rocks? Do you struggle to know what to do with it?  Let’s be honest here. Dreams inspire but they can also be frightening.

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After the Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

I’ve been watching the tidal wave gathering steam over our nation. It’s been rolling and building strength as the days and years pass.  It amazes me how the American culture has become so opposed to offending people, but so fearless about offending God. Fueled by

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The Holy Spirit’s Role in Christian Life

Worship Sundays . . . because God is beautiful. With incomparable glory and goodness, he steals our breath and fills us with awestruck wonder. He is more than worthy of our adoration and praise.    “Now it is God who makes both us and you

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Spiritual Motherhood: A Lifelong Calling

Two of my children have flown the coop. They’re soaring now far from home. A day’s drive away, there are no quick visits for lunch, dinner, or shopping. I miss them desperately. Our youngest is just two years away from college. We’re soaking in the

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Fully Known. Wholly Loved.

  Have you ever thought to yourself, “If they knew everything about me (and I mean EVERYTHING), they wouldn’t like me so much.” So you hide your skeletons in the closet, shut and lock the door, then throw away the key. Around certain people, you

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Because Suffering Together is Better

  Years ago my husband took me to Muir Woods, a redwood forest in California. Standing silent and wonderstruck at the base of those trees, I sensed something sacred.  Although redwoods reach to monumental heights, their root system is shallow. If they were made to

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Navigating Moral Persecution in America

Our Christian farmer friends in Oregon recently shared they’ve stopped allowing weddings on their property. As a result, they’ve lost a lucrative stream of revenue. They did it to protect themselves. A war is waging in their state with lawsuits levied against businesses and farms

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7 Things to Know When You’re Pressured to Be an Open-Minded Christian

                              Let me introduce you to our dog, Suubi (pronounced “Suu-Bee”). In 2005, our family spent time with some beautiful parentless children in Suubi Village in Uganda Africa. “Suubi” means “hope” in

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Was Jesus Perfect or Not? The Answer Changes Everything.

We met a homeless guy on our trip to Maui. Found him and his leathery tanned face by the stone wall at the harbor working reeds into baskets. His Bible sat next to him. The conversation started out easy. Pretty soon he began talking about

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What Fills the Quiet After Children Move On

Packing up memories. Packing up years. The girl entrusted to us. Never ours to own. Only shared for a time. For raising, nurturing, teaching, praying over, loving, then releasing. Releasing into the future God has for her. Releasing her to follow His lead. Four and

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