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On what you are missing today

By | Jesus, Relationships | No Comments

So last week we filmed a video at Hope. And the crowd loved it. I mean, LOVED it. They loved it so much that it got me thinking about laughing, and joy, and Christians. Here’s the thing: a lot of Christians I know are missing out on the fun part of life. They are really serious about everything. I don’t know how that happens exactly. Maybe it’s because, like my friend…

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Living With Regrets

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“Nope, I have no regrets” he remarked to me. “I see everything as a learning experience that gets me to where I am now.” I remember looking at my friend for a while. I remember thinking he comes from a completely different planetary system than me. I remember wondering if that could be really true. Because I have regrets. I have regrets about whole seasons of my life. There are…

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On facing stormy voices

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Can I please confess something to you?   I’m not the best vacationer.  If vacation mean a cool drink and a beach chair and a book and no responsibilities, I am good at that. But by vacation I mean summer vacation–this time right now. My personality does best with some guard rails on it, some beginning and ending to the day and to work. I don’t even like to write…

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Letting Go

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You don’t normally find me on a bike in my work clothes, cruising my neighborhood. But when my little one insists he can walk the dog himself, this is what I did, because this is precisely what moms do. We cast our dignity off and throw our shoes on and cruise. On a bike. Slowly stalking behind my guy. I was close enough to hear his sing-song words as he…

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The truth about writing, in 5 easy steps.

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The Five Stages of Writing: #1: Denial. Act like the words you’ll write will come out exactly as they sound in your head. procrastinate. #2: Anger. Why in the world would these terrible editors ASK YOU FOR WORK FOR GOODNESS SAKE AND EXPECT YOU KEEP DEADLINES? #3: Bargaining: Tell yourself that you WILL NOT get on Facebook or shop for custom maternity T-shirts for friends or read movie reviews from…

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