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for when you can’t figure it out

By | Jesus | No Comments

Do you remember the first math problem you couldn’t solve? In 8th grade, I sat in the very left hand row in the back seat of Mrs. Bohn’s Basic Math class. I had just moved into town in the middle of the year, which was already a nightmare. And I was the only 8th grader who was taking Algebra I, which also made me the nerdy new girl. So Wood Middle…

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Because we can change things.

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Very rarely do I wake up in the middle of the night–but tonight was one of those nights. I tried to go back to sleep and that didn’t work so I came downstairs to read my Bible. As I sit in the quiet of my comfortable home: warm and safe, with my children sleeping in their own beds, dreaming innocent dreams, with a bright hope for the future, I need to…

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Is Busyness the Problem?

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I love writing for Christianity Today’s publication, Today’s Christian Woman. So many great voices, including Jo Saxton, Bianca Juarez, Sherry Surratt, Joni Erikson Tada…I could go on and on. So check it out soon–here’s an excerpt from my recent article on busyness….   It’s said that “busy” is the new “fine.” It’s become a positive response to the casual question, “How are you?” We equate being busy with being fulfilled—having a…

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Everybody loves FREE…Grab Start Here today!

By | Jesus, Writing | No Comments

Hello friends! I’m interrupting this long blog silence for a quick hi. I’m so deep into book #3 which is due over to the publisher this week. It’s been such an incredible journey into the depths of God’s grace for us in our everyday lives. I really cannot wait to polish it up and share it with all of you, and tell you more about it. I can’t say too much…

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Things that are Tiring

By | Relationships | 6 Comments

  Expense Reports. Folding Socks. Remembering the right password. That moment when you discover your car inspection was due three months ago. Any birthday party when you realize you invited too many children. Outlet malls on holiday weekends. “Hey folks, we seem to be experiencing a (mechanical issue, air traffic issue, staffing issue, emotional issue) and we are going to need to hang tight at the gate for a little…

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Feeling the Change

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All around the blog world and all around me people are feeling the change. The close of summer creeps up on us; for the free-spirited they dread the return of the alarm clock, for the more-structured they secretly crave sharpened pencils and clean lunch boxes and the comfort and security of routine. Perhaps for most of us we are somewhere in-between; part of our hearts drawn to freedom and part…

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