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Love Beyond Reason

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Although I love the chance to travel and speak, there’s something so special about being in my home church. During one service, I welcomed 4-week old twin girls attending their first service (with the bows on their heads that were bigger than their faces), hugged some teary-eyed friends going through all the stuff life brings, and got to preach with my other friends in the front row with their adopted…

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4 Ways to Get Past Failure and Into Freedom

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Last night I got into an altercation with my young daughter. She wanted to watch a TV show; I wanted her to go to bed. What came next was a series of escalating arguments that ended with one person running out of the room crying and the other person weary and disappointed. (I’ll let you figure out who was who.) As grown-ups, we have a responsibility to steward our lives…

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Happy Birthday to Brave Enough–and a present for you!

By | Jesus, Writing | 5 Comments

Hey friends, Yippee! Today Brave Enough is officially born, available wherever books are sold! She’s Got Issues was special because she was my firstborn book. I was as nervous as a new parent, wondering if I could do this whole author thing right. But through grace and time and so much encouragement from you people, you wonderful readers, I realized that writing is a gift and one that I want…

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When You Forget to Praise

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I’ve been praying a lot of help prayers recently. Sometimes I wonder if help prayers are a sign of immaturity–that I can’t find all the words, the specific petitions, the great theological points to pray to God. But then I think about what Jesus said about being like a little kid–if you can’t be like a little kid with your Heavenly Father, then you can’t enter the kingdom–and help feels about right. When my…

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How to Grow

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  OK, y’all, this is so basic but sometimes simple is what we need. Here’s four minutes on how to actually start reading your Bible every day. 1. Pray for insight. Ask God to help you understand. GROW: G-Get a Study Bible. (choose one, not all!) NIV Life Application; NLT Life Application; NIV Study Bible; ESV Study Bible R-Read the intros! Skim the book’s intro as well as chapter intros. It’ll tell you…

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On Finding Confidence

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This week I’m inviting you to read through Colossians with me–to be in the Word every single day. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, I’m filming a microbiblestudy–a two minute or less moment in God’s Word. We are ALL busy but we can find two minutes to open up our Bibles–we gotta start somewhere, right? Here’s the videos from this week–from Colossians 1 and the beginning of Colossians 2. Colossians 1:1-14:…

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Ministry Minute roundup

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Hey yall- So glad you’ve enjoyed our one or two minutes together in the Bible this week. I’m planning to continue bringing you those words as long as God gives ’em to me! We’ll post the videos of the week all together here on the blog (probably on Thursdays), but you can also just visit my Facebook page or subscribe to my Youtube channel if you’d like to see them…

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Ministry Minute

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Time in God’s word is a spiritual survival skill. It’s a non-negotiable. It’s an essential. I have found that nothing has changed me more than making time for scripture every single day. So I’m trying a new thing here–a little minute in the Word. Check it out!  

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What Every Mom Needs to Hear

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It was a week of epic fails. It’s the little things, as a mom, that start the crumbling. Laundry all over the floor and missing baseball socks. Working late to keep up but waking up groggy and cranky. A missed permission slip for a field trip. It was teacher appreciation week and I’m tearing through the grocery store at 6:40am because I have no lunches and no flowers for the…

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There’s Always Something

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I stood in front of the book rack at the library because it’s where I can breathe. I scanned the titles and the covers, lost in the possibilities of what lies inside a good book…the story, the characters, the setup-conflict-resolution. A perfectly constructed sentence that unlocks a new way of seeing something that I didn’t even know was important and it becomes the lesson my soul was aching to grasp….

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