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What Would You Grab?

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in God at Work, Overcoming, Perseverance | 2 comments

What Would You Grab?

I remembered sitting in a circle on the floor with my Bible study small group—a bunch of 20-something, full of wisdom and godly insight. The question of the night was, “If your house was on fire and you could only grab one thing before getting out, what would you grab?” The leader intended it as a segue into the “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be…” passage, so we all knew the correct answer. It was, “I would grab my Bible,” implying that it would be within reach no matter which room of the house we happened to be in at the...

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When Life Doesn’t Look Like the Picture

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in God at Work, Overcoming, Perseverance, Suddenly Single Mom | 0 comments

When Life Doesn’t Look Like the Picture

Let’s face it; life rarely turns out exactly like the picture we imaged for ourselves. But what about when the picture we had falls off the wall and breaks? Will our kids be okay? This week I had the honor of writing a guest post for my friend Cheri’s blog Re-Minded Homeschooling, where I share how God helped me find the answer to that question. How did I get here? A single mom, living with my parents again, waiting for a divorce to finalize? My young adult son Christian had stayed behind in the city we’d called home for almost...

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Just Throw It Away!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in God at Work, Overcoming | 0 comments

Just Throw It Away!

Last week, I threw something away that I’d been hanging onto for a long time. It wasn’t a thing exactly; it was a piece of the past that I’d analyzed to death until it became a waste of energy. Some stories will never make sense. It’s interesting what happens when we stop trying to figure out what will never make sense: we recognize the warped ideas that came with it–beliefs that my more charismatic friends would call “lies from the pit of hell,” and suddenly we want those gone too. Later that day, I pictured myself untangling one of...

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From Someone Else’s Jesus to Real Jesus

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Books, God at Work, Overcoming, Perseverance | 0 comments

From Someone Else’s Jesus to Real Jesus

I was one of those kids who thought she had a boring testimony because it didn’t include a shocking story. One of those kids who went straight from the hospital nursery to the church nursery. One of those kids who asked Jesus into her heart before she had a chance to commit any big sins but somehow “knew I was a sinner.” I’d said a bad word that the neighbor boy taught me, and once when Mom put a pack of plain white underwear into the shopping basket, I sneaked and switched them for the flowered ones that I liked better. I lost count of...

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And It isn’t Even Christmas!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Friendship, God at Work, Overcoming, Perseverance | 4 comments

And It isn’t Even Christmas!

I just received a book in the mail that I hadn’t ordered and wasn’t expecting. As soon as I saw the title, I knew who’d sent it—the same friend who slipped me this cute box after a lunch and shopping trip on Saturday, before we headed to Starbucks for coffee. We’d been chatting about writing off-and-on all afternoon—what I was working on, what she was working on, ideas that sounded like the answer to our “What’s next for me, God?” prayers until they fell flatter than a batch of chocolate chip cookies that doubles as a lesson in why you should...

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