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Fasting and Feasting

There’s always negativity about the church from culture and government, but lately there has been a new wave — coming from INside the church. Christians calling out other Christians and putting down Christianity and the Church all together. There’s even a trend that encourages no “authentic believer” to associate with the …

52 books challenge

So, um … those 52 books?

New Years’ always finds people a bit brazen and drunkenly ambitious, doesn’t it? I fall asleep hours before toast time, but cement my goals for the new year days — sometimes weeks — before. In a cloud of bravado and resurrected determination, I’ll pin a list, unrealistically grand, to my desk, …

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Learning to Be Less

On this particular day I’ve been invited to participate in: a 5K to raise funds for my kids’ school a 5K to raise awareness about human trafficking and support a local rescue home a women’s brunch and Bible study at my church a Community Day fair at our local park …

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Anna’s Testimony

Do you ever feel too old for your dreams? Like the window of opportunity closed with your last  – or last TEN …

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It’s okay to be rained on.

Sometimes the cyclone of activity around me fuels energy, productivity and gratitude. Other times it paralyzes me. I crumble beneath its force, …

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Amazed by … Habakkuk?

Have you ever skipped over a book because, even though you weren’t quite sure what it was, you just knew there was …

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Celebrating Passover

My kids know the history behind Passover and can relate the Old Testament stories. They talk of the plagues and the Red …

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A Tale of Two Houses

In Matthew 7 Jesus tells a slew of parables. At first glance, they may seem like tiny, unrelated vignettes. First we read …

Catching Fire

Remember who the real enemy is.

In Catching Fire, the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy, Haymitch tells Katniss: “When you’re in the arena … just remember who the enemy is.” …