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Lent in Reverse: Fasting from God (part 1)

With surprising (and embarrassing) clarity, I could see hours wasted and opportunities missed. They stacked in messy piles around the corners of my mind, cluttered like the scene of forgotten landfills. Scavenger birds drew near and the sun set while an evangelist in a worn broad-striped suit proclaimed this was …

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Learning to Worry Big

My husband recently returned from his third trip of the year. This time he was in London for a week. Without the rest of us. Weird things happen when we are left without him. Ellie, for one, expects to sleep in my bed every night and spend every afternoon shopping. …

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I wrote a book. Okay, so that’s not really news since I’ve written a number of books. The real news is … I now have a published book! This book, written in journal-like style, offers inspirational insights gleaned in the midst of what I considered a mundane life. Can God be found between …

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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 …


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 nothing exciting there? You knew it was probably quite dull and so glossed over it or ignored it all together. But then — have you ever forced yourself …


Celebrating Passover

My kids know the history behind Passover and can relate the Old Testament stories. They talk of the plagues and the Red Sea and Pharoah’s stubborn heart, but, since we’re not Jewish and most of their Jewish friends aren’t practicing, they miss a lot of its power. They forget that …

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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 of logs and specks in eyes and the challenge not to be hypocritical. We have dogs, pearls and pigs, which seems to suggest wise stewardship of our time …

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