Are You Going On Vacation Or Getting Married?

Are You Going On Vacation Or Getting Married?

The first time I went to Florida on vacation, I had no idea a place like that even existed. Growing up in Ohio, I was used to pine trees, not palm trees. Riding a bike in December? Unheard of! Running up and down the beach chasing crabs instead of lightening bugs. As Jasmine from the…

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Some Theology Stinketh

Some Theology Stinketh

When I was a teenager there was a boy at school who had a crush on me. I did not reciprocate those feelings. He got a group of guys together one Saturday night and used over 100 rolls of toilet paper to “decorate” our house. But they also took limburger cheese and smeared it across…

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On Point Prayer

On Point Prayer

When people ask for prayer, I’m sure it is with the best intentions. But the way they ask may not be yielding the best results. I’ve done it, maybe you have too…I’m talking about vague requests or ”the unspoken prayer” petition. Here is the problem with that: faith begins where the will of God is…

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3 Ways To Overcome Fear

It was a busy Saturday afternoon in the salon–hair dryers buzzing, water running, phones ringing, endless chatter from the ten stations, TV in the background droning on about current events. In the middle of the bustle was a young girl waiting for Grandma to get her hair colored. You could hear the video game sounds…

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Conquering Chaos

Conquering Chaos

This morning I received a text that said, “I’m stressed. I miss how the world used to be. I can’t handle this chaos.” At that moment, I knew that anything I said would sound cliche. A few hours later I felt led to go to the grocery store. Weird, because I just went yesterday and…

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The Power Of Transparency

It was Friday night–the beginning of a weekend women’s church retreat. What could be better? God. Food that I didn’t have to prepare. A beautiful hotel. It was going to be good. And then the first speaker opened her mouth… She had been the praise and worship leader in her church and fallen in love…

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Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude. It’s a German word that means “damage joy” or experiencing joy when you hear about the troubles of others. It’s not just the kind of joy that you experience within yourself either. It is the kind of joy that shows on a person’s face. Yeah, like big-time joy…possibly with a laugh attached to it.…

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A Season of “AND”

A Season of “AND”

Amos 9:13 (MSG) says, “Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.” God’s Decree. “Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off…

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No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached

This morning I was meditating on one of my all-time favorite verses: The Lord has appeared of old to me, s​ aying: ​“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” Jeremiah 31:3 NKJV The words “drawn you” at the end of the verse popped off the page…

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