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Reading for Spiritual Growth

I know it’s been a super long time since I’ve posted anything, but I’ve been busy pursuing my Master’s degree, preaching, and being a wife and mother to those I love. Being busy has put a dent in my personal reading, but even if my reading habits have changed in the past year, I have not […]

It's All About ME

On Being A Stay At Home Mom: It’s All About Me

I’m an avid reader, for those of you who don’t really know me.  I’m no way the bookiest person out there, but I average about 3 books a month.  But the crazy thing is, honestly, I can count the number of parenting books I’ve read on one hand.  Truly, I can only count 5 books […]

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What Defines What?

Tonight in our Bible Study group, we were talking about trying to achieve a balance between Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42)–the balance between being and doing–because, let’s face it, it is a finely tuned balancing act.  We have things to do; we can’t just sit around all day, every day, in our attempts to simply […]

Underdog saves DC

Protect and Serve

“Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you–guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.”  2 Timothy 1:14 (NIV) As ministers of the gospel, one of our duties and responsibilities is the safe-keeping and guarding of the message of Jesus Christ and the Word of God.  It’s not only […]

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Tension Requires Confession

I am undergoing a quasi identity crisis.  Some things I know to be true about myself and these things make me happy and content, but within my soul I am finding black holes that suck the light and life and give nothing back.  I’m functioning and still laugh from my gut, and yet I’m also […]

Word

Word (from your Father, as opposed to “to your mother”).  a dumb little joke Ever just want a WORD? Like . . . I don’t know . . . to the questions about what to do with your life. Or, you know you’re missing some detail that would make it all come together but you need […]

What You Might See and Where It Might Come From

>There’s a great blog I’ve been following, Neighborhood Churches dot blogspot dot com, that “Bob McGrath” put together as he attends 50 different churches this year and comments on what he experiences in these diverse traditions and churches. As I read about his experiences and observations I’m left wondering about what he might write of […]

A Balancing Act

>As a mostly stay-at-home momma and a very part-time minister, it would seem like I have a lot of free time on my hands. And I kinda do. Kinda. As any stay-at-home parent knows, “free time” has to be filled with pretty mindless, easily interruptible, and quickly picked back up activities. You can’t get into […]

Heartland Conference–Wes Bartel

> Wes Bartel – Session 1 from Heartland Ministry Network on Vimeo. He says everything I ever want to say, better than I ever could. As I watched this video, I took two pages of notes and couldn’t stop myself from saying things like,“Hallelujah!”, “So True!”, “Right On!”, “Yes, Yes!” . . . over and […]

Leaving Today and Another BonBon Rose Girls Giveaway

>In a couple hours I’m leaving for a couple days of silence and solitude with my friend Megan. We’ve rented a de–luxe room and a nearby B&B and plan to turn off all technology, resist the urge for external input, and allow our souls and spirits to become attuned with the deeper currents of life. […]

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