What God Has Joined Together

I never knew a more fascinating man than Jim Reimer. I never heard a better preacher or was knit at the heart with someone, quite the same. And I never saw anyone as devoted to a man such as he as my mom. If you’ve read my book {w}hole, you already know many of the...

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5WPD 101: Friday 5 – 5 Resources for Wanting God

Friday 5 – 5 books that increased my desire for God. Links: Secrets of the Secret Place by Bob Sorge The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions Walking with God by John Eldredge Sit, Walk, Stand by Watchman Nee Falling Free by Shannan Martin...

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The Call to Splinters

So they say the Cross is glossy now, or at least that’s the story on Instagram. Cool pastors, ripped jeans, and the big, round-rimmed glasses that should have stayed in the 80’s but someone brought them back. I like fashion, too, but are we preaching Jesus or selling...

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Why the Church Ignores Racism (and other things, too)

There’s a lot I don’t know about. I’ve never broken a leg or had my appendix taken out, so don’t ask me about that. I’ve never adopted a child or tucked a foster child into a bed in my home, held them while they had night terrors. No one in my house has special needs,...

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The 2 Things We Need to Grow Strong in God in 2018

I’ve been reading on the internet…people proclaim this and that – 2018 is the year of...and honestly, it’s all over the map. I’m hopeful they know something I don’t, but will you quit reading if I tell you God didn’t give me the memo on the theme of this year, at...

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Never Ask People’s Permission To Do What God Tells You To Do

I thought long and hard about the last words I want to write in 2017. Sometimes, I’ve found, it’s easier to know the don’t than the do and go from there. I don’t want to give a lot of advice or talk about pages on a calendar. I don’t want to reflect on the year. 2017...

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So You Want Peace for the Holidays?

If you know anything about my family, you know we are not poster children for the word zen. “How do you have a peaceful house for the holidays?,” I’m asked by a friend, and I try to play it cool. Thoughts of my husband’s crazy loud voice, my boy's lively debates over...

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Go Back to Where You Lost Your Keys

Go Back to Where You Lost Your Keys

I talked about some things on the Jamie Ivey podcast recently I hadn’t intended. Turns out, when you feel comfortable in a space with a Jesus girlfriend, you open up old wounds. It feels like a zillion years ago, but it was actually only 6, that I wrote about some of...

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I Don’t Want to Live In a Christian Castle

I Don’t Want to Live In a Christian Castle

"We have been so busy creating castles for ourselves that we haven't stopped to notice they aren't really very beautiful." ~Lisa Whittle, I Want God   I’m about to get on my Christian Twitter and type 140 Christian words about a Christian issue Christians talk...

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