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Needing It Every Day

We have a children’s book written by Max Lucado called You Are Special. It’s an allegory (a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning) about these wooden dolls made by the man on the...

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38: God’s Grace & Healing After Sexual Assault

    This is episode #2 in my series about sexual assault where we dive into the spiritual implications of it. Episode #1 can be found here! This is a deep, complicated topic, so I brought in someone with experience...

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The Use of a Pastor

“He called churches in the area to see if anyone has a room to rent for the summer! Plus then he said he could worship with them!” We shouldn’t have been surprised at this wise move, but when a college...

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37: Are You Good Enough?

I saw a very nice happy meme that said YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH and was supposed to make me feel better and encourage me after I had a rough time with something.  But it just makes me feel squirmy.  Because...

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Swirling National Chaos and the Helper I Need

Many of us are starting off this week feeling like we just left a bar fight that’s spilling out in the street in front of our houses. Things are being said and done that just aren’t right. Sides have been...

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Merciful Mornings

If you’ve been around here much you know I love fresh starts. Even mornings can feel like a do-over opportunity.      I definitely need all the new grace I can get. This is best pondered in the context of...

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36: The Problem with Women’s Bible Studies

Women’s Bible studies are a surprisingly controversial topic in Christian conversations. You’d think they would be a no-brainer, but instead it can be divisive and complicated.      In today’s episode I address the elephant in the room when it...

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35: God Here With Me

      How is God WITH me? Recently when I was trying to clarify what my podcast and blog are all about, I ended up with this chart.    FINDING OUT.. HOW our Faithful God IS WITH US in...

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34: Christmastide & the New Year

For a direct link to easily download the show onto your device, scroll to the bottom of the post.    I’m back from holidaytime and I’m so glad to get things going for 2017! Today’s show is me checking in...

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The Guilt, Truths, and Hope of Christmas

This Christmas season was in many ways like the usual craziness of recent years. Lots of shopping to do, busy December schedule including birthday for the oldest child, Sunday school responsibilities filling in any empty spaces. Work, parenting, married stuff...

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