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Survey Results: About Devotionals

In April I surveyed women about their devotional habits. I said I would share the results and though I spoke about them a little, I didn’t ever create the blog post I promised. The data was far from scientific, but...

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44: Parents Aren’t Perfect

  Things I’m thinking about this week… Mother’s Day can be hard.  Some parents are toxic.     So I talk about both of these things. Why we should consider being sensitive about Mother’s Day, in case you are oblivious...

Grace and Consequences in Real Life: and good episode for parents 0

42: Grace & Consequence in Real Life

In which I take a few minutes to welcome the new listeners, and talk about why the church needs to be talking more about mental health. Then I tackle the concept of GRACE in our parenting and in our dealings...

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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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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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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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Unconventional Decision Making

I think I’m going to buy a car. I’m sure thousands of cars are sold everyday so this isn’t mind-blowing. But I’ve driven a van for the last nine years and I have three children. Among families like ours a...

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33: Without This Ring, A Conversation with Donna Pyle

When I opened Donna Pyle’s book Without This Ring: Surviving Divorce to prepare for our interview, I was not prepared for how powerful her story and guidance would be. Silly of me since I’m a big fan of Donna’s and...

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032: Loving & Serving My Neighbor Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted, Part I

It is my position that the church needs to be having a louder and more productive and useful conversation about sexual assault and what we can do to serve our neighbors who have faced such experiences. This is part I...

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