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Talking Myself Into Responding with Love

When things get really frustrating, my failures and shortcomings are magnified. All I can think about is how I can’t do it right. My good deeds are not enough. My attempts at following God’s law are all worthless.   And...

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Was Jesus’ Punishment Enough?

When my marriage looked like a sinking ship, I heard a speaker explaining how the Gospel can (should) factor into relationships. He said something like “If God has forgiven you your sins – totally undeserved – then shouldn’t you forgive...

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Finding and Sharing Truth

The other day on Twitter someone mentioned that he often writes to “preach to himself.” Immediately I could relate. Feeling compelled to write has always been a source of thinking-through for me. At some point when I shared my processes,...

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014: Don’t Be A Loser, Part II

Awhile back I listed out some things I can do when I am feeling like a loser and just can’t get it together. (I’ve decided I need to post these in my office. Or on my forehead.) But meanwhile, I...

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013: Don’t Be A Loser: Pray, Confess

In an effort to be uplifting today instead of super heavy (it IS February after all; in the Midwest that means we are all struggling to go on with our lives because the sun hasn’t shined in 3 months), I...

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012: Beliefs, Brains, and The Bible

Recently I got an email asking what I thought about the IF:Gathering. This conference and the discussions I’ve had about it have prompted the resurfacing of all sorts of emotions and fears I have had in the past. I didn’t...

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I Just Want the Gospel. Over and Over.

A couple years ago when I started listening to podcasts I was anxious to find a community of women with whom I could relate. Everything I heard about podcasts said this was the perfect vehicle for bringing together a niche...

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What Refuge Do I Have?

Please feel free to use this image as comfort and encouragement in whatever way you see fit! Download it on your phone or tablet, send it to a friend, or share it on Facebook. God’s blessings on your day!  

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My God is Crazy Good

Please feel free to use this image as comfort and encouragement in whatever way you see fit! Download it on your phone or tablet, send it to a friend, share it on Facebook. God’s blessings on your day!  

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011: My World Revolves Around Me!

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the right way to approach Scripture. I’m becoming more and more aware of how we make everything about US – including the Bible. Yes, the Bible delivers the message of our salvation. But...

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