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030: Now What? Our Everyday Reality as Christians

As a young adult Christian I was constantly wondering what my life was supposed to look like as a follower of Christ. My everyday life. How does one “serve Christ,” really, with all these distractions? What careers count? I definitely...

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Mustering a Small Prayer from the Shadows

I’ve had a great couple of days. Life isn’t perfect but I should be feeling good. Lots of reasons to be happy. Instead anxiety has snuck up and my mind is racing. I can feel my countenance slipping quickly into...

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Not Knowing What’s Next. And Surviving It.

We’ve been in the field about a week now and it’s been going well. Yesterday I drove the combine all day picking corn and overall it was a good day. It started raining about 4PM and we quit and called...

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Everything I Need From Him

I’m not sure who to blame, but I frequently have to sit myself down and REFOCUS. Whether it’s planning a meal, cleaning the house, or moving forward in my ministry, I find myself asking “Now what was I doing again?”...

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022: Positive Thinking is Not Biblical Thinking

I was doing some blog-housecleaning and discovered that this podcast episode never made its way to the blog! So weird. Anyway, this was a great show and this book is really profound! Enjoy!     Today’s long awaited episode is...

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Recommended Reading: Home

Today my friend and talented writer Kathy Strauch shares with us her review of Home, a book about our eternal home. Heaven is a popular topic, but I think Elyse offers a refreshingly Scriptural explanation coupled with the questions and...

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029: Grownup Friendship Goals

Most of us have had a series of friendships that can bring up a whole host of emotions when we think about them. It occurred to me recently that some of us (me included!) might not be approaching our friendships...

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Right Before Everything Changes

The house is finally quiet. The second week of school is almost over but of course it hasn’t looked as I expected. Sick kids, busy days, stressful news… But today the house is quiet. The rain falls steadily outside. Our...

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028: Jesus Is Like An Onion

We are layered people. Not one-dimensional like the people on sitcoms.  Me. My husband. The grocery store clerk. Everyone.  Jesus too.  There’s way more to Him than I tend to think.  He’s layered like an onion – just like us. ...

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