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Raising Our Kids Alongside the Calves

When we were dating I specifically asked Brad if he had any intention of being a farmer. No, he said unequivocally. Oh good! I did not want to marry a farmer. The seasons are long. The work is hard. The...

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A Letter to Like-Minded Believers about Online “Ministry”

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  I come to you earnestly searching for a compassionate conversation about online ministry. Whether you call it “ministry” or not, the voices of Christian leadership online are not going anywhere. Many of us have had...

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This year I’ve been writing some daily devotions and I can’t seem to shake the desire I have to put them in an ebook or something for public consumption. But in early April when I was pondering how this would...

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Delicate but Laborious Matters

The weather this year has been mild so far to say the least. Last night thunderstorms and hail moved through and tornadoes an hour or so northwest of us. It’s March 1st and I’m not sure what “normal” is anymore....

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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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Sideline Cheering & Bold Prayers

In some parts of the county it’s rained way too much this month. The corn and beans love the heat and humidity, but 12 inches of rain in less than 7 days doesn’t work out too well around here. Many...

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021: Messy Conversations Part II: Job’s Friends

Last episode I interviewed counselor Amanda Hofbauer from Chicago, IL for advice about how to comfort our friends who are struggling with something. We talked about the not-helpful thing people say and what might be more useful to our neighbors. ...

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020: Messy Conversations, Messy Circumstances

  “Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.” -Megan Divine Today’s show is about those uncomfortable conversations where we cannot fix the problems people are struggling with. I am honored to have Amanda Hofbauer, MA,...

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