Category Archives: Christian Life

God is Working – Even if We’re Clueless

Recently I’ve had several conversations about the state of our country that have ended with a bewildered shrug. We clearly see a problem or concern, but the answer seems impossible.  No one knows what to do about it. The conversation … Continue reading

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My Eternal Bucket List

Talk of bucket lists elicits thoughts of adventurous activities like skydiving or mountain climbing or traveling to exotic places. While I understand the human desires and goals expressed in bucket lists, and even the wisdom of writing them down and remembering them, bucket lists seem a … Continue reading

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Losing My Voice, Finding Humility

I was studying the Bible, teaching what I learned, leading a class full of people that I genuinely loved and had just finished a master’s degree in Communication and Culture. I felt like I had arrived. I would use my … Continue reading

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Parenting is Marathon, Not a Sprint

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I’m in awe of people who run 26.2 miles and live to tell about it. My husband, Dan, used to run marathons. He tells me that training for a marathon involves running a lot, eating right, and getting plenty of rest. Physically running for that long may not be in … Continue reading

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Mentored In The Soul of Hospitality

My parents are the soul of hospitality, and their secret is not complicated. They love people. In the age of Pinterest, entertaining can seem a bit overwhelming. We think we must set a creative table, spend hours preparing a fussy … Continue reading

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Have Faith in Times of Frustration

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September means a new school year for children and college students, a new year of work for their teachers and administrators, and a new start to church programs, volunteer plans and Bible studies. It’s a time of renewed effort; new … Continue reading

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Living Life Now and Forever

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If you are a Christian, you know that you have been given the unimaginable gift of eternal life with God. We’re told that we will have resurrected bodies and that there will be no more death, tears, or pain. I … Continue reading

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A Life of Consequence

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could live comfortable happy lives? No challenges. No difficulties. No pain. No rejection. Without consciously thinking in those terms, I think I wanted such an untried and untested existence. The challenges, difficulties, pain and … Continue reading

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Maturity: Grace, Truth and Time

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How would you define maturity? I know it when I see it, but it’s surprisingly difficult to verbalize. According to psychologist and author Henry Cloud, maturity can be defined as follows: “Immaturity is when we ask life to meet our demands … Continue reading

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Closet Full of Memories

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I’m at ThePerennialGen blog this morning, writing about decades of fashion choices still in my closet and the memories they evoke. My closet contains decades of fashion choices. Yes, I own a skirt that I remember wearing to work in … Continue reading

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