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No Laughing Matter

“Lord Jesus, I offer myself to Your people. In any way. Any place. Any time.” – Corrie Ten Boom I read (okay, skimmed) an article in The Atlantic recently about how witchcraft is on the rise. People are scared. They’re looking for guidance. I know a lot of people might roll their eyes and think […]

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The Art of Listening

I love a good meme. And I also don’t. I forget how beautifully quiet the world is when I’m not on Facebook. I forget how God made me to be a listener, not a sponge for other people’s thoughts and opinions. I get back on sometimes because I mistakenly believe I have to be a […]

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Distant but Social

A few weeks ago, I socialized. Distantly. It was much needed. A few friends (under 10) and I got together a healthy six feet apart in our church parking lot and talked. T-A-L-K-E-D. This post is about how I’m horrible at talking in groups. Like, HORRIBLE. It’s a tennis match for me, and I feel […]

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Bury Those Forks

Job’s friends are the worst. They’re slowly sticking a fork into his side in an attempt to “comfort” him. Here’s a man who’s lost everything. His children, his home, his health. Even his wife tells him to curse God and die. I relate to Job. But I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t […]

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I Don’t Do It for the Friendships

Sometimes, I don’t want to talk about Jesus. There. I said it. Not just speaking, not just believing but FOLLOWING Jesus means giving every part of myself. And because my venue has always been writing and blogging (the latter since 2009, what what), I know this is the platform God’s designed for me. He wants […]