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Bended Knee
On December 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pain, of any sort, reveals something critical about our relationship with God.  

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Yes and Amen
On October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever felt like God whispered a promise into your heart? I keep thinking about teenage Mary and the dramatic promise Gabriel gave her, that she would conceive through the Holy Spirit and the child growing inside her would be called Son of God. Whether it is a very personal promise or a prophetic […]

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Parable of the Sower War on Rocks Wheat Field Montana
Parable of the Sower: War on Rocks
On May 23, 2019 | 2 Comments

Just like the farmers in Montana who walk their thousands of acres scouring for rocks every single year, we must wage war on the rocks in our own hearts…

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Six Steps to Still Your Inner Storm
On October 25, 2018 | 1 Comments

When I sat down this morning to work on my blog, my mind was a perfect storm of anxiety and anger.  Mental hurricanes can sneak up on me causing me to be high strung and live with an undercurrent of anger which comes dangerously close to the surface. I, for sure, could not think straight […]

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This Side of Heaven
On October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The choice to trust God from right in the middle of our grief, our doubts and our disappointments rises to heaven as a fragrant offering, a special occasion, because the moment is fleeting. We can only offer Him this weak, pain-filled and vulnerable gift when we are in the dark and the darkness will not last.

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Finding Jesus in the Old Testament – Part Two
On October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many followers of Jesus avoid the Old Testament as if they might catch one of the plagues Moses called down during the Exodus if they read it. Instead, they head for the easiest content by centering their study of Jesus almost entirely on what they can read about Him in the gospels. The gospels are a beautiful portrayal of Jesus when he walked the dusty roads of ancient Israel, but given that He existed since before time began (John 17:5) they leave us with a partial picture of His character.

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Alive and Active
On October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a little girl sitting in one of the front few pews of our church, I could feel the curve of the wooden pew behind me. It made me very conscious of my posture. I would sit up tall and arch my back to match the backward curve of the pew. As I straightened out […]

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Trophy Wife
On September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

For a stay-at-home, “What do you do?” is always a difficult question to answer.  Keeping my expression confident and joyful, I’d say, “Oh, I’m home with the kids.” Which was nearly always followed by awkward silence.

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What Does Your Jesus Look Like?
On September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

My husband and I teach Sunday school to the 3rd-5th graders at our church. When it is our turn to teach, we bring the class down to the front of the congregation and sing worship songs in “big church.” The kids get a front row look at a stained glass depiction of Jesus with pencil […]

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New Growth
On September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

I read the email a second time, just to make sure I understood. There it was, plain as day: We could not recover the files. My heart sank into my stomach. Last October I had about one third of my book completed and then my computer crashed. We replaced the faulty drive and tried to […]

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