Tag: compelling heart
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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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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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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Parenting from Faith not Fear
On September 5, 2018 | 4 Comments

One of my favorite things about church is the worship. I belt out worship songs with my whole heart—not caring who hears me. There are songs about God’s love. There are songs about His holiness. But some of my favorites are the anthems that remind us of His might and sovereignty. It is strange how […]

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Finish Well, Finish Together
On August 20, 2018 | 6 Comments

I wish you could meet my friend, Jena.  Maybe you already know her.  Jena is tenacious. To give you an example, we ran a race together this weekend and at a  little past mile twelve, when I was huffing it to keep up with her, Jena turned to me and asked, “Which of those two […]

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