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Today, I’m guest posting over at the lovely Sarah Bessey’s blog on why I shared a deeply personal and mortifyingly honest story in the new anthology, Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank about Faith. I hope that ANY reader of mine knows that I understand community and vulnerability to be a key tenet of mutual healing.   […]

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~ When I first started walking with Jesus, I surrounded myself with a bunch of college-age Christians who were “on fire? for the Lord. Most of them were budding charismatics, and I sat among them—my little Baptist self—hearing concepts that I had never heard of before. Prior to college, I never knew that people in […]

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There is beauty and brokenness in parenting.  The heartache of possibilities held in tension with the fullness of joy is enough to make your heart explode like day old lasagna left too long in a splattered microwave….or something like that.  It’s messy. Brokenness. I want to be a more engaged mother, a kinder mother, a […]

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God is fond of talking to me at two inconvenient times: when I’m in the shower and when I’m in bed at 5 in the morning.  When I’m sleeping, he stands over my bed and pokes me. “Pst…are you sleeping?? I pretend not to hear him and roll over.  Sometimes I put a pillow over […]

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If your new to Lent, here’s the wiki primer on Lent. The gist?  Lent is the 40 day season leading up to Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday.  All a part of the Christian Liturgical Year.  It’s typically a Catholic tradition.  I’m not Catholic but a good idea, is a good idea, right?  It’s meant to […]

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  The genocide in Darfur is deteriorating.  As, I looked at my 8 month old this morning I felt heavy-hearted as I considered what it would be like to not be able to feed him. I’m in awe of the women who love their kids so much but have to watch them starve. These women […]

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Ever since his “baby brudda” was born, my sweet little 4.5 yr. old Ransom hasn’t had a proper blog post dedicated solely to him.  It’s high time for a little Ransom update. Ransom is now 4.5 yrs. old.  He’s has a few speech delays & will start private lessons soon with a speech pathologist.  It […]

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