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Life pulls you in so many directions, and the demands on your time and your psyche can seem overwhelming. Experience the joy and contentment that comes from knowing we have stopped striving and are rest in God's unconditional love.
For Your Weekend: In the beginning…

December 24, 2022

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 1:1–18
Breathe in: You are here with me, God.
Breathe out: And I am here with You.
I think we all need this little 10-second break to take a breath and come into the awareness and presence of Emmanuel, [...]

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For Your Weekend: Don’t Worry. Be Ready.

November 26, 2022

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 24:36–44
On the first day of my junior year of college, I sat stunned as I heard my professor say, “In this class, I will never tell you when you are going to have a test.” I was outraged. [...]

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For Your Weekend: The Widow Who Never Stops Asking

October 15, 2022

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Luke 18:1–8
There was once a time in my life when my prayers to God were bold. I asked Him for everything from revival in the world and miracles in tragedy to things like my sanctification, a husband, acne medicine that I couldn’t afford, [...]

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For Your Weekend

October 8, 2022

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Luke 17:11–19
Imagine you are shopping for a swimsuit. It’s January. Your skin hasn’t seen much sun. You’ve enjoyed all sorts of warm breads and festive treats throughout the Christmas season. It’s been delightful. You get into the dressing room with the most unforgiving lights and try the first suit on. [...]

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The Lies That Messed With Me When I Deleted Social Media

September 27, 2022

I’ve been off social media for the last twelve weeks. Give or take. I don’t know exactly how long it’s been because I’m no longer paying that much attention to it. But in those early weeks, I could have told you down to the day. This was not because I was coming off a social media addiction; [...]

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Step Into His Blessed Life

September 6, 2022

What do you think of when you think of soul-piercing beauty? Where would you go if I asked you to step out of this world for a moment and enter into pure, unadulterated peace? 
When I find in myself the desire to leave this world for another, [...]

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Get Up

August 30, 2022

I told her—the nurse with the purple headband and the sparkly eyes—that she was nutty.
I. Was. Not. Getting. Up.
Our fourth child was less than 12 hours old, and I was quite content to stay horizontal in the hospital bed. After enduring my first C-section, [...]

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Things Could Be Worse

August 23, 2022

We moved our daughter into her freshman dorm last week, and the operation went surprisingly smooth if you were to ask me. If you ask my husband, he would say otherwise. Perhaps you heard him after he carried four gigantic bins up nine flights of stairs in 95-degree weather. [...]

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Audience Of One

August 16, 2022

Middle schoolers are not my jam. If I’m being honest, other people’s kids are not my jam. I’ve never been the mom who hosts playdates or coaches soccer. I lead Walking with Purpose small groups with ADULT women—adult women who already love Jesus and whose prefrontal cortex is completely developed. [...]

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Jesus Is The Prize

August 2, 2022

Sometimes I come across a gospel story that doesn’t make sense to me. I can read it over and over again and listen to explanations, but something about it doesn’t click. Jesus often spoke in parables and veiled language to His followers. Two thousand years later, [...]

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