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purpose. hope. grace.

the problem with numbers

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations..." Matthew 28:19 (ESV) Last time I checked, verse 20 doesn't say "..and make sure you have the numbers to prove it!" So it continues to befuddle me the churches that use numbers... Continue Reading →

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Hope is a choice.

I stumbled upon Curious Faith thanks to a devotional piece written by the author, Logan Wolfram, for the shereadstruth.com study on Lent last February. And just recently I loaned it to a friend. I'm sure this book will be a lot... Continue Reading →

A Crazy Kind of Hope

I spent Tuesday night reeling from the insanity of the election results just like the rest of you. And I was angry at first, angry that this man was voted in (I kindly asked my husband if from now on... Continue Reading →

Motherhood: The New American Idol

I have a confession to make. I used to judge working moms. I thought that being a stay-at-home-mom was God's work and that if I allowed myself to think my self-worth was tied up in anything other than that, well... Continue Reading →

Twenty-Somethings & The Church

My small group full of mamas at our church is reading "For the Love" by Jen Hatmaker. We've laughed. We've cried. We've lamented. And we're barely half-way through. There's  a chapter I had just too much to say on, at least... Continue Reading →

Who I Am

I am a woman. I am a wife. I am a mother. I am a sister. I am a daughter. I am also a granddaughter. The oldest grandchild on both sides of my family, actually. Hello, I'm a type A... Continue Reading →

Anxiety, anger, and faith.

I've been trying to faithfully read the Lent study every morning from shereadstruth.com  and this morning was about running from the inevitable rescue from our Savior (i.e. The story of Jonah). Today's writer posed a very good point; "When I row away... Continue Reading →

Room to breathe

Feels like we're almost to the finish line. There are pros and cons to having an overlap week, when you've moved but still have keys to the old place. More time to clean and get the last odds and ends,... Continue Reading →

3 more days.

Until we move out of this apartment life (hopefully forever) and into a real house with its own walls and ceilings we do not share with anyone. I should be so excited. I am. But its frustratingly excited. I'm not... Continue Reading →

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