Tag Archives: the Bible

Die to the Bench to Walk on the Sidewalk

“For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop the Madness

  As I sit down to write this post, I’m mentally running through how each group of people reading this may or may not respond to whatever I write. Some of the imagined responses contribute to my pride. Others contribute … Continue reading

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Holding On To You

So, this is what has happened. There was a morning during our honeymoon that Jacob and I were making breakfast and listening to worship music, all in a remote cabin located in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. The song “Here With Me” … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of Freedom

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by … Continue reading

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Rise To It

Sneakers against studio hardwood. Slam. Shuffle. “I got defense!” Slam. Shuffle. Sneakers. As I ran and jumped and skipped, did push ups of the regular and pop-up (no) variety, sprinted, laughed, shook, squatted, broke myself, I couldn’t help but smile … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Easy

I sometimes really forget that God’s plan is a lot bigger (a lot bigger) than my mess ups and failures. And when I’m reminded of His power and bigger-ness, I’m so relieved that His plan and His character and His … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Like He’s Listening

During lunch today I sat in the Pie Shop, praying for Jake, for his guys, for their leaders, for soldiers. Against the attacks of the enemy I’ve been praying for the girls on campus, for Taylor, Charlene, Kat, and Bree. … Continue reading

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