Category Archives: On Faith and this Life

Plot Twist: Waiting for God to Speak

Ever wondered how you ended up somewhere? Ever found yourself questioning your path? Doubting your choices? Worse yet, wondering if perhaps you didn’t hear the call you thought you heard? But it’s not always a good feeling. The God of … Continue reading

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Precious Breath: Becca, One Year Later

Exactly one year ago, at 9:42pm September 21, 2012, one of the best moments of my life quickly turned into the absolute worst moment in my life. My baby girl came into this world, and did not breathe. I remember … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 2

Originally posted on ERIK LINDEEN:
I love the Psalms.  They are such rich, authentic prayers by real, broken people.  Last week, I shared some reflections on the first part of Psalm 23.  Today, I want to look at the middle…

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The Art of Ministry: Generosity Required

“Listen carefully to what I am saying—and be wary of the shrewd advice that tells you how to get ahead in the world on your own. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity. Stinginess impoverishes.” Mark 4:25, The … Continue reading

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The Art of Ministry: It’s Not Complicated

You know what I tend to forget? Ministry happens in small moments. It’s not all about leading big programs, or creating huge experiences. It’s not always about droves of people, and lengthy services. (In fact, it’s never about lengthy services. … Continue reading

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9 months and I’m still in awe

Tomorrow marks 9 months … and I’m still in awe. 9 months ago I was dancing away to “Just Dance” on the Wii … anything to get Baby Boo to come out! 9 months ago tonight, I was packing my … Continue reading

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Be Near

Do you hang verses around your home in an attempt to be immersed in God’s word? I do. Every other cupboard door, over the stove, on the side of the microwave that faces my so called “office” in the kitchen. … Continue reading

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Totally Worth It

I remember early in my pregnancy with Rebecca, I messaged some friends on Facebook: Okay, ladies, did you ever have thoughts like this? “Why in the world am I messing with what I have right now by adding another child??” … Continue reading

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Never Woulda Thought

When I woke up on September 21, 2012, I never woulda thought so much would happen in a matter of hours. My life took a major twist. And though we’ve ended up miraculously straightened back out, my heart will never … Continue reading

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38 Weeks: One Day

I woke up this morning, got my buddy breakfast, filled my coffee cup to the brim, and sat down to read my Bible. I started with my Jesus Calling devotional, September 8:   Accept each day exactly as it comes … Continue reading

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