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Can I Make 2016 “The Year”?

My mind screamed for a break from the work I was doing, even though I’d finally gotten into a good flow, and probably should have stayed focused. But that’s how my world is now, right? Unfocused. Scattered. Distracted. Tired. So … Continue reading

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When You Finally Get the “NO”

People always say “Oh, God’s never not answering you. His answer is just ‘not yet’.” People say “It’s in times of waiting, hoping, dreaming, wishing, begging for answers that we are shaped, molded, and challenged to trust.” People encourage “Just keep … Continue reading

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Day 1 of 3 Day Cleanse

I have a headache. I’m irritable. I’m fatigued. I’m freezing (that’s just cuz it’s Wisconsin in February, I guess.) I’m battling cravings. I wanna give in. (Oops–I did. More on that later.) Apparently all of this means it’s working, right? … Continue reading

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A New Year: Choosing Joy

I’ve let the blog lag, lately. I’m well aware, and while it saddens my heart, I just don’t have the space in my life–nor the focus and direction–to pour into this right now. WordPress sent me the usual “would you … 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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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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