Category Archives: faith

lessons from a bounce house

Wynter’s birthday was this past weekend and to help her get “jiggy wit it,” we brought in a 40 foot obstacle-course-bouncy-thingy. Needless to say, the party-goers had a blast! Until the injuries started. The girls weren’t following the natural flow of the obstacle course. They’d sit on top of the slide. They’d attempt to climb [...]

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rules without relationship = rebellion {post 2}

When I first heard these four words: rules without relationship = rebellion I immediately related them to parenting. And then as the phrase simmered in my mind, I thought how it also relates to our relationship with God. There’ve been many scholarly words and sermons preached on the differences between religion vs. relationship. Christianity vs. [...]

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running the race … {post three}

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how [...]

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what’s underneath?

This may be the cheesiest, most obvious analogy ever … but it keeps coming to me time and again over the last few weeks. So I’ve decided to get it off my mind and into yours! {lucky you!} So. I’ve started running again. Jogging. Walking. Jolking {I’m coining the term … it’s a combo of [...]

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hope for the hurting

“Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called …” 1 Timothy 6:12 {NIV} I admit to you today I’m broken and hurting. And I have no quick-fix or easy answer. I want to move past this pain and yet it continues to surround me. I wonder [...]

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