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Hearty Cabbage Soup

This is definitely a Hearty Cabbage Soup! If you’re like me you might think “cabbage soup diet” when you hear cabbage soup. (Yes, I’ve done the Cabbage Soup diet. Hasn’t everyone?) But the men in my house want hearty, delicious food and to be honest, so do I! So when I’m cooking I’m for sure…

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How to Be The Spiritual Leader Your Children Need

If you’re a parent, this post is for you. I know you really want to be the spiritual leader your children need! What a privilege and responsibility we’ve been given! Whether you share that role with your spouse, you’re going it alone as a single parent, or you have a spouse who’s an unbeliever, I pray…

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The Whisper Only Your Heart Can Hear

I love God and I love the way He loves me. Sometimes He loves me big—you know those over-the-top, mind-blowing, part-the-Red Sea kinds of ways. But I’m especially fond of the ways He loves me small. Not that His love is small, but the way He often shows His love is so private and personal…

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Just the Good Stuff #1 (July Highlights)

Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. Psalm 55:22 NASB The past month was filled to overflowing. I’ve been neck deep in July and end of summer break stuff so it’s taken me a week to get this post finished. We’ve celebrated…

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5 Ways to Find Joy in Corporate Worship

I’m troubled by the trend among Christians of critiquing the church service—the form of corporate worship— as if we’re all judges on America’s Got Talent. But here’s the thing: Corporate worship isn’t a spectator sport and we’re not there to be entertained. I’m not saying the form of worship is irrelevant or should never be…

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Sisters, 80’s Hair, and the Desires of Your Heart

Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 I’ve had some trouble with that verse over the years. It’s a love-hate relationship with 15 words, really. So I want to tell you a story with a few pictures and more words that might explain how I’ve come to…

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When It Feels Like Everything Is Falling Apart

My daughter, Maddie, is a student at Leavell College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Recently, she called to share what she had written in her journal after a particularly difficult few days and weeks. I was greatly encouraged by her words and asked if I might share them here with you along with her photos…

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