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WHEN GOD SHOWS UP IN YOUR ORDINARY LIFE

I long for greatness—an extraordinary life of eternal significance. Not fame or fortune or celebrity status. Rather the deep need to know that my life matters—that I will leave behind something more than a carbon footprint and a closet full of cute clothes I found at the thrift store. WHEN GOD SHOWS UP IN YOUR…

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WILD OBEDIENCE: WHEN GOD SAYS “STAY”

When God invites us to Wild Obedience He always has a plan. Sometimes I am sure I know the plan. Oftentimes I’m wrong. “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.” Isaiah 55:8 I want to slip out of the corner booth, leave…

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Homemade Tomato Soup

Thanks to gardens, green thumbs, and generous friends we’ve had plenty of tomatoes this summer. Last week a friend from church called and said, “Call your husband and tell him to meet me in the church parking lot on his way home from the office and I’ll give him a bag of tomatoes.” I expected…

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When Life Seems All Uphill

There are days when life seems all uphill. You begin the day worn and weary. You start out behind and feel you’ll never catch up. The to-do list is longer than any one person can handle and everyone seems to need a piece of you. I’ve had my fair share of uphill days. This “snapshot…

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