Coveting is a big deal

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But we don’t talk about it. I’m reading through Romans every day in preparation for a book I’m writing. Recently I made the connection between Romans 7:7 and 13:9: Well then, am I suggesting that the law of God is sinful? Of course not! In fact, it was the law that showed me my sin. […]

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When Leaders Fall

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I’m sitting in my bed, second day in a row, battling the bronchitis beast that seems to have the most tenacious claws into my lungs. I’m tired of coughing. I’m tired of feeling sick. But that same overwhelm hits me square in the chest when it comes to the recent (many) high profile falls in […]

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Vote for your favorite art

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A little art shop is in the works, and I would so appreciate your help. What are your top three favorites? Vote in the comments.  

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Sexual Abuse and Porn – A Correlation

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I’ve been meaning to write this post a long time, but as you can imagine, it’s not exactly the easiest can of worms to open. I’ll start with my own story, a painful one to admit, told stark on the page of my memoir, Thin Places. Early on, my father dulls me to the dangers […]

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Why I Make Art for Lent

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Some of you have asked me why I do art for Lent. It’s something I started several years ago, longing to do something proactive as I anticipated the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Somehow eliminating something felt less celebratory to me. It had become rote and drudgery, and I didn’t want to remember Jesus […]

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How to get Pray Every Day on any device

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If you have Alexa (Amazon Echo), you can easily subscribe to the daily prayer podcast here. If you’d rather listen on your phone, follow these instructions. First, look at your phone. What kind of phone is it? This is important! To subscribe: Open up this post on your phone. (Well, you probably already have. Sorry […]

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Are You Fatherless? That time #thisisus Triggered Me

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When Jack died on This is Us this week, I didn’t expect to tear up. Not that I’m an emotionless robot, but it’s been 40 years of fatherlessness for me, and I expected to be ho hum during the episode. But the tears erupted. And I once again knew this: you never outgrow your need […]

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Displaced Loyalty and #churchtoo

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When I rallied enough gumption to tell my babysitter, a person in authority (at least over me), that teenage boys were raping me, she let me think she would take care of the problem. But the next day the boys took me away to do what they were wont to do to me that kindergarten […]

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Jesus loved me when…

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I’ve been thinking a lot about my brokenness lately, how flawed I am, how confused and difficult I’ve been in the past, how there have been far too many times I’ve been dramatic in my life. I am far too hard on myself. My friends say so. My husband and kids, too. I introspect. And […]

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EXCITED!

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Something very fun is happening today! I’m launching a shorter-format podcast where I pray for you every single day of the year. (Prayers appreciated for endurance!) The idea originated from my author marketing mastermind group when we had our yearly gathering.  And it’s connected to my latest book, Jesus Every Day. But, really, the passion […]

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