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The Miracle in the Filing Cabinet

I spent a good portion of an afternoon this week purging my files. My cabinet was overflowing with papers, and it was time to rid it of all that wood pulp. In one file, I found a miracle. Words from our dear friend Keith Willhite, Patrick’s preaching professor from Dallas Theological Seminary. He wrote to […]

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Madame Guyon Quote of Note

This quote stunned me . . . as it reflected my recent pilgrimage toward grace and freedom in Jesus Christ. It’s not about working hard, folks. It’s about His grace.   O my Divine Love, the desire I had to please You, the tears I shed, my great labours and the little fruit I reaped […]

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Freedom from My Tyrannical Self

Our family has been watching Lakepointe DVDs for church on Sunday. We’re a little behind, so we’re currently listening to Steve Stroope speak about humility, his May and June series. It’s been a great reminder about what humility is and what it isn’t. Something he said really struck me. I guess I’ve always thought of […]

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One Foot Here, One Foot There, God everywhere

A friend recently told me I was straddling continents, one foot in the US, one in France. I’ve been mulling that over in my mind, praying about it, asking God for help. On the one hand, I want to be fully here. Fully in France. Fully acclimating to the culture. On the other hand, I […]

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Review: Kissing Adrien

Kissing Adrien by Siri Mitchell I loved this book. Couldn’t put it down. The love story hooked me from page one, but it was Mitchell’s beautiful ability to bless French culture that endeared me. I love that she is able, through the power of story, to address sticky evangelical issues with candor, showing that a […]

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You Love me Anyway

I want to walk with You on the dusty roads of life Where the grit of myself sands my toes, my heart I want to see Your eyes bore into my emptiness, Your gaze lifting me beyond my small ambitions to be liked I want to hollow a place for me in the crook of […]

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WaterBrook Folks

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Ron, Me and Alice (WaterBrook folks) after a really great meeting.Ron edited Building the Christian Family You Never Had. Alice has been a friend since she worked for Alive.

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Blue Like Copying

I recently wrote this post to The Writer’s View and thought I’d share it with you. By the way, if you’re a Christian writer interested in learning more about the craft and business of writing, seriously consider joining the Writer’s View. Trends are set by people who don’t think about trends. Blue Like Jazz by […]

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When the Outsider Knew

The Lord gave me a thought today on my run. I was thinking about Jesus and what a humiliation it must’ve been for Him to hang there naked as an innocent God/man. Then I remembered these words: “When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, […]

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My Writing Turret

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I call it my writing turret. In the corner of our bedroom there is a five foot by four foot alcove where a desk barely fits. But it’s my sanctuary, my place of refuge where words flow from my mind to the keyboard. I’m surrounded by pictures. In front of me is my bulletin board, […]

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