Tag Archives | Spiritual growth

Forgetting who is Before You

It struck me the other day as I was reading about Moses. He approaches some shrubbery aflame. God speaks, tells him to take off his shoes. “Holy ground,” He says. So Moses is standing before a glimpse of the glory of God. Right there. In bare feet. God’s telling him that he’ll stand before pharaoh […]

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High Low

Around our dinner table every night we share our high of the day and our low of the day. It’s a ritual we’ve come to enjoy and it breeds good discussion around the dinner table. Last night it was very sweet to hear that my children’s high revolved around my book release. Sophie said, “People […]

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Omar

Funny what hits you when you read the Bible. I was reading through Genesis through a bit of genealogy and came across the name Omar. I stopped. Omar. I remember Omar. Omar was Aidan’s very best friend in kindergarten. His parents were new immigrants. One of my huge regrets is that we didn’t invite Omar’s […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things

Starting the year off with Scripture is a good thing. Finishing is even better. I thought I’d share some of my favorite verses with you. May you be blessed as you read and internalize these verses. “For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes” (Jeremiah 31:25) “Although the Lord has given you […]

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Happy You Near

I switched the sentiment last night in the car as we drove home from our friends’ home. We’d watched the New Year come in, and then we danced and danced to 50s and 80s music. I found myself smiling the entire time. It’s hard not to when I’m dancing. So, with extreme fatigue, I said, […]

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The Bible Tells Me So

I’ve been ruminating a bit about the Bible. For years, I’ve read it, mined it, studied it like a math book, memorized it, contemplated it, made lists from it, and shared it with others. I’ve dissected bits and pieces out of it. But seldom have I thought about it as a whole–as an amazing, surprising, […]

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Did you know there was more?

I’ve been working through issues (or “ish” as my friend Jen calls them) in my life lately. (Actually, being the overly introspective sort, I’m constantly refining and redefining my ish–it’s a weird mental hobby of mine!) I chatted with my personal coach about my plethora of ish. She asked me if I’d read the serenity […]

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Everything

There’s a song I can’t get through without weeping called “Everything” by LifeHouse. God’s been whispering the words of that song to my heart for years now, even before LifeHouse penned it. Am I your everything? He asks. I hope so, I say. When the song reaches the crescendo to “You’re all I want. You’re […]

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Studying Esther Part Deux

Studying Esther Part Deux

Today for church, while Patrick spoke to ten Sunday School classes at Lakepointe Church in Texas, we continued our study of Esther. The kids and I read chapters one and two together. We talked about the amazing God-ordained circumstances in the book. And we thought about how Esther was like Cinderella. Then, as part of […]

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Finding my Voice

Finding my Voice

I’ve sung forever and a year (to exhaust a cliche). Not that I’m some recording artist or anything, I’ve just loved to sing. I dropped my friend Valerie at the airport tonight and sung at the top of my lungs with my friend David Crowder (on a CD. Thanks, Don Pape!). I raised one hand […]

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