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May 24, 2017 in article

4 lessons of fasting from online shopping

It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. -John 13:1 NIV   I was not prepared for how insanely busy these middle-aged years of my life would be. Some days it seems the currents and tides of life are completely overwhelming. All three…

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May 18, 2017 in a year on the front row, ministry, women

who’s really winning in the conversation about women in leadership

  After my son’s baseball game last Saturday, I overheard two of his teammates discussing who would receive the game ball. “You know he’s gonna get it,” one said, with enthusiasm and genuine joy. He was referring to my son, who had made the ball scream over the fence for his first-ever home run, and then struck out the side as pitcher in the next inning. He had never played so well in his life….

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May 10, 2017 in article

the nagging feeling i have about mother’s day

I’ve been working on a Mother’s Day post for this blog, because I usually write something sweet or funny or encouraging for Mother’s Day. But this year I’ve had a rough go of it. Lately, I can’t help but wonder about Mother’s Day. What exactly is Mother’s Day? It’s very confusing for me. Granted, Mother’s Day has always been a challenge for our family. Sundays are inherently “sticky” for ministers and their families. The first few…

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