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Dieting and the Bible: What they have in common...

So there I was in the middle of an excruciatingly slow jog this evening, with a light rain pelting my balding head, and me trying to wrestle with my faith.   580 more words


I hate feminism.

I hate feminism.  Yes, I am a woman.  I’m probably what most people would consider an independent and relatively successful woman.  I have a master’s degree, I have moved more times than I care to recall, building community from scratch every time, and I pay all my own bills.   1,619 more words

New Testament

What Do You Need Me To Do?

From time to time I need to contact our Youth Pastor to ask for details about an upcoming event, to update him on one of our teens, or to alert him to a concern I have. 138 more words


James 2:8-13

Take time to read today’s scripture passage at the bottom of this post.

First of all, sorry for not posting for the past week. My husband and I went out of town for our 10 year anniversary, so there’s my valid excuse :)   396 more words

Daily Devotions

Step Up to the Cliff

Last year our oldest daughter was a couple of months from graduating from high school and she was ready to get on with life. Plans were set in motion for college, deposits had been made and we were shopping for dorm supplies when an opportunity arose. 411 more words


Church, Here’s Why People Are Leaving You. Part 2

It’s not you, it’s me.

That’s what you seem to be saying, Church.

I tried to share my heart with you; the heart of me and thousands and thousands of people like me who are walking away, to let you know of the damage you’re doing and the painful legacy you’re leaving, and apparently;  756 more words

Kelli LaFramboise reblogged this on quietlyreminded and commented:

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest," Jesus said (Matthew 11:28). He also said he would be gentle with us and teach us His ways. He did not say "come to me and I will criticize you and make you feel worthless." He has extended His grace to ALL. Church, are we loving like Jesus? Are we extending grace? Are we extending that grace to ALL?

Being the Leaver is Easier

Our two youngest kids are 17 months apart, both in high school, just a grade apart. And they each consider the other their best friend. The oldest is a boy, and has convinced his sister that the ability to play Call of Duty and to really understand football are elements that will make her the perfect woman someday.  350 more words