Life, Death and Joy in Christ

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I took my daughter to the park the other day. The spring time weather has been so gorgeous recently, and it was hard not to well up with joy at seeing her excitement when I told her we could go swing on the swings. That was last week, and this week she’ll be turning two. Another woman took her daughter …

A letter to my sister.

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Since I was a little girl, one of my favorite portions of scripture has been Proverbs 31, highlighting the Wife of Noble Character. This portion of God’s Word shaped me in my younger years, and has served as a goal for me to reach as a new wife, and a future mother. The words found in Proverbs 31 were given …

A New Story to Tell

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My pastor recently preached a timely and challenging sermon on parenting. He asked us to think on what we are teaching our children to love, what we are teaching them to value. What am I discipling in them? What am I communicating to them? I thought about it all week. This was so timely for me as I was just recently venting …

Parades, Persecution, and the Power of Christ

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Brave women gather as they march to the shores where they will immerse themselves in water, take a sharp breath, and come up dripping with new life. So together they walk down the street to the water. That’s a parade. Brave women risk the ridicule, alienation, and abuse because their faith doesn’t match their culture. Hearts pound and minds race …

The Beginning

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Everything had started so well. My husband was confident in God’s calling for him to be a pastor, even though we knew that it would mean leaving behind a secure job. The job did not make us rich, but life was stable. I was pregnant with our second child. Our young church was growing, and people were being changed by …