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Bearing Together [First Monday of Advent]

Psalm 145—The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that He has made. I like bringing people food.  Namely soup. If you know me, that doesn’t surprise you.  I like to cook and I love to cook […] Read more…

the gifts of Advent

I almost fear telling you this because you will seriously know how CRAZY I have been, even from childhood. Every single Christmas morning that I can remember, I would wake up at midnight, or 1am, or if my mom was lucky—at 2am. READY TO OPEN PRESENTS. And she was so kind and unable to tell […] Read more…

Am I My Sister’s Keeper [Lent, Day 8]

Texts: Psalm 107:23-32, Gen. 11:27-12:20, Mark 4:21-41, Luke 15:11 “There was a man who had two sons.” [This is part of my Lenten devotional study of the prodigal son. Click Here to Download ] My sister is sixteen months younger than me, and we’ve basically grown up like twins. We have the same laugh, the same […] Read more…

Something Other Than God [Lent, Day 6]

Lent Day 6: Something Other Than God Texts: Psalm 104:1-9, Gen. 7:11-8:12, Mark 3:20-35 [This is part of my Lenten devotional study of the prodigal son. Click Here to Download ] “And he took a journey into the far country.” I was never much of a rebellious child, but when I was ten years old, I […] Read more…

Where your power lies…

I did everything I was supposed to do. Three years.  Three complete rewrites.  Countless sleepless nights.  Many editors. Finally, one hard truth given to the world as a gift—the spoils of my adventures into the far and dark country of my past. I wrote my story, I did the hard work of telling the world about […] Read more…