On Control (And How God Often Works On Chaperones More Than Youths at Youth Camp.)

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Sometimes I feel led to open the doors of my blog to friends – those who don’t have blogs of their own, but still have something God has laid on their hearts. Today is such a day. My friend Renee Renner chaperoned Fuge, a Christian camp for youths who’ve completed 6th grade through college, held…

When Hope Is All You Have

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There are roles in my life – jobs that I have – where payment seems almost criminal. The work is easy for me, and although necessary, I love doing it so much that it seems like it should simply be a gift. Other roles? Sometimes even double or twice my salary isn’t enough to justify…

The Bible – It’s Not About You. Or Is It?

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I read something this weekend from a blog that rebuked a female author for being a “prosperity” or eisegetical preacher. An eisegetical preacher (sometimes called a prosperity preacher) is one who teaches and believes that God is good, and life is all about grace, while infusing their own interpretation of God’s Word to fit the…

Living Fearlessly in Scary Times

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I don’t know about yours, but my news feed is chock full of reasons to go hide under a rock, escape to a foreign country, or both. In the past few weeks, we as a nation have been inundated with so much change. So many reasons to worry. To fear for our future. To worry…

When There’s No Light At The End of Your Tunnel

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Let’s say you have this “thing”. Everyone has a “thing” you love so I know you’ll understand. For me it’s chocolate milk. I love it like plants love water. We literally drink 5-7 gallons of milk a WEEK in our family – white and chocolate combined – we looooove it. So let’s imagine you’re a…