Jehovah Rusha: Fastest God in the West

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I sit here in my car before Wednesday night services, listening to birds sing from the pines, and We Are Messengers sing from the speakers. I type with one hand, because I broke the other wrist in two places this weekend. Fun times at Casa de Sipps. All weekend long, I waited for the miraculous…

Leaning Into Community

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September has been lovely, but not long enough. In my quest for contentment, peace, and closeness to Jesus, I embarked on a month of rest. #SabbathSeptember. Limited social media. Holding friends and kids and spouses closer. No to time squashers and yes to snuggles and silly sleepovers. But September’s nearly over and I feel I’ve…

On Manna, Quail, Redemption, And The Long Road Home

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It’s no secret that I talk to God. I’ve told you that before.  Over the past two years, I’ve done a whole lot of talking and praying, seeking and asking. When we first moved from our home, we did so out of necessity. The contract job I held was ending, and there were no jobs…

Better

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I never really had a “word of the year.” You know. That “power word” that is supposed to be your focus word to drive all of your pretty-much-everything for the coming year. Most folks who choose power words tell me they’re chosen sometime around New Year, but like resolutions, are often left on the side…

What to Say When You See A Serviceman

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Some of the conversations we’ve had in our house today involved learning about veterans, the different branches of the military, and a reminder about the difference between Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day. “Do we still have wars?” “Yes, we do.” “If there are still wars that we are involved in, why do we get to…