Believe Me

  I don’t consider myself a movie critic. When I watch a movie, I do so to be entertained. Rarely do I notice camera angles or special effects. I’m too busy watching the story and waiting to see what happens next. I love to be motivated or inspired (a la 42), to laugh (a la […]

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When God Forgets

As I walked past a construction area, I briefly caught the smell of cut lumber. It immediately transported me back to my childhood. My parents had an addition built on to the first house I ever lived in. Though I only carry a handful of memories from that house, the smell of cut lumber is […]

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When Life Sucks…

“Life just sucks.” She tried to control the emotion in her voice over the phone, but the tremor gave her away. “Yep. Sometimes it does.” I couldn’t argue with her. We live in a broken world, and sometimes that brokenness just sucks. With the effects of generations and generations of humanity’s sin, it’s no wonder. When […]

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Peace and Trust

What role, if any, does trust play in having/attaining peace? Do they go hand in hand? Can you have one without the other? Curious to know what people think… This was the Facebook status for a friend of mine recently. She poses an interesting question. You cannot have shadows without light. You cannot have gravity […]

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The Gospel and Mornings

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8 It’s no secret that I dislike mornings. The only thing I see they have going for them are breakfast and donut shops, sunrises and […]

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The Gospel and Wardrobe Crises

I’m convinced that all women experience a wardrobe crisis at least once in their lives. (Insert disclaimer about first world problems here. #America) Whether it’s the freshman 15, baby weight or just life in general, there comes a time when you feel like you have nothing to wear. For the sake of my gentlemen readers, […]

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What’s Your Legacy?

I recently attended a new small group for the first time. Before I walked up to the host’s front door, I had to give myself a little pep talk in the car. “Just smile. That’s all you have to do this time. Smile.” Being an introvert means having an aversion to walking into a room […]

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