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Benediction

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At the Pentecostal church where I grew up, we didn’t have benedictions at the end of service. The practice of benediction came into my life when I became a Presbyterian, and I’ve loved it from the beginning. I loved singing … Continue reading

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That Time I Told eHarmony to Shove It (Part 1)

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Before we begin, you should know that I’ve been sitting on this post for years. Every time I try to write about dating, it turns into a rant about online dating, which I delete and try to forget about. This … Continue reading

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The Realness Revelation

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I’ve been looking for a new spring and summer purse. Although most of the bags I own are well worn, they’re still functional, so I haven’t wanted to spend a lot. Yesterday evening I stopped by TJ Maxx and browsed … Continue reading

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About That HIMYM Finale

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I realize that the finale of How I Met Your Mother aired over a week ago, and most people with anything to say about it have done so by now. It’s taken me so long to sort out my reactions … Continue reading

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Being, Not Doing

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  The other day, I listened to a Tim Keller sermon in which he told a story about a young woman in the 1930s. Like many Christian teenagers, she felt moved to “take her hands off her life” and “give … Continue reading

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Magnetic Norths

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  I’m increasingly conscious of the impact of where people are coming from and how we approach life. We all have a few inherent base orientations, base assumptions, or defaults that affect everything we do, say, and think. After struggling … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Frozen

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  Last weekend I finally saw Frozen. I absolutely loved it. If you’re unaware of the plot, Frozen is about two sisters, Elsa and Anna, who are princesses. Elsa’s (unexplained) powers over snow and ice turn dangerous when she accidentally strikes … Continue reading

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Fall Melancholy

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(Alabama, November 2012) The shift from summer to fall always brings an inexplicable sadness with it. I love all the traditional trappings of the season – football, tailgate parties, pumpkin everything, the colors, the sense of possibility, the absolutely beautiful … Continue reading

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Week of Silence

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My writing class is participating in a “Week of Silence” social media fast to help us quiet our minds, listen for our own voice and God’s voice… all that writerly stuff. We’re supposed to be sort of meditative in general. … Continue reading

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Owning It

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Two friends and I are about halfway through reading and discussing Anything by Jennie Allen. If you haven’t read it, it’s the story of how she and her family arrived at a point of telling God they would do anything … Continue reading

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