Dear Dreamer: 5 truths to tuck in your heart

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Dear God-Sized Dreamer,   Thank you for taking that scary first step and saying “Yes” to God’s unique dream for you. Yes, brave and beautiful you.   We need you and your dream. It is part of the good works He has prepared for you (Ephesians 2:10). Here are five truths to tuck in your heart as you dream and …

Graffitti on your heart? Guest Post by Alene Snodgrass

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I read Alene’s e-book, Graffitti:scribbles from different sides of the street, and I was captivated. First, by how God orchestrates events to bring two people together: Alene, a suburban mom, and Rick, a homeless man. Second, Alene’s faithful steps of obedience inspired me. God places different calls on each of our lives, and I enjoyed reading Alene and Rick’s story. …

What made me jump with surprise? And an invitation for you :)

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  Although I can’t jump as high as the girl in the photo, my soul leapt with surprise and delight. Photo courtesy of Flickr user amade_a Why? It was an unexpected e-mail from a published author, entrepreneur, and speaker. But what I most appreciate about this young woman (definitely younger than me) is her heart to encourage women in their …

Double Giveaway of Emily Wierenga’s book, Chasing Silhouettes…

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I am privileged to have the lovely Emily Wierenga (author, artist, and my sister in Christ’s love) share part of her story with us.   The nurses murmured to each other under fluorescent lighting as I lay shivering on the metal hospital bed, cold. Later, I would learn that they had marveled at my hypothermic, sixty-pound sack of bones, reasoning, …

An Interview with Jeff Goins, author of WRECKED, & GIVEAWAY

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Jeff Goins I first met Jeff Goins on Twitter, and I am extremely grateful for his encouragement to writers. Because of him, I call myself a “Writer” on my Twitter profile although I am a newbie. If you haven’t already, you must check out his awesome blog. Despite being only 29, Jeff has rare wisdom and insight on living a …

A different Five Minute Fridays: Loss…

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Photo Credit: V. Chown Lisa-Jo of The Gypsy Mama usually provides a prompt for five-minutes of unedited writing, but this past Friday, July 15, 2011, she decided to write longer on the prompt, “Loss…” She wrote about the loss of her mother to cancer when she was 18 years old.”  It was a deeply moving post and made me ponder …

What is spiritual formation?

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  “Spiritual formation is using certain practices to cultivate an inner life that is strongly connected to God.  This inward life results in the transformation of our outward behavior.” – Jan Johnson, WHEN THE SOUL LISTENS: Finding Rest and Direction in Contemplative Prayer, p. 31 If you’ve been following Christ for a few years, or if you’re trying to avoid …

Remembering God’s bigger story

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This morning I asked God to show me what Bible passage to study this summer.  I thought of Romans 5-8 because Dr. David Stoop recommends (if I recall correctly) that recovering perfectionists read it for 30 days in his book, HOPE FOR THE PERFECTIONIST. [Love the book!] Then I went to a meeting led by my friend Jennifer.  She gave …

Does God use broken people?

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YES!  The older I get, the more convinced I am that God uses broken people, who have allowed God to redeem their brokenness for His glory.  I saw this truth embodied recently in Judy Squier. I had the privilege of hearing Judy (who was born 66 years ago without legs) share her story.  She highlights parts of her life in …

Correcting a post… one small step to overcoming perfectionism

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I edited my post, “What is heaven Like?” by removing a reference to 1 Cor. 2:9 because I began reading Randy Alcorn’s (from what I can tell thus far, well-researched) book, Heaven. As I take Bible study seriously, it bothered me that I had incorrectly referenced 1 Cor. 2:9, so I wanted to fix my error.  [more] As a recovering …