How to Pursue the Intentional Life & Book GIVEAWAY

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I am delighted my friend Monica Sharman is here to talk about Jean Fleming’s book, Pursue the Intentional Life, with us today. I thought it would resonate with my readers. Guest Post by Monica: It is early March in Colorado when I meet with Jean Fleming for the first time. We’re sitting at Backstreet Bagels near First and Townsend. She sketches …

What would you do if your husband was hit by an 18 wheeler?

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Eva Piper’s life changed forever when her husband, Don Piper was hit by an 18 wheeler. Don wrote a New York Times bestseller about dying, spending 90 minutes in heaven, then coming back. Until now, no one heard Eva’s side of the story. I am honored to have Eva Piper sharing how her journey began. “God’s Ways Are Always Best” …

On Trust, Trees, and Jeremiah

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I sit at my kitchen table and look at our backyard with patches of green and yellow grass. Our one tree rose is flush with crimson tinged flowers with orange/peach centers. Its colors are like a vibrant sunset. Today, I am green and brown grass, but I long to be like the tree described by Jeremiah. I keep reading Jeremiah …

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 …