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 …

What is heaven like?

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I found stealth tears trickling down my face as I read Don’s description of heaven in his New York Times Bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life written with Cecil Murphey.  On Jan. 18, 1989, an eighteen-wheeler driven by a Texas inmate hit Don’s car head-on and sandwiched his small car between the railing and …