Category Archives: gratitude


People value different things. Continue reading

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Seeing Red: Starbucks, the Evangelical Fringe, and Ephesians 4:32

Marketing, which is essentially communicating a message effectively, is an ever-evolving artistic science, especially at this time of year. (Y’all noticing that “this time of year” seems to sneak up on us faster every year? Me too, but I don’t … Continue reading

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Coming Home

Can I just mention how luxurious it is for an introverted writer-type to have a place of her own? Continue reading

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4 a.m. Friends

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” Continue reading

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My Biblical Heroes: The Grateful Sinner

There were other people in the room when I arrived, though I did not notice them. All I could see was Him. Drawn toward Him, like the tide, I fell at His feet. They were rougher than I imagined they … Continue reading

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In Everything, Give Thanks

Newtown is trying to heal, and you can still help… Continue reading

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Okay, So Top That.

Thank you, dear readers, for sitting here with me reading and hoping together. I’m so glad you’re here. Continue reading

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Human Triumph

Maybe the sight of the open sea is no longer beautiful to you… Continue reading

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The Will of God

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a short list, really. Continue reading

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