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05
Dec
2012

Taming the Christmas Crazies

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Taming the Christmas Crazies

Whose ideas was it anyway to cram 365 days worth of glad tidings, good cheer, shopping, baking and entertaining into the month of December? Can we point the finger at Martha Stewart? Wal-Mart? Or people like us who love the holly jolly idea on paper?  Yes to all three. We all have some culpability in […]

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30
Nov
2012
and then along comes christmas

Ever since September 11th you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who questions whether or not evil exists. We have all seen its ugly face. We’ve calculated the exorbitant fees it demands from the innocent, and too many of us have had to bury its victims. But in spite of looking down the throat of […]

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21
Nov
2012

A Thanksgiving Prayer

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a thanksgiving prayer

Lord, help me to praise you with my life by being: Holy Affectionate Penitent Prayerful Yielded   Trustworthy Humble Abundant Nurturing Kind Serving Grateful Inspirational Vigilant Inviting Noble Gospel-centered   The inspiration for this prayer came from A Pastoral Thanksgiving Acrostic by Andrew Schank

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no social media

Every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas time, a peculiar thing happens. In the secular world, advertisements for shopping deals become as numerous as political adds in an election year. We are told about this deal and that deal and how we need to “hurry in” before the sale ends. Crazy schedule planning ensues amongst all […]

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12
Nov
2012
supporting our military

This summer in our many travels, we saw a lot of soldiers in the airports. Sometimes there were just 2 or 3 making their way across the country to an unknown situation. Often there were dozens of men and women in uniform, on their cell phones, standing in line for something to eat, waiting just […]

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31
Oct
2012

Our Top Halloween Posts

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halloween

Happy Halloween! Confused about if you should celebrate Halloween?  Wondering how you can play a part in God’s work of redeeming Halloween? You’ve come to the right {web} place! Here are a couple of previous posts about that very thing! 1) Halloween – From a Christian Parents Perspective {by Karis Murray} 2) Halloween and Hot Chocolate {by […]

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24
Oct
2012

We’re off to Allume!

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allume

Have you heard of the Allume Conference (formerly the Relevant Conference)?! If not, you’ve been missing out! Here’s their Mission Statement: “Our goal at Allume is to minister to the woman, the blogger, the story teller. We want to love well, encourage, and spur women on to shine the Light that lives within them. We want […]

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27
Jul
2012
praying for tragedy

When we hear about random acts of violence, like we recently saw in Colorado, our first response is usually to pray away the pain or pray that this will never happen again. But how can we pray beyond the shock, beyond the most obvious needs, for the issues of the kingdom. Below are prayer points […]

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proposal

It’s not the smartest thing in the world to question a growing tide within conventional wisdom. Yet sometimes, it’s just too hard to resist. And it’s especially dangerous to a writer’s health to poke a stick in the eye of the hopeless romantics of the world. All this said; excuse me while I go find […]

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daughters

Most people get nervous when someone evokes a war metaphor in order to frame the essence of a current issue. Women especially. It’s so … “far-right American” to some and too … “Walker Texas Ranger” to others. Wars are about life and death; ultimate winners and desperate losers. I’m with you on this. Normally, I […]

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