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Stepping Into the Fire

The Christian life is often one lived in the tension between promises given and promises fulfilled. We find ourselves, perhaps more than we care to admit, in circumstances which frighten and threaten to shake our faith. I’m delighted and honored to be sharing over at (in)courage today,¬†talking about that tension. About how sometimes we have to step into the fire to see which¬†direction God wants to take us. I...

Why We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

I don’t think I ever really understood St. Patrick’s Day until I lived in Ireland. There was just something about being surrounded by those lilting voices, celebrating Ireland and a man who brought them hope so many years ago. (Okay, so not all of them think about the hope thing, but I can’t help but) Since our time in Ireland, I’ve had lots of people ask me, “So, what’s the...

On Roots, Rootlessness, and Faith

Our family is embarking on a new adventure. After over a journey of over ten years of overseas life, we are daring to believe we can start over. This time, we’re starting over right here in the United States! What are we doing? We don’t know. We just know, we sensed the Lord closing the doors to our overseas life. In all of this, there has been a mixed bag of emotions, and our faith has been stretched...

Calling All Writers!

I only recently started owning the title of writer in my own heart and mind. And the more I talk with other writers, the more I realize the struggle to own that title is not one unique to me. Earlier in the year, as a way to hone my skills and learn more about the art and business of writing, I took a six-week online course from Ann Swindell called Writing with Grace. We met once a week for just over an hour (and...

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