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Five Things Church Culture Gets Wrong About the Marriage Idol

Hey!  It’s gonna be 21 years since I met the hunka-hunka burnin’ love sitting across the table from me. I feel the need to celebrate. And, by celebrate, I mean throw out my pet peeves about the idolization of marriage by church culture. 21 years ago he came into my heart and my world, like […]

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Altars & Rock Piles

We were sitting in a little house church gathering in Bend, Oregon one evening a few years back and the lady in the front row kept talking about these rockpiles she’d found on some hiking trails in the nearby forest. “These rocks are intended to be code for the wiccan and occult worshippers so they […]

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What Do I Think of Calling Yourself Messianic?

She’s my friend and I love her, which is why I’m willing to take the time to write about this thing that makes my heart clinch up. I write this knowing full well I am talking directly at some folks I have history with and, sadly, some of them aren’t friendly any more but some of them? I […]

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My 3 Year Old Showed Me How To Live Like Jesus

Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, For anger rests in the bosom of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9 NKJV Soft red hair glinted in little lightly curled wisps around a pink and white round face while dark eyelashes kissed soft cheeks under deep brown eyes. Red pajamas with feet and an infectious little smile […]

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Educating With A Bus Ticket, A Suitcase, & Prayer

So, this is kind of a break from my regular programming, but I thought you might enjoy hearing what our “school” looks like while we are travelling.   I mean I have an 11th grader and a 9th grader under my tutelage (I just said, “Toot.” My inner 7th grader just laughed out loud.) First, the […]

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