Category: Be Brave

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Monday 16th May 2016

A Monday Manifesto for the Battle-Weary

A Monday Manifesto for the Battle-Weary

Like some of you, I step into this week feeling fragile. Like you, I am carrying heavy demands and hurt feelings. But before I take one step ahead, into this week ahead, I will need to let go of ALL of that, by giving it to God. A Monday Manifesto for the week ahead (say […]

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Sunday 24th April 2016

words of encouragement if you’ve got a hard week ahead

words of encouragement if you've got a hard week ahead

I dialed my friend and told her about the Hard Thing I had to do. “I don’t know how to do this,” my voice shook when I spoke, and I felt hollowed out. “How do I tell him the news? This is so hard.” My friend Michelle said she’d go with me, because that’s what Jesus-sisters […]

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Tuesday 16th February 2016

what we all need to know about our critics — #TellHisStory

what we all need to know about our critics -- #TellHisStory

I don’t remember what the news was that day, exactly, but I know I was writing about Bill Clinton, and it was my first day of work for The Des Moines Register. My story landed on the front page. It was tucked in the lower righthand corner — “below the fold,” as they say — but […]

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