Category: Blogging

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Tuesday 28th November 2017

You don’t get to know the time

You don't get to know the time

A few months ago, I stood at a podium, looking out on an audience of Christian writers and bloggers. While speaking, I could see such eagerness in the women — wide eyes, pens poised, leaning forward. My view of the audience left me on the verge of tears. Why? Because I had been in their ...

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Monday 27th August 2012

How Do You Know You’re a Writer? (And Other Questions)

How Do You Know You're a Writer? (And Other Questions)

When did you know you were a writer? Who inspires you? What do you say to someone who dreams of having a book published? I’m answering those questions today over at the writing home of Michele-Lyn, of A Life Surrendered. Michele-Lyn is a beautiful woman leaning into Jesus with all of her ...

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Monday 23rd July 2012

Open Doors, Unzipped Hearts and the Gift of Your Friendship

Open Doors, Unzipped Hearts and the Gift of Your Friendship

I stood in the doorway of my family’s new guest-room this morning, and I thought about you, friend. Real friends open doors for each other. And that’s precisely what we’ve done, you and I. We’ve opened doors. I’ve invited you into this home, this life. And ...

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Friday 7th January 2011

New Clothes for “Getting Down With Jesus”

New Clothes for "Getting Down With Jesus"

I remember gazing in the dressing-room mirror of the J.C. Penneys while Mom shoved argyle vests and corduroy pants through the crack in the curtain. I slipped on cable-knit sweaters and stirrup pants, and Mom asked if I was ever coming out of there. “Not yet, Mom,” I told her. ...

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Friday 6th November 2009

In Need of a Savior (Every Single Day)

In Need of a Savior (Every Single Day)

I’ve never understood religion that tied salvation to doing the right things, performing the right rituals, acting the right way. For me, it’s been the reverse. Because I’m a mess. I’d never make it under that sort of religious yoke. As I grow in faith, I’ve become ...

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Thursday 27th August 2009

We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Program …

We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Program ...

Friends, Can you help me? I’m having trouble with Blogger. In my FeedBurner feed, email subscribers are not able to email me when they click on “Email The Author.” Their replies are going to noreply@blogger.com instead. Any advice is greatly appreciated. A shout-out to Mama ...

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Tuesday 28th July 2009

Soul Food

Soul Food

Pull up a chair, friend. Gather ’round this table, where guests “get down” to Truth. I realized this morning that this week marks my one-year blogging anniversary. This table has never been empty, for a place has always been set here for Jesus. But there were times when it was ...

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Saturday 13th June 2009

Road Trip

Road Trip

Yes, that’s me on the far left, featured as George Washington. (I’ll explain that in a minute.) But first things first: I’m a sucker for a road trip. Next week, our family is headed to the Northwoods of Minnesota. Next month, we’re going to Colorado. And in September, ...

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Sunday 7th June 2009

“Getting Down” and “Choosing Joy”

"Getting Down" and "Choosing Joy"

We live 20 miles apart. But it took the World Wide Web to bring us together. Here we are: “Getting Down With Jesus” and “Choosing Joy.” (Carol, of Choose Joy, painted the backdrop for our Vacation Bible School program — Crocodile Dock — and came by last week ...

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