Category: Tell His Story

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Tuesday 31st July 2012

I Got a Golden Ticket!

I Got a Golden Ticket!

So the first thing you need to know is this: I’m used to asking for things that I’m pretty sure I’ll never get. Things like asking to interview — oh, say — one of the biggest names in the Christian music industry. “Dear Ms. Giglio,” the email began. ...

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Tuesday 17th July 2012

What is a Girl to Wear?

What is a Girl to Wear?

My dim closet swells with two rows of dresses, skirts, pants, and shirts. I stand before it all, neck craned and hands on my hips. Ive got wet hair and a towel wrapped around me with that one question swirling: “What is a girl to wear?” The women at the Reformed church in town had ...

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Tuesday 19th June 2012

One Toe Ring, Three Crosses and the Truth About Our Plans

One Toe Ring, Three Crosses and the Truth About Our Plans

I’ve worn one silver band around my toe for seven years straight. A friend gave me the toe ring as a gift, with a note that said: “God loves you from your head, all the way down to your toes.” I slipped that toe ring on seven years ago, and took it off only once, […]

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Tuesday 12th June 2012

The Power of a Three-Letter Word

The Power of a Three-Letter Word

She was four years old, I think, when she took her purple and pink crayons to my Bible. I do know that she could only spell three words at the time: Lydia, Mom and God. I guess she’d seen me with my own “crayons” over the years, marking up thin pages of Holy writ with […]

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Tuesday 5th June 2012

Why We Never Want to Retire

Why We Never Want to Retire

We love long nights by the campfire, slow swings in the hammock, and those moments of sweet contentment found on the shore of a lake. So call us crazy. But as much as we love to chill, we never want to fully retire. We believe that work is an amazing privilege of life on planet […]

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Tuesday 29th May 2012

How To Get Rich Quick

How To Get Rich Quick

Kayla is a 22-year-old college graduate. Just two weeks ago, she earned her degree, and she is already one of the richest women I know. She’s sitting across the dining-room table from me after we clear the supper dishes. She is all these things: poised, articulate, smart, determined. ...

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Tuesday 22nd May 2012

How to Answer Every “Why”

How to Answer Every "Why"

It was the same morning that a worship song wrapped itself around my heart, like the lyrics knew I would need them later. “Yahweh, holy is Your name. Yahweh, holy is Your name.” The music stopped cold in that one steel-crushing moment when an oncoming car slammed into my van. I ...

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Tuesday 8th May 2012

God-Bumps & God-Incidences: What to Expect When …

God-Bumps & God-Incidences: What to Expect When ...

Hi friends, Oh … have I got a fun Mother’s Day story for you. I’ll you a little hint. See photo at right. 🙂 I’m telling this short today today over at TheHighCalling.org, where I serve as a contributing editor. Click over to The High Calling and join in a conversation ...

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Tuesday 1st May 2012

What’s in a Name (A Video Message from Jennifer Lee)

What's in a Name (A Video Message from Jennifer Lee)

What labels and names do you wear? Are they true? Or are they lies that you’ve believed for far too long? False names are like barbs that make fences around our hearts.  I’m posting today, via video message from my home. And, I’m so delighted to announce that Erik Bledsoe, a ...

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Tuesday 24th April 2012

God-Bumps: Dirty Fingernails

God-Bumps: Dirty Fingernails

    This is the place where I perpetually discover who I am. Right here, standing in the upturned dirt. Soon, this palette of browns will give way to new green, sprouting under the steady and constant glow of the sun. Just now, I can feel its warmth on my back. It’s here, where ...

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