Category: worship

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Tuesday 23rd June 2015

#TellHisStory: How To Get Your Praise On

praise god, doxology

So I admit, I did stop right smack-dab in the middle of the highway. I did, in fact, first check the rear-view mirror for traffic on this little section of Iowa highway. Then, I pressed the brakes, grabbed the camera from the passenger seat and snapped a quick photo through my car window. The ...

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Wednesday 4th February 2015

#TellHisStory: How Singing Changes Everything

#TellHisStory: How Singing Changes Everything

It happened like this: The girls were in the two back seats of the car. The tunes were cranked up ear-split loud, to the max, because that’s how we roll. “Let’s sing it, girls! Let me hear ya,” I cheered. And so we all found a part to sing, a trio of one mother and two ...

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Friday 4th April 2014

Some Light, Some Love, Some Music for Your Weekend

Some Light, Some Love, Some Music for Your Weekend

  FREE COPIES OF LOVE IDOL Several bloggers are giving away copies of Love Idol today. Enter the giveaways here: Outside the City Gates. Leah Adams @ Point Ministries. Patricia Hunter @ Pollywog Creek.        

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Friday 27th September 2013

It Is Well With My Soul

It Is Well With My Soul

  t’s a Wednesday morning in Haiti, in a dim room with no light bulb. I am a spectator to the quiet work of five women. They thread shiny beads onto strings, with careful hands, so they can make an honest living. They have babies to feed. Someone coughs. A bauble falls to the floor, ...

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Monday 2nd September 2013

Keeping the Faith, Even When It All Falls Apart

Keeping the Faith, Even When It All Falls Apart

  The news came like it often does: straight out of a clear-blue sky, like a thunderhead that wasn’t on the radar. Because the radar on Pam and Ken’s life looked pretty clear: They have been married 43 years, have huge hearts for ministry and have a bunch of grandchildren who ...

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Friday 23rd August 2013

Why Our Scars Matter (A Story about a Y)

Why Our Scars Matter (A Story about a Y)

We had to cut down my favorite tree. An ice storm last April ravaged my river birch, which we planted during first summer here on the farm. It had grown up tall, right alongside our girls, spreading its arms out over our front yard. Every spring, the tree donned her shimmering greenish-gold ...

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Friday 22nd February 2013

How to Get Your Praise On

How to Get Your Praise On

So I admit, I did stop right smack-dab in the middle of the highway. I did, in fact, first check the rear-view mirror for traffic on this little section of Iowa highway. Then, I pressed the brakes, grabbed the camera from the passenger seat and snapped a quick photo through my car window. The ...

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Thursday 24th January 2013

Lip-Synced Faith, Radical Christianity and What Really Fills

Lip-Synced Faith, Radical Christianity and What Really Fills

We step off the plane from Haiti, and the TV headline blares at us, with the “burning question” of our day: Did Beyonce lip-sync or did she not?  I can only stare at the screen and blink. This? This is what consumes us in America? And somewhere in Haiti, a woman dries mud pies in ...

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Monday 7th January 2013

How to Stand Out in a Crowd

How to Stand Out in a Crowd

I don’t watch much college football, and I know next to nothing about the Florida Gators. But I do know something about honor and joy and grasping hold of beautiful moments. I witnessed all of that last week in the actions of Darrin Kitchens, one of the Gators players. I’d never ...

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