Category Archives: calling


I’m in the middle of this season in my life that makes me more uncomfortable than any other. I’m learning (still) how to receive. I thought I learned this lesson years ago, but apparently I didn’t. God is preparing me, … Continue reading

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A question was asked today on Anne Jackson’s blog…would you die for someone’s freedom?  My answer to this question is, I believe, the root of my unsettledness.   I remember being seven years old, sitting on the olive green wool … Continue reading

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Last night I was talking to one of my friends who is chasing her dream out in California.  She’s made some of the toughest decisions of anyone I know to get out there and stick it out.  To say that … Continue reading

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Let’s start a conversation

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the church.  I love the church.  After all, it is the Bride of Christ, right?  Theoretically it is supposed to be.  I’ve worked for a few companies over the years.  In general, when … Continue reading

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What do pastors do?

Today I was walking back from lunch with a friend, and she asked me a question that stunned me.  “Deneen, what do pastors do?”  Wow.  How does one answer that question?  Seriously.  We were talking about school.  I was really … Continue reading

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I’m going to write something of substance today.  But while you’re waiting for my time to catch up with my brain, read this post by Tony Morgan.  It’s…yeah.  Just go over and read it.

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I don’t know where to begin in trying to describe this weekend. Whirlwind. Busy. Exhausting. Exhilarating. I think my favorite part of my 9-5 is our Saturday training sessions with the dentists.  I love being in a classroom environment.  I … Continue reading

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Stand, part 2

Yesterday I posed the question, for what do I (we) stand? Today, I have some answers.  I stand for those things that the scriptures tell me I am supposed to stand.  I stand, first of all, for the name, the … Continue reading

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Renewing of the psyche

Today was an excellent day.  I love watching God move…in the lives of my friends, family, acquaintances and people that I’ve just met.  When good things happen, I know that God is blessing people.  When bad things happen, I can … Continue reading

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Transparent, real, raw

I wish I were the friend who could tell you what you want to hear.  I wish I were the person who could tell you, and fully believe, that tomorrow, when you wake up, everything will be better.  But God … Continue reading

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