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Being a Christian in the US today is rough.

 Don’t get me wrong. It’s not as rough as it is in Muslim countries. I can declare my faith openly here without fear of being killed, tortured, losing property or being imprisoned. Being a Christian doesn’t mean that I’ll lose … Continue reading

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Do the hard things

Yesterday was the first true test of my new life. I was home, in my apartment, alone…alone with my own thoughts. That can be a scary place.  I couldn’t get out of bed, for starters. I was, and frankly am, … Continue reading

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What the fluff?!?!

This morning, I may have freaked out a little bit. I am leaving my job ūüė≥ Yea, I made a rational decision based on evidence that it is time for me to leave. Yes, I know that I know that … Continue reading

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The tomb is (still) empty

So far, 2010 has been a doozey. I entered this year with such a sense of anticipation of good things to come. ¬†Here it is, 1/4 of the year has passed, and now I’m just buckling up my chinstrap and … Continue reading

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Growing up in faith

I always considered myself an empathetic person…I thought that I understood people’s experiences and circumstances even though I had never walked a mile in those shoes. ¬†Boy was I wrong. I’ve talked to people who had relatives who have cancer. … Continue reading

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Period of stretching

I’m being stretched right now. ¬†Stretched thin. ¬†Financially. ¬†Emotionally. ¬†Relationally. I know that these periods are learning times and growth times. ¬†These are the times that I will one day look back upon and smile. ¬†Right now, it’s taking a … Continue reading

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Cycles of friendship

I am continually amazed at how cyclical life is. ¬†For everything there is a season… Now that I am getting older, I am starting to be able to see things for what they are. ¬†I am starting to know my … Continue reading

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My heart and flesh cry out

I’ve been going through a very odd time lately…kind of a Jonah meets Job meets David kinda time. ¬† I’m reading ¬†Infidel¬†right now. ¬†I just arrived at the point where the author has concluded that she’s an athiest. ¬†Reading the … Continue reading

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Expand my tentposts

Every morning, I get an email with a scripture. ¬†Today it was 1 Chronicles 4:9-10. I remember when the book The Prayer of Jabez¬†was first released. ¬†It was revolutionary in its simplicity. ¬†Based on a scripture that so many people, … Continue reading

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Faith challenge

Right now, my heart is all charged up. ¬†There’s a struggle going on within me that wakes me up at night. ¬† My faith is being challenged. ¬†This is the best thing that could ever happen to me. Things that … Continue reading

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