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Beach Retreat 2019 Reads

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For years now two dear friends and I have taken a trip we call Beach Retreat. It’s a week at the beach where we, oddly enough, retreat. We rest and decompress. We chat and laugh. We read and journal. We stare at the ocean and talk to God. And yes—it’s…

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Titlting toward warmth

Tilting toward the Warmth

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Does anyone else find Midwest winters way too clingy after January 1? I realize winter technically didn’t begin until December 21, so my patience with it shouldn’t be quite so thin. Spring arrived on time, just a few weeks ago, on March 20, forcing winter to release its grip ever…

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today 2019

TODAY Is My Aim for 2019

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If you are the sort (like me) who makes New Year’s goals, you know there are million ways to tackle it. You can pick a word or set goals by categories or choose one habit to practice a month and on and on. A quick online search gives you more…

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2018 coffee

Coffee-a-Month Roundup for 2018

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Sometimes it seems that life is merely an ongoing attempt to break bad habits and establish good ones. It can feel like a burden, even though I love dreaming about change. In an attempt to make life routines a bit more fun, I’ve been building a coffee-a-month habit for the…

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Persuasion Podcast Lessons and Carols Series

Persuasion Podcast Holiday Mini-Series!

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Christmas is here! And Persuasion has you covered. Check out the mini-series Hannah and I recorded, call Lessons & Carols. There are three episodes, each one touching on the lessons we’ve learned from the popular carols we sing every year—and how those lessons set us up for some not-so-helpful holiday…

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A Little Refresh for Persuasion Podcast

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For more than three years now, Hannah Anderson and I have been meeting on Persuasion to talk about everything from food preferences and movies, to political upheaval and relationships. This steady talking has shaped me in myriad ways. I am forced to think through issues beyond the hottest hot takes;…

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Lethargarians, Israelites, and Me

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Some days I feel quite productive, completing projects and meeting deadlines and even returning phone calls (ahem.). But many days, productivity eludes me. These are the days where I’ve touched all the projects, but haven’t pushed any of them forward any measurable distance. (On these days, I certainly did not…

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Drawing Near in 2018

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Just 14 days ago, the clock struck 12, and time starting tick, tick, ticking away the new year. That’s 12 months or 52 weeks or 365 days or 8,760 hours of life ahead, as God allows. The possibilities get me giddy, which is why I always sketch out some goals…

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True You 2017: The Year in Review

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For a few years now I’ve selected a theme for the new year, meant to give me some focus for goals and prayer and life in general. For 2017, I settled on True You, based on something the apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Ephesians: “You have heard…

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