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This Is What I Want to Get Everyone for Christmas

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Beautiful words were spoken by my pastor during worship yesterday. His Christmas message series is titled “Responding to the Voice of God” and yesterday’s message was from Luke’s Gospel, recounting Mary’s praise that we refer to as The Magnificat. In it, Mary pours out these beautiful words to her cousin…

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What God Says to Comfort Addicts like Me

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For some time now I’ve been working on a writing project about a condition I call comfort addiction. We are all prone to it, for deep within, we all face an ache—whether we can name it or not. Our soul-aches push us to seek soothing. We sample ointments of success…

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My Comfort Detox Manifesto

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It’s Day 2 of the 21-Day Momentum Challenge—an e-newsletter challenge I’ve joined as a commitment to pushing my Comfort Detox Project forward. The homework for Day 2 is to write a manifesto for your project. And . . . cue the hives. Although I am merely typing the words, I…

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How to Make a Dream Map

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For a woman who keeps her head in the clouds, I sure have a hard time keeping my eyes fixed on my dreams. I could blame the clouds that obstruct my view or the thin air that impairs my thinking—that’s poetic and all, but metaphors like these only describe the…

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Going Crafty for a Cause (Join Me!)

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OK, I confess: I’ve gone crafty. But it’s for a good cause! My friend Angel is an artist, and she is developing a community art project called The Blessing Tree. She’s inviting Christ-followers to create a leaf to add to this tree for her November show, and I wanted to…

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When Boy-Craziness Is Soul-Neediness

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After being away for two months this summer, we had quite the mail stack to sort through. Most of it was typical—bills, newsletters, magazines, and the like. But then there was this from Moody Publishers*, containing Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl by Paula Hendricks. So fun!! Paula and I met…

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