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2012 Quarter 3 Bible Reading Report

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It’s the home stretch, my fellow Bible readers! Fall is upon us, and that means we have one quarter left in 2012. Before I look ahead, however, I need to see how far I’ve come in my 2012 reading plan. The Daily Drink = 12 minutes in the Word each…

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Get Greedy for God in October

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It’s been one week since True Woman ’12. I’ve come down the conference mountaintop, [sigh] down to the dailyness of everyday living. It’s back to the usual, yes; but there are small things that are different after my mountaintop trek. God’s Spirit is hovering, reminding me of the Truth I…

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A Peek at My Notes from True Woman 12

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If you haven’t stopped by The Patch in the past week, you missed my True Woman ’12 post flurry. I served as part of the TW blog team during the conference in Indianapolis, posting thoughts and doing my best to Tweet and update Facebook as time and situations allowed. After…

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Caught in the True Woman Whirlwind

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Being here at True Woman ’12 is a whirlwind of goodness! So many neat women, heart talk, prayer, messages, laughter, silliness, . . . wow. I am blessed to be here, so very grateful and heart-full. As part of the TW12 blog team, I was asked to attend a breakout…

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Seeking God’s Face

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Tonight at True Woman 12, Nancy Leigh DeMoss is challenging us to take a look at the deep places in our hearts. What do we find there? We find empty pockets, places seeking to be filled. With something. Anything. We take an amusement here, a bauble there. But it soon…

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It Comes Down to This . . .

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I’m here at True Woman 12, serving on the blog team (so fun!), soaking up the heart-water at the leadership pre-session. The Gospel of Jesus is here, heavy. We have been reminded by the speakers that all is about Him, for Him, to Him. What a sweet spirit, to be…

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You Can’t Outrun Needy

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It’s not fun to be needy. Needy people need stuff. From others. They need physical assistance or financial aid. They need a hot meal or a listening ear or wise counsel. They need to ask—and risk judgment, embarrassment, ridicule, scoffing, rejection, and even refusal. Being needy is being constantly aware…

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Living Life Fully Awake

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Some days, life is a lot to handle. There is more to do than energy or time to do it with. There is more pain and difficulty than I care for. There is an emotional tumbler spinning my insides-out. Days like these can force me into autopilot mode—just get to…

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2012 Quarter 2 Bible Reading Report

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My, how time flies! We are 203 days into 2012. According to the nifty calculator I found at convertunits.com, the time passed can also be measured like this: 6 months and 21 days 4,872 hours 292,320 minutes 17,539,200 seconds Quarter 2 + 21 days into my 2012 Bible Reading Challenge…

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Writing Is the Good Kind of Hard

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Because writers write, you would think that working on a writing project would then be easy. Wrong. It’s not easy. It’s hard, but at least it’s the good kind. I think writers are merely willing to labor longer than others, moving words about and deleting them and starting all over…

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