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Fasting in an Age of Excess

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I’m in the middle of a fasting exercise that will span several months, following Jen Hatmaker’s book 7: An Experimental Mutiny against Excess. The first month was about food. After seeking direction from the Lord, I settled on a series of food restrictions for the first three weeks of October…

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When Christians Behave Badly

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When you see Christians behaving badly, don’t you wonder what the deal is? Shouldn’t knowing Jesus make a major difference in the way people think, the words people speak, and the actions people take? A common misconception is that being a Christ-follower should result in perfection. And so non-Christians, starting…

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Little Things Really Do Mean a Lot

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The daily things of life can seem rather small. Paperwork, laundry, dishes, errands . . . these are not tasks of earth-shattering importance. Or are they? Common things such as these only seem small until you add them together. Then the small things gain some weight and girth, perhaps even…

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What Is a True Woman, Anyway?

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Many of you joined me here last week for my blogging adventure to the True Woman ’10 conference in Indianapolis. Thanks for your visits, comments (here and on my Facebook), e-mails, phone calls, and text messages! I felt loved. Today, I’m looking at my notes, remembering the messages I heard,…

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Reading Madness Update: Hour 9

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Well, folks, we are now entering Hour 9 of the read-a-thon! My progress has been slower than expected, but thoroughly enjoyable. I have many thoughts of what I could have done for the read-a-thon if I had planned a bit better . . . but experience is such a good…

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