Tag Archives: Personal

Fighting with God: Do we win or lose?

My pride tells me that when I’m in the middle of a fight with God because I refuse to let go of something, that I’m going to lose. I don’t want to give up on whatever it is that I’m … Continue reading

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My priorities are in the right place…I think.

I’ve read a lot lately that talks about priorities. Many discussions about where are your priorities. Most of the posts that I read say that the priorities list looks something like this: 1. God 2. Self 3. Husband/Wife 4. Kids … Continue reading

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This is what happens when I spend a week offline

I spent nearly all last week offline, cheating occasionally by checking email through my phone. I didn’t do this for any deep psychological reason, I simply ran out of time. I spent every possible minute spending time with people and … Continue reading

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I went to Wild Goose Fest and came back in love

Many times over the last year, two of my friends consistently pestered me about attending the Wild Goose Festival. “This makes me think of you”, “I’ll take care of the details”, they’d say. In response, I told them that I … Continue reading

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Don’t let the spirit of fear destroy you

The spirit of fear comes to destroy us, if we let it. Learning how to choose peace instead of fear takes practice. Where do you start? Today I’m writing about my most recent fearful experience, and how I dealt with … Continue reading

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Safety is relative

We spend a lot of time thinking about our personal safety. It’s not safe to play with matches. It’s not safe to drive over the speed limit. It’s not safe to get on an airplane without screening passengers through a metal … Continue reading

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I think I learned my lesson

Thanks for all of the comments and feedback in last week’s post about the J.O.Y. rule. It seems that really resonated with a lot of you. I like the conversations that it generated outside of the post as well. It’s … Continue reading

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What goes up…

I had a great, restful weekend. -Celebrated a dear friend’s birthday -Ran 3 miles with a running group, when I was so tired that I thought I couldn’t make my feet move. But I did it. And at a pace … Continue reading

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My #1 Blog Rule

Thank you for all of the encouragement after I posted the UJAM update. I am really thankful for what God has done, and is doing, and am thankful for the people who are in my life for the trip. I’ve … Continue reading

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Love yourself

1 Corinthians 13  1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and … Continue reading

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