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lessons in grace

wondrous things in the law

It’s eight-forty-five on a Sunday morning.  Early to me.  I’m fighting the alarm clock and hitting snooze every ten minutes when I should be puttering about the house  in preparation for my quiet time.  It’s not happening.  The old sin-cycle... Continue Reading →

The Wedding Clothes

Sometimes I think about heaven in terms of a wedding.  That was a lie- I’m a hopeless romantic so I think of it a lot that way.  Jesus must have some of that too, because he talked a lot about... Continue Reading →

You are//a prayer for the troubled times.

"Put on garments of praise for a spirit of heaviness."

Advent/ the silence and the faithful

" Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth. -Hosea 6:3 I believe... Continue Reading →

On community and why I’m not so scared of eternity anymore.

1.The Bible is our textbook. 2. The Holy Spirit leads our discussion. 3. We are authentic here; no masks allowed. 4. If you feel something being said is unbiblical, you have the right to speak up and respectfully ask where... Continue Reading →

Joy and Sanctification

on joy and learning how to dance.

before you pray.

Saturday night.  It's late.  I haven’t prepared the lesson for tomorrow’s class with the youth group.  It’s late.  I told God I would wake up early and prep the lesson with my bleary, 6:30 a.m. mind.  It’s 12:45 now.  I... Continue Reading →

Of love and law: how Camelot points me to the Gospel

Photo courtesy of this website. A dear friend of mine had two press tickets to the musical Camelot, and so these two college gals enjoyed a night of culture (don’t worry, it was followed up by a good dose of... Continue Reading →

the grace of being small.

Driving home to Arkansas at the end of Christmas break, the sky was dark, but not black yet, and the hills and mountains rose about me in shadowy splendor, above the earth. Lights sparkled in the distance as homes poured... Continue Reading →

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