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Memorizing an Entire Book of the Bible

Of all the ways to grow my faith, memorizing His Word has been my least favorite... In fact, outside of studying for the Bible Bowl of 1999, I have never consistently memorized Scripture. Oh, I’ve read Scripture! And I’ve thought about it and studied it. I’ve even taught it. But I’ve never ... READ the POST

Raising Our Children to be Weapons of War

I pulled the glossy birth announcement from its pale blue envelope and instantly smiled. Nestled in a brown wicker basket filled with cozy white fluff was my friend’s newborn son. Psalm 127:4-5 was scrolled overhead in a fanciful font: “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s ... READ the POST

Handling “Busy” Like A Christian

“If the devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.” I’ve nodded my head in agreement with this statement more times than I can count. Yes, I know all too well the peril of a busy life, the kind that keeps you running at a breakneck pace and leaves you crabby and anxious. I have lived life with ... READ the POST

Joseph: From Dreamer to Leader

On a warm, arid night, under a star-filled sky, a young shepherd boy named Joseph dreamed of eleven sheaves of grain bowing down to a twelfth. Divinely inspired, this dream would trigger a series of events spanning the next twenty years of his life, culminating with Joseph placed in a role of great ... READ the POST

The Key to Productivity in God’s Economy

Seven months into parenthood, I knew something had to change. I had expected the diaper changes, the snotty noses, even the sleepless nights; but I had not anticipated the frustration, the fear, or the perpetual feeling of falling behind. I woke up one morning to my daughter babbling in her ... READ the POST

I’m Not Mom Enough For More Kids

I need to do a little external processing here. And I figured what better place to do that than with my ETMB tribe? So, I hope you’ll excuse me as I try to work through some rather complicated feelings I have about capping my family at two kids. I have been gifted with the most beautiful ... READ the POST