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Confident

I’m an observer of people by both nature and training. I love to look past the outer facade and observe the more subtle intricacies that drive us. Over my years of observation, I have developed a few theories that I have found to be generally accurate. One of the most consistent is this: Engaged women …read more →

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The Metronome Messes Me Up

It’s every musician’s dream to make their living entirely from the sale of their music. However, this is rarely the reality (even for the big name musicians you hear on the radio.) Most of us need to find an alternative way to pay the bills. I do this by teaching music lessons during the week, …read more →

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Where do you want to be?

Every 6 years (because of leap year) Christmas falls on a Sunday and it just so happens that this year is it. Each time this happens, churches across the nation ask, “Should we have a church service on Christmas Day?” And it’s a fair question. If you have a church larger than 100 people, a …read more →

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Different than you could ask or imagine

I’ve been reading the Bible since before I could read…basically. The words and concepts in scripture are very familiar to me, so much so I could probably make a case for never reading the Bible again… expect for the fact that every time I read the Bible, something different sticks out so amazingly it’s like …read more →

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If you want to doubt…

“I want that!” I had just been listening to a story of a time when the presence of God came in an undeniable way. It wasn’t conjured up or imagined. He was there. “I want that! I mean, I’ve felt that before, but not like that. I want something like that!” I tend to be …read more →

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Why did God use Deborah?

I’m a church kid. I grew up learning stories and lessons from the Bible; stories about epic battles and amazing miracles. I learned that God partnered with people and worked through them. I learned that from beginning to end God had and has a plan. As a female, it was easy to observe that the …read more →

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Singing on Silent Saturday

I’ve never been a faithful observer of holidays. To me, one day is much like the next. Having said that, yesterday was Easter, the day we remember the moment death died. That’s worth at least a mention. One thing that often happens on holidays is an influx of holiday themed memes and sayings floating around …read more →

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Pain without Doubt

One thing I can confidently say about my 20’s is that God was teaching me how to be totally unoffended by Him, what it looked like to have an unoffendable love and see His goodness in everything, even the things that hurt… Maybe especially in the things that hurt. Subsequently, I can’t say that my …read more →

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Where do you live?

Have you ever had a really, really bad day, but then were reminded that God promises us peace and rest in Him. So you decide to give it a try, only to find that you’re just as worried and stressed out as you were before? What does this mean? Does it suggest that God isn’t …read more →

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You don’t have to scare me into heaven

My family is fond of deep discussions. It is common place for someone to randomly blurt out, “What are your thoughts on ‘the Anakim of Old?’” (The giants spoken of in Genesis) Leading to a lively conversation which is revisited for days, possibly weeks. Most recently we’ve been discussing eternal security, again. This topic comes up every …read more →

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