Walking on Water in the Desert

We were hosting some friends for lunch a couple of days ago who are in the throws of planting an international English speaking African church and community center to serve the second and third generations of Congolese refugees living here in Tucson.   I mean, come on, what a vision, right?!* As they were excitedly …

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Lord, let me be a Martha

With the exception of the Woman of Valor described in Proverbs 31, I don't think there is a female in all of scripture that Christian women use to beat themselves up more than poor old Martha. You remember Martha, right?  Yes, yes.  Mary's sister.  The nagging one. “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has …

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The Rock and The House

As a family we love to adventure and hike and watch America Ninja Warrior and as a result my kids are often climbing rocks and trees and anything that will stand still including the walls of our house.  Inevitably there will arise a moment of panic when one of them can't find a safe place …

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The Great Pumpkin Thief

Yesterday my daughter's 1st Grade class took a field trip to a Pumpkin Patch.  She had been looking forward to this for weeks, literally counting down the days.  Being 7 is amazing!!!  There are such simple pleasures, like getting a day away from the classroom to take a school bus across town with all her …

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Lean In Chapter 10: Let’s Start Talking About It

I LOVE that God made me a woman and could certainly spend a lot of time expounding on the positive experiences I've had of being made in His image as a female.    However, when I think of the lives of women world-wide and throughout history, unfortunately the word that comes most strongly to my …

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