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Rebel Yell: Find Him Friday

First week of July… You gals are killin it! And in honor of our country’s birthday and us celebrating freedom, I have a fun but painfully true song to share with you all.  As I watch this video, I’m thinking of all of you, shouting a “G’on girl!” as you tread into new territories and…
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Rebellious Rule Follower: Women in the Word

There’s a lot I don’t know about God. I certainly don’t claim to know it all, Lord, I don’t even claim to know a little! But one thing I know for certain is, that God is so freaking cool. I know…deep theology, huh? I know that His love for His children is so intentional. Always…
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Rebellious Rule Follower: SJG 2018 Summer Bible Series

Yeah, I think those words sum me up pretty well. Rebellious rule follower. Nail biting yet faith filled. List making free spirit. Cautious risk taker. Oxymoron. I like order and spontaneity. I thrive on charts, to-do lists, MY PLANNER….Sweet Jesus…my planner. Thanks God for Erin Condren, is all I gotta say. Yet I love just…
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My Problem: Women in the Word

I’m going to be honest. I have a very bad habit of making snap judgements. Usually about people and their motives. The phrase, “innocent until proven guilty” in my small mind is usually, “suspicious until proven genuine.” As a librarian, the golden rule is, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” But I’m guilty. It’s…
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My Problem with Joanna Gaines: SJG 2018 Summer Bible Series

I rarely watch tv  what I want to watch on tv. We have one television in our house and with six people, that usually means the little people have on their shows. So this means that if I’m watching the tv, I’m settling in for a hour or so of Teen Titans Go!, Alaska State…
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Cat Fight: Find Him Friday

I don’t know how it happens, but every week…here we are. Ready for the weekend. Good grief, how is time going so freaking fast?! It’s dumb. So how are you all? Really…how are you? This week has brought a lot of potentially stressful situations, but I have had a crazy peace about them all. It’s…
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Cat Fight: Women in the Word

Chance encounters.
Divine appointments.
This week’s Woman in the Word experienced a little bit of both.
The woman at the well
What exactly was she seeking?
Clearly she was thirsty.
She was there after all to get a drink from the well.
But what was her heart seeking?
We don’t know her name, but in her life a series of choices gave her a rap sheet of five husbands and a live in boyfriend.
I have the U2 song, “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” rolling through my head.
What was she looking for?
This chance encounter with Jesus gives us a glimpse into the heart of God.
How He is willing to throw out the cultural rules and social conventions of the time to go after that one.
He wasn’t supposed to talk to a woman, He wasn’t supposed to talk to a non-Jew.
But He knew that her heart was seeking a new life.
One that didn’t carry the label of “loose,” or “harlot.”
She came seeking physical water.
What she found was living water.
Jesus didn’t care about her outside; her culture, her family, or her gender.
He was seeking her heart.
She found what she had been looking for through a lifetime of failed relationships.
She would never ever be satisfied if she settled for water.
Her thirst would always come back.
She would never ever be satisfied seeking love from a new man.
Her heart would continue to be broken.
But God…
This divine encounter would forever satisfy her.
But she had to let go of what she had been seeking for so long, so she could find freedom, joy, and true love.
And as soon as she accepted this free gift of living water, she left and shared about this love she found that never ever fails.


 

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Cat Fight: SJG 2018 Summer Bible Series

Since closing the reproductive factory five years ago with the birth of baby Ellie, it seems as if my body has been preparing for a “going out of business” sale. I’d given… …36 months to being pregnant …52 months dedicated to breastfeeding Over SEVEN years of either someone growing IN or hanging OFF my body….
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40 Year Fight: Find Him Friday

Ohhhh girls!  Here we are! How has your week been? I am so so so thankful that you are on the other side of this screen with me. Whether you have had an amazing week full of bliss…God is good. Or if you have had a week that has just completely sucked the life out…
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