Let’s Memorize the Word Together

About a year ago, while we were engaged, Brett and I decided we should memorize Scripture together. We wanted to go with a passage or chapter, so we chose the first chapter of 1 John. We tried memorizing one verse per day. During our morning or evening devotions — whenever we had time to do them…

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What I Learned in August

I meant to link up with Emily Freeman’s “What I Learned” link party for this month, but sadly, I missed the deadline by a few days. How in the world is it September 9th already?! However, I’ve decided to go ahead and write up a post anyway about what I learned in the month of…

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Becoming God’s Plan for Me

A few nights ago, I stood on the front beach at camp with my husband, my XtraTuf boots in the edge of the lapping water, watching the sun set over the Chilkat mountain range, casting a fishing line out into the bay in hopes of catching our dinner. And in that peaceful moment, I realized…

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our friend the hitchhiker

image source My friend Courtney and I were driving around town the other day in a minivan plastered with Echo Ranch Bible Camp decals, visiting local churches and schools to hang up posters for summer camp.  As we drove through one particular neighborhood, we came up on a lady walking, who desperately waved at us…

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We’re all consumers here.

image source If working retail has taught me one thing, it has taught me that we are, without a doubt, hardcore consumers.  The most common phrases I hear, at both jobs: Give me Can I have Can I get I’m looking for I need I want Plus, of course, all the complaints, the “no I…

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Not My Enemy

image source My Bible reading this morning was in Ephesians 6 — you know, the passage on spiritual warfare and the armor of God.  I jotted down a few notes in my journal about boldness, standing firm, that kind of thing.  Then a note I had written in the margin of my Bible several years…

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Hold All Things Loosely

Abraham knew without a doubt that Isaac was from God — that God had given Isaac to him (Genesis 17).  Yet then God said, sacrifice him.  Give him up.  Let him go.  He was the promise child, the answer to their prayers, the gift of God.  And God said, let go of him.  Abraham’s response…

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The unadoptable have names.

Orphans have been heavy on my heart for the last couple of days.  Orphans and foster kids — especially the “unadoptable.” Yesterday I was talking with a couple of friends, one from Russia and one who does extensive mission work in Kenya, and we had a lengthy discussion about adoption.  Adoption is extremely difficult and…

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