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{ Faith Dare } Joy Takes More Than One Coat Of Paint

By On January 19, 2012

  Sometimes we approach joy as if we were taking a pop quiz. The art of joy requires more than one coat of paint. When my son turned three, TJ graduated from… Read More

Never Too Late For Joy

By On November 9, 2011

I’ve never picked corn before. At the supermarket, sure. But, I had never walked through a cornfield. Until a few weeks ago. Sunday church was over and while milling around, a friend… Read More

A Tribute: Sara’s Song & Why It’s Hard To Say Goodbye

By On September 18, 2011

I got the news like a thud in the night. Except this wasn’t my disorganized closet imploding on itself. It’s my Jesus-fragranced friend. It’s Sara. Earlier this week, I opened up Jessica’s… Read More

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Dare To Be Who God Made You

By On July 28, 2011

Do you ever wish you were someone else or lived another life?  Faith dares us to be who God made us to be, right where we are. Last weekend, I arranged a… Read More

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Little Girls and Grown Up Women: How To Celebrate Grieving & Joy On Mother’s Day

By On May 5, 2011

How can we find joy through motherhood, as we try to make sense of the journey ourselves? As a mom of two preschooler boys, I’m sandwiched in between my experience of motherhood… Read More

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How Do You Uncover God’s Joy? Everyday Joys: A Photo Journal

By On April 28, 2011

How do you experience God’s joy in the everyday? As we focused on the topic of joy this month, I have been challenged to uncover joy in everyday life.  Reading about Jesus’… Read More

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The Art of Attraction: The Joy of Asking

By On April 14, 2011

If joy is a gift, does it mean we’re left to only wait to receive? Does joy count if we ask for it too? Back when I was single, one of the… Read More

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Is Your Joy Safe? The Top 3 Misconceptions About Joy

By On April 7, 2011

We all long to experience joy. Do we opt for safe joy when Jesus offers full joy? When I was a little girl, I didn’t wear that many dresses. On the occasions… Read More

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Joy Takes More Than One Coat Of Paint

By On January 20, 2011

Sometimes we approach joy as if we were taking a pop quiz.  The art of joy requires more than one coat of paint. When my son turned three, TJ graduated from the… Read More

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Unmarketing Joy & Unmasking Ourselves

By On December 7, 2010

“We don’t have to check our pain at the door of Christmas. We can bring it to the One who knows that the manger leads to the cross.'”~ Holley Gerth A few… Read More

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Take The Faith Barista Challenge: Unwrapping Jesus — A Celebration of Simplicity

By On December 1, 2010

No matter how traditional, sentimental or ordinary this Christmas may turn out to be, one thing’s for sure.  Jesus stands apart from the tinsel to bring you a new message this year. … Read More

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The Terrible Letters We Read — Why Faith Is The Choice For Happiness

By On October 21, 2010

Everybody wants to be happy. So, what’s keeping us from it and what does faith have to do with it? I’ve been getting hate mail these days.  They don’t actually spell H-A-T-E,… Read More

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Because some days you need a double shot of faith