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No Pray No Peace?

No Pray No Peace?

“People don’t have peace because they’re not praying.” I cringed when I heard the well-meaning podcaster’s words. Although she wasn’t theologically incorrect, her blanket statement was devoid of context or explanation. As a Christian and someone who had my first panic...

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My Faith Funk

My Faith Funk

In the past few weeks, I’ve done almost nothing “spiritual.” When I have, I’ve not gotten much out of reading my Bible, praying, and journaling. Living between two houses, some ongoing relational strife, and other major life transitions for our family have not only...

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Professor of Nothing

Professor of Nothing

In January I applied to be an adjunct professor of biblical studies in a medium security correctional institute. However, a leadership transition at the university that oversees the prison program meant my application was delayed. When we moved, I had lots of time to...

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Two Words to Curb Anxiety

Two Words to Curb Anxiety

When my husband and I agreed he should take a new job two and a half hours away but keep our home in Milwaukee, too, I kept hearing a repeated Spirit-inspired-whisper: “Do today.” When I caught myself worrying about how I’d manage two houses long term, I’d get...

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My Transient New Life

My Transient New Life

Lent was a bust this year. I tried giving up sweets, but it didn’t take (see my previous post for details). I tried spending more time with God using the Lectio 365 app but was inconsistent with that, as well. However, while lamenting about how I'd missed Lent this...

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That Sounds Challenging…No Thank You

That Sounds Challenging…No Thank You

“We are the beloved. We are intimately loved long before our parents, teachers, spouses, children, and friends loved or wounded us. That’s the truth of our lives. That’s the truth I want you to claim for yourself. That’s the truth spoken by the voice that says, ‘You...

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