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Do You Know…?

Do you know… You are forgiven…completely? Not-sorta-kinda-maybe-forgiven. Not partially, slightly forgiven, but completely forgiven. God does not remember your sin. He has forgotten them. Forever. Do you know… You are not a broken adult whom God has patched up and pieced back together? No. You are altogether new..a new creation breathed into being from nothingness. You are … Read this post

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Jesus and Vomit

[from the archives] My kids were sick with the stomach flu (again) this week and this post came to mind. I thought it was worth re-sharing. My kids had the stomach flu last week, meaning there was lots of vomiting…everywhere…for days. This is never fun as a parent. Never. Once the sickness subsided and life … Read this post

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Paying with Post It Notes

Today’s guest post is from Chris Lautsbaugh, who writes the grace-filled and encouraging blog No Superheroes. Chris pours out grace in all that he writes, as he knows the freedom grace offers us to move away from thinking we need to be superheroes, and instead allowing us to be true followers of Christ. I’m so … Read this post

Dear Naysayer

To My Naysayers…

No one told me this would be so hard. No one explained to me that people will read and assume–that they will project their own messes onto me and that I will be, at times, buried by it. No one could have told me, because no one could have known, how much God would use … Read this post

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Confessions of a Mean Girl

I suppose it was survival. A defense mechanism developed as the result of years and years of bullying. Girls can be mean. Vicious, really. Cruel, even. I never saw it happening or noticed the moment when I changed. It was a transformation just like anything. A process, that took me from being who I really … Read this post

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Church without You

from the archives One of the biggest lies told, and re-told by the Church is that in order to serve, individuals must be special in some way. We are told we need a seminary degree, or a counseling degree, or 18 years of experience, or a spouse, or any other number of prerequisites. We are … Read this post

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I Didn’t Celebrate

Back in July, something remarkable happened, something truly miraculous and I didn’t even stop to take notice. Somewhere at the end of the month, I glanced at a calendar and realized that I had been blogging for a whole 2 years. While this might not sound impressive, and why should it, I find it amazing. … Read this post

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So, I Almost Died…Sorta

I felt on edge all week, but didn’t figure this was anything to worry about. I’d also not been feeling well physically, having been racked with migraines and pain throughout my body. So, come last Friday when I woke up feeling miserable, I was determined to not let the pain or stress win. I fought … Read this post

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The Death of My Dream

For a really long time, I wanted to be a magazine editor. Or rather, I wanted to start my own magazine and then declare myself “editor.” It was my life-long dream. Everyone who knew me, knew I would one day be an Editor-in-Chief. Then something happened. I guess you could just call it “life.” Life … Read this post

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Top 10 Ways to Not Be a Jerk

I’m just finishing up a little vacation with my family and as a result today’s post is from the archives. I hope you don’t mind and I hope you enjoy. P.S. If you want to be a total stalker (shhh, I won’t tell) find me on Instagram as “Modernreject” to see my vacation pics. I’ve … Read this post