Being Real, Friendship, Prayer

Be the Friend You Want to Have

I was floating along in the pool on a floatie. She was standing in the shallow end. We were lapping up the sun and enjoying our time together. She dropped her ponytail holder just after she had pulled it out to dip under and let the cool water run through her hair. It sank to the bottom. Three feet down.…

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Being Real, Global Impact, Mobilizing, Prayer

Spend Yourself in Prayer

Crucified upside down. Staked. Burned alive. Torn apart by lions. Skinned alive. Shot. Beheaded. Tortured. No one wants to read that. No one wants to actually believe people are capable of things we hear, have studied in history, in the Bible, and now have seen on our screens. I’m with you. I’d rather run, hide, pretend it isn’t real and…

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Being Real

The Dangerous Search for Our True Self

I love my personality. However, there are things about it that I think “Huh. Wish I wasn’t like that”, and then in the next breath I’ll be all, “I really like that about me!” For instance, I can fly off the handle. I can go from a ho-hum, la-tee-da, I’m not doing much but fiddling around in my kitchen, to…

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Church, Global Impact, Holy Spirit, Prayer

Why I Watched Him Die

It popped up in my Twitter feed. I had heard about it all week and even read just a bit on the situation, but this link, this click, took me to the video. I clicked on the play triangle. 22 some odd minutes appeared at the top. 22? Twenty-two minutes of this? I sat on my piano bench and turned…

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Being Real, Bible thinkin', Holy Spirit, Prayer

God Talking

How many times have you sorta looked around after “hearing” something that might be from God and mumbled, chin down, in your chest, “Uhh, was that You or me?” Raise your hand. Me too. But, you see, I’ve come to the place when I know He is talking to me. I mean, I’ve come to a place (though His teaching…

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Being Real

Do Your Dreams Collide or Coincide with God’s?

I wrote a book. With the help of a publisher (and some of my dad’s cash) I actually have a real book you can hold in your hand. However, I’ve been rejected twice in the book world. Twice. Some would say that’s not very many times and that I should keep trying! Keep going! Do it again! But y’all, I…

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Being Real, Church, Global Impact

Round Tables Meant Engaging. Gag.

2004 I’m reluctantly taking a class called Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. And by reluctantly, I mean I flat out don’t want to take it. JT took it and I don’t want to. And yet, I signed up. I drag myself to the church, keeping my eyes down in case Jesus was looking for people with bright eyes willing…

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