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Adult Bible School Devotional

I’ve been in desperate places before God lately. At the start of every day last week Haisten counted down the days to his birthday. Only 15 more days mama. Only 13 more days mama. Only 10. As a parent it was difficult for me to struggle with not being as excited as he was about […]

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Seven

“Mama, this hurts really bad when I touch it.” “Well baby, don’t touch. We’ve got to leave it alone and let it heal. Leave it be, it’ll be all better.” “Oh yeah, okay Mama.” She just took it. So matter of fact, that answer was okay with her. She left the bruise alone, but when […]

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Touch It Anyway

Sex. My husband and I heard the word on a young leader’s podcast this morning and he was unapologetic for it. He said all he knew about sex was you better not do it before you’re married. My husband said, “You know, that’s the truth though. Growing up in church, I thought if I messed […]

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Which is it, Church?

Fake it ’til we make it. It’s a phrase we say like it’s cute; I am going to pretend to be until I am. What’s sad, though, is we are the reason we feel like we can’t be ourselves. My husband and I were pulling in for sushi the Monday after I returned home from […]

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What you look like VS who you are