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Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2009’

Hoping for a Sturdy Little Pool

I’m sure it’s not that important, so I’m reticent to pray for a supernaturally strong, cheap plastic pool that can withstand puppy claws and active children. And yet I know that God cares about the little stuff too, right? 🙂 So let’s just say that I pray that God will know how grateful I am for blessings like these … …

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Our Desire to Belong is Corrupted by Our Need to Exclude

Yesterday’s RZIM Slice of Infinity (the only email devotional I read Monday-Friday) was another stellar essay by Jill Carrattini: There is Still Room I encourage you to read the entire devotional (and sign up to receive it regularly too—I’ve never received ANY solicitations or SPAM from them. Ever. And the essays are usually very good). But since I’m running out …

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Resources Beyond Ourselves

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that Fred and I went through a surprising and frighteningly isolated/lonely/despair-filled season of marriage last year. (I say “surprising” because if you had asked me years ago if we would ever feel so distant from each other and struggle so much in our friendship and marriage, I …

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Only Two More Days to WIN FREE BOOKS and/or Take Advantage of our HUGE SALE

Just a reminder that you only have two more days to enter to WIN FREE BOOKS and/or take advantage of our HUGE SALE on my women’s study materials. Both offers will come down at midnight (Mtn), June 30, 2009. And while I assume that I’ll give away more free stuff in the future (because I love to do so!), I …

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!Win Free Books! (Just leave a comment …)

How fun! In addition to having the joy of ENDORSING Elyse Fitzpatrick and Dennis Johnson’s new book, now I get to GIVE YOU A FREE COPY too! Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ And since I love to give away Christ-exalting, biblical and practical resources, how about if I give you a free copy …

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Longing to Fit In (And Finding Contentment in Christ Alone)

I was reflecting yesterday about how we all, at times, peer in on certain relationships and wish we would easily “fit in.” It could be a prayer group or a playdate; the “leaders” of your church or organization; a certain small group; or even just a set of friends who always seem to be sharing in inside laugh about some …

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More Grace in an “AA” Meeting?

We’re almost done with our summer women’s study on Tim Keller’s “The Prodigal God”, and I think I speak for all of the women participating when I say that it’s been a wonderful, convicting, encouraging time of learning more about God, ourselves, and especially the GOSPEL. (I highly commend this book to you!) Throughout the study, we’ve been trying to …

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Long Line of Learned, Passionate, and Articulate African-Americans Within the Reformed Tradition

I was so excited when Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile’s latest book arrived this week: May We Meet in the Heavenly World: The Piety of Lemuel Haynes (1753-1833) I’m ashamed by my ignorance, but until Pastor Anyabwile let us know about this great man, Lemuel Haynes, I simply never knew that “there had in fact been a long line of learned, passionate, …

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Welcome Miracle Channel / The Bridge Viewers!

Just a quick note to say HELLO and WELCOME to any viewers of the television show “The Bridge” that might be stopping by after my interviews about Peacemaking Women. I hope that you enjoy poking around my current posts and old archives too. Please note that we also have a HUGE SALE on my Women’s DVD Study (“Living the Gospel …

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Firm Conviction that God is Kindly and Well-Disposed

I haven’t blogged about reading through Calvin’s Institutes for awhile (probably because I’m SO behind in my “read through the Institutes in a year” plan). (BTW—Do you think an exhausted, drugged from surgery new mom could possibly hold up that giant book and read/catch up in the hospital recovering from a c-section? Probably not, I’m thinkin’.) But today I was …

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