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Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2011’

Destructive Church Conflict — The Antithesis to Our Faith

Dave hit it out of the park again with his most recent post over at RedeemingChurchConflicts.com: Destructive Church Conflicts — The Antithesis to Our Faith In it, he lists a number of evidences of this antithesis. Consider just a few: – The temporal is of greater concern than the eternal. – Self-interest supersedes the interests of others. – Angry venting …

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So You Want to be a Published Author

Whenever anyone asks for my advice on how to get published, I always send them to this page of Michael Hyatt’s blog: Advice to First Time Authors I also encourage them to purchase and follow EVERY STEP in his e-books: Writing a Winning Book Proposal Even though Peacemaking Women has been selling well for six years now (and is available …

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Authors Are Real People

Tim Challies’ post today is a must-read, especially if you are a blogger or avid Facebook user: A Holy Moment As a real person who also has some level of a public persona life because of my book, video series, blog, and speaking events, I was particularly struck by this excerpt: “In that moment I felt a strange flush of …

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Relaxing and Enjoying My (Now Complete) LibraryThing.com

Years ago, I read an article by Tim Challies entitled How to Organize a Personal Library. I loved this article on many levels, but especially because it hit two of my favorite things in life: 1) Organizing; and 2) Books. I just love to make order out of chaos! And I really REALLY love books. I started trying to work …

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Church – A Community of Grace? Or a Community of Convenience?

Earlier this week, I was re-reading an article from 2009 and was struck again at the clear insights the author gives us re: whether our churches are communities of convenience or communities of grace. Please click through and view his (brief) chart: Defective Church – A Community of Convenience And then I pray that we will all remember that “the …

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First Day of School!

We had a wonderful first day of school—hope you did too! Thank God for learning and friends and fun!

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Jerram Barrs on Harry Potter

I’ll never forget the dinner conversation at our home wherein some of the most intelligent, literate, and godly people I know effusively talked about the “genius” of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. I was aware, of course, that some Christians disdain ed them as evil. I, personally, had seen a few of the movies and thought they were fine—but I’m …

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Name That Tune!

(Can you guess what song the girls are singing? 🙂 ! )

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AmazingGrace360 — Whole Gospel. Whole Life. Whole World.

The registration deadline is coming up FAST for the AmazingGrace360 Conference. I hope that you are registered already! And that you’ll stop by the Peacemaker Ministries / Tara Barthel booth to say hello to my best bud, Samara, and to me too! 🙂 We will be giving away OVER $600 in FREE PEACEMAKING MATERIALS, so it’ll definitely be worth your …

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Hope Week

Baseball. Adoption. Grace grace grace. LOVE IT! (HT: Challies)

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