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Golden Gate Bridge & Berkeley Barthels & Date Night with the Freds

We started our day with a fun (and foggy) trip to The Golden Gate Bridge:    Then we headed on over to Berkeley, where one of my beautiful sisters in law, RecipeMuse Penny, and her family (Fred’s third oldest brother, John, and my absolute favorite middlest niece, Lucy, and favorite oldest nephew, Calvin) took Sophia and Ella for the night:    …

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Enemies Perfectly Disguised — Wolves in Sheep Clothing

When I popped over to Amazon to pre-order Gloria Furman and Dr. Kathleen Nielson’s latest book: Word-Filled Women’s Ministry It reminded me of one of my favorite articles by Dr. Nielson: Never Retreat! Challies pointed to it a few years ago and I’m glad he did. I love everything I’ve ever read by Kathleen Nielson—she communicates her love for literature and …

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I can move forward in love for others and not be so devastated by others’ (de)valuation of me because of Christ.

I take absolutely no pleasure in the suffering of my friends—so I was brought to my knees this past week when I learned how deeply and terribly my dearest sister in Christ was being hurt, not by unbelievers, but by Christians. Christians in her own church. Her own church leaders for whom she has faithfully prayed and submitted to (with …

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The Five Marks of Authentic Leadership

What a great reminder from Michael Hyatt! The Five Marks of Authentic Leadership  

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How Do You Respond When You Have Been “Put on the Shelf”?

I am slowly working through D.A. Carson’s, “For the Love of God,” and today’s reading (like most of the other ones!) is worthy of reflection: “THE STORY IS TOLD of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, one of the most influential preachers of the twentieth century. When he was dying of cancer, one of his friends and former associates asked him, in effect, …

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To be known and not loved is our greatest fear …

The above quote captures the essence of my day of tears. (The salt is burning my eyeballs so harshly now, that I feel quite sure that I need to find a way to stop crying, not only for my emotional health but my physical health too.) And so I will end my day with one of my all-time favorite Tim …

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Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference 2012 — Over 6,200 LiveBlog Replays in the First Two Weeks!

I wanted to send Collin Hansen some stats for my LiveBlogs from The Gospel Coalition’s 2012 Women’s Conference, so I ran a quick report. How fun to see that I’ve already had over 6,200 replays in just the first two weeks! I really hope that they are a blessing to people and that I represented The Gospel Coalition, Kathleen Nielson, …

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Happy 4th of July!

 

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Pain is the Price we Pay for Love

Two of my dearest friends are facing similar “peacemaking opportunity” (i.e. CONFLICT) situations this week, although each is in a different context. One is in the church. The other is in a business situation. But both are the same issue: they have been informed that someone “out there” is upset with them and is talking to others about them behind …

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SanFREDcisco KALIfornia

My sister, Kali, and her husband (Fred #2) flew us to their home in San Francisco this weekend for our big family vacation of the year. We’re all having a great time …    Ella is particularly ensorceled by, well, everything. She walked off the airplane and in response to my saying, “Welcome to California!”, gazed all around Terminal 3 …

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