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2014 Peacemaker Conference LiveBlogs

  In just three weeks, I will have the joy of serving at the 2014 Peacemaker Conference. If there is any possibility you can join us September 25-27 in Colorado Springs (or earlier for some of the pre-conference advanced training events), it truly would be wonderful to spend time with you there. But if you can’t make it to Colorado, please …

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Two MORE (Free!) Books to Encourage You as You Minister: Made for More (Hannah Anderson) & Gospel-Centered Teaching (Trevin Wax)

It’s almost September 1 and the biggest WIN FREE STUFF GIVEAWAY of (biblical & practical) resources our family has ever done is coming to a close. THANK YOU for all of the sweet comments and for letting others know about Living the Gospel in Relationships video series. Fred and the girls and I are so grateful. To round out our gifts of the just-released ESV Women’s Devotional Bible (which I …

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Begging Jesus for Sleep

Last week I endured one of my (relatively common) stretches of insomnia. It was, as always, incredibly hard to bear. If you have never struggled with acute, lasting sleeplessness (the kind that goes for hour after hour, night after night), please know that I am thrilled for you. I rejoice as I leave the room with my sleeping-soundly husband and …

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Adding TWO MORE BOOKS to our giveaway: United – Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity (Trillia Newbell) & The Gospel at Work (Traeger/Gilbert)

Given the important things happening in our country right now, I wanted to be sure you all know about Trillia Newbell’s wonderful book: United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity So I thought it would be fun to add a brand-new copy to our family’s current WIN FREE STUFF GIVEAWAY (which ends on September 1). I’m also adding a copy of The Gospel …

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1 in 36 Chance of Winning the ESV Women’s Devotional Bible + 15 Other (Great!) Books

Just a little reminder that our family’s current WIN FREE STUFF! giveaway ends in one week and there are currently only 36 entries—so the likelihood of your winning is very high. (I have no idea how high because I’m terrible at math—but I know that 1 in 36 is much better odds than most drawings.) (As a quick side note—I …

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Other Christian Books that I (Mentally or Actually) SHARPIE-OUT their Titles and Rename

I’m a little worried that my previous post might be discouraging to people who title books (is there a term of art for that?) and/or to the incredibly gifted men and women who make graphic designs that I can only DREAM of being able to create in Heaven one day. (I, being the most graphically-challenged human being on the planet.) I …

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Why do so many excellent (biblical, Christ-centered) books have uninteresting titles and graphics?

A few months ago, I mentioned to a friend how wonderfully, biblically, rich, Christ-exalting, and helpful one of my currently-being-read-books was. (I’m one of those people who usually has a PILE O’ BOOKS surrounding me, on every level, all the time.) I told her that this might actually be one of my favorite books of all time (!!) and I was super excited …

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Win TWO MORE Free Books: In addition to the ESV Women’s Devotional Bible and thirteen others, I’m adding TWO MORE BOOKS: “Housewife Theologian” by Amy Byrd and “Leadership for Women in the Church” by Susan Hunt and Peggy Hutcheson

I’m SO enjoying all of your entries and comments on our family’s current WIN FREE (BIBLICAL! PRACTICAL!) BOOKS giveaway. Thanks so much! And I can’t wait to see who wins all SIXTEEN BOOKS on September 1! I’ve added TWO MORE BOOKS today, so here are the current books you could win: The ESV Women’s Devotional Bible (I reviewed this brand-new resource here and I …

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Just Tell Them You’re Not a Christian. Nothing is Worth Dying For.

If you have ever listened to my testimony, you know that when God saved me way back in 1984 (my freshman year of high school), I was a bonafide Christian jerk. Yes, I had heard the distinct call of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone. Yes, I wanted to be forgiven all my sins; have a new heart; be …

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