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Posted by | July 25, 2019
Three Proven Benefits of Daily Prayer

A Guide to Praying Intentionally   I had a quiet moment the other morning. My eldest son awoke, read his Bible, and then started his classwork. My other children were...

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Posted by | May 16, 2019
Why I Quit Twitter

Eight great truths every introvert should know   I deactivated my Twitter account around the time I was grieving the death of my dad. If I remember correctly, my last...

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Posted by | January 29, 2019
The Christian and Moral and Spiritual Tensions

How we fight daily to not be seen of men Growing up, I can recall being praised for my achievements from both my mother and my teachers. I was an...

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Posted by | November 23, 2018
More Valuable Than What a Book Can Teach

Some lessons are better learned in sorrow As soon as my son returned from a few days backpacking and tenting in the desert in October, we were off again in...

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Posted by | April 30, 2018
Finding Our Way Through Conversations We’re Expected to Have

When we're stuck keeping our words to ourselves It is always a risk to bear the cross of Christ, to carry it through the procession of family dissonance. I find...

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Posted by | April 12, 2018
The Other Passion Next to Writing Is Creating a Quilt

When sewing serves a greater purpose as a respite from writing fatigue Last week, I was contemplating about the energy and time I put into writing, the unnerving pangs in...

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Posted by | April 1, 2018
Interview with Kate Motaung

A discussion about displacement, surrender, and landing in the center of God’s will Kate Motaung is the author of A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging, a...

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Posted by | April 1, 2018
Why It’s Impossible to Proclaim Christ and Deny His Word

God's word is settled and doesn't need to be made more palatable for the sinner These days, much of my time has been spent away from social media. Mostly because...

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Posted by | March 24, 2018
The Truth About Ethnic Names and Their Marks on Childhood

How saying my name over and over has become a routine When I was in fifth grade, my teacher decided to give me a new name because it was easier...

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Posted by | March 8, 2018
Here’s What Happens When It’s Unpopular to Call Out Sin

Refusing to call right wrong and wrong right The new year continues to shift my focus to the word I elected to live out this year: peculiar. However, I’m in...

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