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Spread Too Thin

As you navigate through the joys and challenges of the summer, are you attempting “to be all things to all people?” or “all things to a few people?” Is guilt nipping at your heels?  Male or female, …

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Public Enemy

What reeks havoc in the typical American home? Greed? Anger? Anxiety? The TV remote? It’s time. There’s never enough and the daily grind … When the time is right, you can finish this article by clicking on …

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Week 13: Under Construction

Dear friends—old and new, My life is a wild ride. I am not an empty-nester who is reflecting on the rest that should have been or could have been mine, but am tasting the sweet rewards of …

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Week 12: Commitments & Calling

Each season of our life is made up of a unique blend of commitments and calling. Commitments Commitments are the non-negotiable obligations in our life. Some bring great joy, like caring for a long awaited newborn. Some …

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Week 12: Commissioned

You have been commissioned to participate in the Great Commission. So have I. It’s the commission (“go and make disciples of all nations” Matthew 28:19) we are all aware of, but few take seriously. Our fruit is meager. Our …

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Week 12: Convicted!

* 240 people enter this world every minute. 120 people die every minute. And 80 people die without knowing Jesus Christ. By the time you finish reading this blog, 230 people will have died. This statistic makes …

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Week 11: Plan B

I am on retreat today. It is a defensive retreat based on a breaking heart, diminishing returns and the beginning of an intense season of ministry for my family. (We run a Christian summer camp.) My afternoon retreat …

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Week 11: Dacha

Dacha is one of my favorite words. It’s Russian and I was introduced to it in the town of Istra, Russia in January 2012 while speaking on the topics of rest and retreat at a conference for …

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Week 11: Retreat!

“Retreat!” It’s a battle cry of the beloved. It’s strategic. It is revolutionary. My first personal retreat was the open gate that welcomed my heart back home to rest. As a deeply ingrained workaholic, the power of …

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Week 10: Predictability #5

Do you love a little person – or a bunch of little people ages 1-18? (They don’t even have to live under your roof.) This post is for you. Think Why do we spend most of our …

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