Category: Testimonies

How Was Your 2015?

How was your 2015? Mine was a confusing jumble of mountaintop experiences and dismal unending plateaus. If you’ve watched The Lord of the Rings, I often felt like I was stuck in the dead marshes. But like Frodo and his faithful companion Sam discovered, the marshes do not last forever. Neither do the hard seasons. And looking […]

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Pray for Missionaries: A Personal Appeal

I’ve recently been sharing some ideas about praying for missionaries (here and here). How would you like a real-life opportunity to put those things into practice? As some of you know, my husband and I have felt God’s call to be missionary church-planters in the intermountain West. We’ve had a long stretch of waiting and preparing as he […]

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Quarterly Goals Check-In (April)

How are you doing with your goals for 2014? I hope you haven’t forgotten about them… or given up on them. Because it’s only been a few months! So if you’re starting to slip, now is the perfect time to get back on track. Forget about all those days you didn’t make progress on your goals, and get […]

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Disciplines for 2014

I’ve been struggling to set new goals for this year, and I finally figured out why — I don’t want to attempt anything new. Not that I don’t want to try new things this year, but I don’t want to set goals for accomplishing new things. Instead, I need to focus on maintaining and developing current things. I stumbled across some pretty good […]

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Failed Goals – But Not a Failed Year

Who set goals for this past year? I did. I thought I’d chosen some really great ones to strive for… some things I really wanted to accomplish, most of which would benefit me in countless ways, and would keep me headed in the overall direction I wanted to go. But how did I actually do? Let’s take […]

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Dear Friends and Readers

My thoughts are kind of jumbled right now. I’m thinking about insomnia, seeking wisdom, the need for daily Bible reading, focusing on the right priorities, training the mind, learning another new normal, praying for others, the hard work of publishing, and I’m not sure what else. Mostly, I’m just tired. But for good reason! I’m […]

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Tribute to Boston, 4/15/2013

I grew up about an hour south of Boston, and part of my heart is still there. I grieved along with my friends who were there. I mourned for their losses. I cried out to God for mercy, right along with them. I gave thanks for every report of someone who was safe — whose […]

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