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Be Angry, and Do Not Sin

Log on to social media, and arguments over the issue of immigrant children fill at least half your newsfeed. Without getting bogged down in the details, I will say that I absolutely hate seeing children mistreated in any way. I get angry over injustice and oppression, whether of children or any other group of people. […]

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Celebrating 5 Years of ‘Touching the Hem’ & God’s Healing Power

It’s hard to believe my first book, Touching the Hem, was published 5 years ago this month! The book was born out of my personal journey into a life-changing chronic illness, and an earnest desire to know how to respond to everything in a way that glorified God. I had recently graduated from college, gotten engaged to […]

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Rejoicing in the Incomprehensibility of God

Are you ever discouraged by the incomprehensibility and mysteries of God? His ways and character are truly unmeasurable by any standard we can use. They are incomprehensible to anyone with finite human understanding. Just read through the last five chapters of Job, and marvel at the divine mysteries of the universe that no human can explain. Read […]

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Art Meditations from Psalm 51

Check the shop for new artwork based on Psalm 51! Each piece is available individually or as a collection. Psalm 51 records David’s humble plea for mercy and forgiveness as he laments his sin of adultery. He starts by aknowledging his utter disregard for God’s law, and confesses his failure to reflect God’s standard of holiness. […]

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Productivity, Effectiveness, and Gospel Flourishing

I’ve been getting stuck lately. Two of my goals for this year are writing the first draft of my next book and filling my new shop with artwork. But I keep hitting obstacles to productivity. Sometimes it’s circumstances beyond my control (like health problems); sometimes it’s choices of necessity (like ministry responsibilities); sometimes it’s a […]

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New Look & New Features for DFD!

Something new has been brewing behind the scenes for several months now. I decided last year that the DFD brand and website was looking so . . . well, last year. So I started working to redesign the logo, revamp my purpose in blogging, and revitalize some of the website’s features. In between deputation and […]

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Do You Matter More Than God?

Do you matter more than God? That’s kind of a silly question, isn’t it? Any decent Christian is going to respond quickly with a big fat NO. But sometimes our actions disagree with that answer! For instance, when we . . . whine about interruptions or inconveniences. complain about being too busy or stressed. throw […]

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