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Be with my words

My husband and I, both being of the somewhat chatty variety, managed to give birth to two very verbal kids. Go figure. Most of the time, this makes for great entertainment. Clark and I muffle our laughter during prayer time as our kids pray for everything under the sun and we watch the surprised faces […]

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Do the Math

Psalm 33:5 -The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. A wise leader recently told me to always do the math. He was talking specifically about leading through change, but I think it’s a nugget that holds wide application. When events like the horror that happened in Orlando on […]

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Proper Pronouns

Yesterday my 7-yr old son ran into a door handle as he rushed ahead in a race to beat his brother to the car. He grimaced on impact and then immediately turned to glare at me. His look said it all – the accident was clearly my fault. Somehow, with my magical mom powers, I […]

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A Culture of Extremes

We live in a culture that promotes and rewards extremism. I mean think about it, you either have to love Peeps (the candy) or hate them. There’s no in between. (I for one am still busy mourning the discontinuation of the Peepsters – dark chocolate goodness surrounding a marshmallow creme center reminiscent of love and […]

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My Grown-Up Christmas List

On Sunday, I talked about making a grown-up Christmas list (you can check that our here), but now, without further adieu and with all necessary thanks to Amy Grant for the inspiration, here we go… Jenn’s Grown-Up Christmas List Stress-relief lotion – because kids and ministry and politics and adulting…FOR THE LOVE! (Please, Clark, and […]

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“I Was You” – Guest Post

My amazing friend, John Johnson, wrote this and shared it with me today. And with his permission, I’m sharing it with all of you. Thank you, John! I’m so grateful to follow Jesus with you.   “I was you” I was you You wouldn’t know it now My brand has changed What you see now […]

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Growing Into Your Skin

At some point, you have to stop apologizing for being who you are and wanting what you want. (Are there legal, moral and ethical boundaries to that statement? Absolutely, but that’s not where I’m going with this.) I don’t think there’s a magic formula for when that point comes, but there is a point. Especially […]

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On having people

We all need people. Some of us have people by birth that stay our people throughout life. Some of us seek out and/or stumble upon our people at different points in life. Some of us have a dynamic combination of people from multiple sources. Wherever the people come from, we all need people. Especially if […]

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It’s funny really…

(I have a secret, but you have to promise not to tell anyone…are you close enough for me to whisper?) I lead a church whose vision and primary call to mission is that “Life is Better Together,” but most of the time, I just really like to be alone. Oops. I love people (but people […]

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Ashes, Ashes, we all fall down…

I never understood the game “Ring around the rosey.” First of all, what is a “rosey?” I get that a “posey” is a flower, or at least I think, but I could be wrong about that. In this game, you hold hands and skip in a circle until it’s time to all fall down. And […]

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