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The Uvalde Shooting – How we got here

I haven’t had any time to process the Uvalde School shooting, but I am utterly devastated. I found out about it yesterday at about 4 PM. Sobbed briefly in my husband’s arms when he got home at 4:30, and then headed off to a tee ball game numb and sickened. It was Trevor’s last game… Continue reading The Uvalde Shooting – How we got here

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Jesus is in the storm with you

Matthew 8:23-27 tells the story of Jesus calming a storm. I grew up learning about this story and the aspect of Jesus who controls even the wind and rain, and I always thought that was the main point of those verses, but today I gained new insight about it. Let’s read it together: “Then he… Continue reading Jesus is in the storm with you

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What is “the valley of the shadow of death”? It’s life.

In the summer of 1998 I was between 8th and 9th grade. My mom heard of a Christian theatre seminar called Art Reach and though money was tight, my parents scraped together the tuition and sent me to it. The seminar was not age restricted, so, though I was only 14, I attended classes with… Continue reading What is “the valley of the shadow of death”? It’s life.

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Be Angry, and in Your Anger Do Not Sin.

Have y’all ever been just going along with your life minding your own business and then POW something happens to trip you up, and then sin enters your life? Well, I have. The sin I struggle with the most often that just ambushes me like that is rage. I am sometimes just overtaken by an… Continue reading Be Angry, and in Your Anger Do Not Sin.

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How Not to be a Pharisee

The prophecies of the bible are one of its greatest mysteries. Though many claim to understand them, it’s likely that few actually do. In Matthew chapter 13 the bible says of us, “Though seeing, they do not see, though hearing, they do not hear or understand.” The people tasked with interpreting biblical prophecies in Jesus’s… Continue reading How Not to be a Pharisee

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How Not to be a Foolish Virgin

One of the most vexing parables recorded in the New Testament is the Parable of the Ten Virgins. Found in Matthew 25 and given as the answer to eschatological questions from the disciples, Jesus states: “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the… Continue reading How Not to be a Foolish Virgin