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That Blue Notebook {a call for the church to be one, not same}

I was introduced, early, to the way we Christians are. And I was a quick study. At seventeen, I was new to a relationship with God and along with this new way came a whole new set of people and conversations and ways of doing life. There were late night talks about Him at a coffee shop with friends and notes passed under…
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The Allure Out of Dullness

We’re unpacking the last of our boxes from our summer move and I’m still relishing the words of my friends in this space over the past six weeks. Broken stories rise up around us, near hourly, and the question that surfaces is almost as if it’s a drum beat: Who is God when we break? So we respond with what, at times,…
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When Winter Holds On

I didn’t know how to plan for that day — those weeks and months — when that test of overwhelming heartache came. It came in the form that we all face, in failures of relationships and the hardships with those we love. Yes, our Lord knew the road ahead of His friends that night when He looked them in the…
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Redefining Happily Ever After

Our wedding party was chosen, the invitations mailed, and the menu set—after months of planning, it was show time! The “happily ever after” I’d always dreamed of was days away.  The only thing in our way?  A wedding crasher named “Hurricane Hanna,” scheduled to hit Virginia Beach on our big day. Determined not to let a little (or big) storm…
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Releasing in October 2014

Every Bitter Thing is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things (via Zondervan)

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