IF: Gathering – Day 1

Today was just…wow. I don’t even have the words to describe it. Tears. Joy. Conviction. Truth. Grace. It was all there in heaps. The Holy Spirit was present, and He moved. If I had to summarize Day 1 of the IF: Gathering in one sentence, it would be this: Ladies, it’s time to get back…
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Releasing My Reputation

Perhaps I shouldn’t have clicked on that button. Perhaps I should have just left it alone. After all, I knew the risks. Why take the chance? But my curiosity got the best of me. I tapped on the link labeled “Comments” and scanned the reactions below. It wasn’t pretty. Sure, there were commenters who liked…
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A Lesson From My 23-Year-Old Self

When I was 23 years old, my parents invited me and a friend to join them on a Caribbean cruise. The trip was in January, which meant that nearly everyone on the ship was a 50+ retiree. Between me and my friend Ashley, we constituted about a third of the passengers under the age of…
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Am I Accepted?

About a year ago, Ike and I began attending a church that we now love. It’s been a wonderful home for our family, and we’ve been blessed to be a part of the community. The anniversary of our joining the church kind of snuck up on me. For an entire year, we’ve thought of ourselves…
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Where Has God Called You to Influence?

One of my favorite passages in all of Scripture is not one you would expect. It’s not about God lifting us up on eagles wings, or how we can do all things through Christ. It’s not very flashy. It’s nobody’s “life verse.” But it is incredibly important for each of us. It’s 1 Corinthians 12:14-26….
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