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On Submission

There are a thousand ways that I could start this post—a story of submission gone awry (I have plenty), or my general philosophy on rules and my compulsion to break them, or a historical background of cultural patriarchy during Biblical times. But instead, I want to start with Jesus and how he modeled submission for…

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The Weary World Rejoices

Unfortunately for me and everyone within earshot, my favorite Christmas hymn happens to be the most difficult to sing. A challenge, yes, but the lyrics compel me to beckon my inner Mariah and let the pipes roar. I find most Christmas songs cheeky, but this one destroys me in the best possible way. Melody aside,…

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Distracted

As we consider how to prioritize seeking first the kingdom of God in the craziness of the holiday season, it is important to identify what keeps us from doing so. Since I have a large spattering of random things that seem to keep me from seeking God’s kingdom first, I’ve tried to narrow it down…

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Contentment vs. Covetousness

I have this uncanny ability for remembering important dates. Unfortunately, what my brain registers as “important” has virtually nothing to do with history and everything to do with my personal history. I remember all of the days—first dates, breakups, birthdays. Considering all the things that could be remembered (namely math, history, bible verses) this one…

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Distracted

It’s that time of year when the duality of the inner self comes to the surface to see who’s really boss. The type A and the Type B sides, the task-oriented and the people-oriented sides, the inner Martha and the inner Mary. We all strive to be Marys, but about this time each year the…

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Seek First Series: Week 1

My first married Thanksgiving was a domestic catastrophe that I may never fully recover from. I attempted to make my first apple pie. Rather than stick to a traditional lattice, or heaven forbid a normal pie top, I decided to display my creativity with cut out dough leaves Because I was new to the fam…

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