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Let’s Love Well

The following is a blog post I wrote for our church’s website last year. We attend ONEchapel, a fairly recent church plant, lead by Ross Parsley. It is a love-filled, truth-speaking, wonderful congregation made up of over 1,000 imperfect people. If you live in Austin, you should join us! Unless, of course, you’re perfect.  … Read more »

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We Are Defined By Christ

“I used to own my own business,” was what I would say every time someone asked what I did for a living. In fact, it took years for me to stop using that as my pat answer. I had fallen for the lie that I was what I did. You know what I mean, don’t… Read more »

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Facing the Inevitable Trials

You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. Psalm 30:11-12 It brings me so much peace in times of trouble to know that everything that Christians go… Read more »

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Heartbreaking

Labor Day, for most it means a three-day weekend, a relaxing end to summer spent grilling out with friends and family. It means swimming for one of the last times of the year, potato salad, watermelon, and don’t forget the brownies. It kicks off the more organized, less chaotic, scheduled life of school, work, Bible… Read more »

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Determine to Know Him

Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” Do you recall this verse in John Chapter 4? Jesus is talking to a Samaritan woman. As I was reading the other… Read more »

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Impossible Love

Julian and I were having a little conversation this morning before he went to work. It was an innocent discussion about a challenging situation we were facing. Then suddenly my husband made a matter-of-fact comment as to what he considered would be the perfect way to “fix” the problem. Husbands are funny that way aren’t… Read more »

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There is a Difference

The difference – Holy people behave in certain ways because they love God. Hypocrites behave in certain ways because they want others to think they love God. ~~~ Holy people are concerned about being pleasing to God – inside and out. Hypocrites are concerned about how they are perceived by others. ~~~ Holy people have… Read more »

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Good Parenting

I hear it time and time again. A child misbehaves, someone informs their parent and the parent makes excuses for the child. The parent doesn’t take the information seriously or worse yet they take offense to hearing the truth. I’ve never liked the saying that Hillary Clinton coined some years ago, “It takes a village… Read more »

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I’m no different, that’s how I make a difference

Do you remember any of your thoughts and feelings about life prior to accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? It may be a gift that my great God has given me; it may be unusual but I do remember the emptiness, the huge hole in my life that nothing, not people, fun, family,… Read more »

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Obedience Begets Obedience

Cathy sat on my sofa in tears, she could barely recount what had happened. Her story began a year and a half ago. Her daughter had been living a life of pretense. She would gladly talk about the Lord and what she’d read in His Word but rarely would she apply it to her own… Read more »