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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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A Crucial Element: Love

Recently, I have had two thoughts swirling around in my head. That’s two more than usual, folks, pat this girl on the back. The first is concerning this verse, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond… Read more »

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I like Lists

1. I did exactly what I said I would do yesterday and grabbed my Bible and a new devotional book that my sister recently purchased for me, Breaking Free Day by Day by Beth Moore. I started by reading the day’s devotional. God is so good! Look what it said: You give him blessings forever:… Read more »

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I’ve died and gone to heaven… or the south, same thing

I am in a phenomenal mood, not that I’m moody or anything. OK, maybe a little bit but this mood is a good one. Why, you ask? Let’s start with the temperature. I put the dog out this morning and I honestly thought for just a second that maybe, just maybe while I slept soundly,… Read more »

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The Right Thing

He walked into the house after school today with a grumpy look on his face. Apparently he couldn’t find his wallet and it hadn’t been turned into the lost-and-found either, he’d already asked. Niko has lost his wallet twice before, although I use the term lost loosely because both times it was found resting on… Read more »

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In All Things

“I have this friend, something happened, I guess he did something bad and now he just can’t believe God will ever forgive him. He’s really hit bottom, he’s even walked away from the church.” I was saddened to hear a woman make this comment during our morning Bible study but it was the words that… Read more »