What Does Charlton Heston Have to Do with Easter?

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Most of us have memories of watching The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston after a long day of hunting Easter eggs and eating chocolate bunnies. It was an Easter tradition in most American homes.  But as a child I never understood the connection between the Exodus story and the Cross.

I do remember being so mystified by the tenth plague where God, Himself, went through all of Egypt and killed the firstborn of every family…except those who had the blood of the lamb on their doorpost.  The Hebrew Sacrificial System was so foreign to me. And for real, what does this have to do with Jesus! Shouldn’t we be watching a movie about the Resurrection?

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For When You Are in a Holding Pattern

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Ten years ago this spring, Michael and I visited our Pastor’s office for several sessions of pre-marital counseling.  Some things were very helpful. Most topics were very awkward as you can imagine.  We discussed finances, family history, goals…and intimacy. Yikes!

We had only been dating for a few months. These counseling sessions were revealing things that had not come up in the short time we had known each other.

I distinctly remember Pastor asking, “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” My knee jerk response was, “Published.”

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Love and Hospitality: Lessons Learned from Call the Midwife

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Since starting my new job, I have found very little time or energy to write or read.  At the end of the day, I am spent.  All I want to do is plop down in my writing nook and plug into Netflix to continue whatever marathon I happen to be enjoying.  Currently, I am in the middle of Call the Midwife for the second time.

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Burnt Toast or the Bread of Life

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“Give us today our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11

It is morning. I am checking off tasks on my morning routine “to do” list.

  • Shower. Check.
  • Dress kids. Check.
  • Start breakfast. Toast in the toaster oven. Check and check.
  • Fill sippys. Check.
  • Say our goodbyes to Daddy as he heads out the door for work. Check.
  • Empty dishwasher. Fill dishwasher. Check and check.

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One Word 2015: Yield

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This is the third year that I have thrown all New Year’s Resolutions out the window and replaced it with a “one word” focus.  Some people choose a word to help set goals for the year. Sometimes the word chooses you. My words have always chosen me.  I feel they reflected what the LORD was actively doing in my heart or wanted to teach me.

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Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room

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Advent is a season of waiting. Oh sweet friend, this is it.  This is what we have been waiting for.  The time has come.  God’s plan is ripe.  After hundreds of years of prophecy…then silence…

God Himself enters His own creation!

That is the miracle of Christmas.  Don’t miss it.  In my 35 years, my mind has finally been opened.  Did you see it?

Slow down…soak it in…

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A Visit from The Tightly Wound Woman

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One of the unexpected joys of blogging has been the online friendships I have developed!  It is so neat to be a part of an online community of writers who all strive to glorify the Father through their writing.  One of my peers, Katie Reid, was the first to make me feel like I belonged. We meet through Five Minute Friday.  She sought me out through Twitter to be apart of her Psalms Series last spring and then again on her Open Hearts Series.  She helped me find my confidence as a blogger.

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