open the Heavens

He is well pleased in you – do you believe that? You bring a smile to His face. No matter what temptation you may have fell prey to in the past, you are His beloved child.

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at the end of the day

In the everyday living it is easy to make the Gospel about something less; we find ways to make it about qualification, rules, comparison, us verses them.

Sometimes I think though, at the end of the day, or especially at the end of life, it isn’t about those things. Which means it really never is about those things. The Gospel at the end of the day is about life.

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thoughts on a plane.

Do you ever feel like you have to paste on a new face, become someone less than you are in order to impress or fit in?

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hurrying to arrive (what chicago taught me)

I have spent the past week in Chicago at a conference for Christians in student development. I have loved learning and thinking about my role, and listening to people teach about it who are really good at what they do. It has made me, more than think about what I do, ponder who I want […]

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Rushmore, rush less.

When I finally find a time to slow down, to let my soul catch up with my schedule, I always come back to this question: What will your story be?

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my teenage heart

And the reality is that when I don’t spend time with Him I don’t have anything good in me, and I don’t have anything good to say.

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church, for one.

“It wasn’t until I heard that…speech about self-doubt that it struck me: the real issue wasn’t that I felt like a fraud, but that I could feel something deeply and profoundly and be completely wrong.” – Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In  I’ve tried really hard not to write about singleness. I don’t want to be one […]

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catch and release

Release means to be let go, in its simplest form. To be set free – well, that is a whole other level of meaning, and of truth. Often God releases us from things that we don’t necessarily want to be let go from, but maybe we need to be set free.

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Cinderella, the DMV and why kindness is most important

[to those of you who get these in your email – sorry for the repeat…oops.] I finally had a day off of work last week and decided to make the most of it: aka, spend my inheritance on new license plates at the DMV. I gave myself a pep talk in the morning: “Kallie, you’re […]

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don’t live with the pigs (and don’t fear the Father)

I find it ironic that the One who tells us over and over again “do not fear” happens to be the One we fear the most. We are afraid we aren’t good enough for Him. We are afraid we are disappointing Him. We are afraid to talk to Him, because we might say the wrong […]

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