Choose Life

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” Deuteronomy 30:19 It is the second summer in a row that I am […]

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Summer of Dreams

One of my good friends titled it that: Summer of Dreams. We are at this fun place in our lives where we have some freedom, maybe a few extra dollars, hopes, goals and well, dreams. So we bought season passes to the theme park, we spent a weekend in Steamboat, and are doing our best […]

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What if?

I spent this past week at home in my beautiful state of Oregon – we boated, kayaked, waterfalled (I think that can be a verb). We roasted s’mores in the backyard, waited in anticipation for the Butte to catch on fire from fireworks (it’s tradition), and ate a lot of watermelon. All in all, a […]

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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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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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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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what we bring to the table (and what jealousy does to dreams)

As I begin to dream and have big hopes for my life, I find myself constantly comparing myself to those who have either reached those dreams or are next to me in the “race” towards those hopes and dreams. And I struggle. I’ll be honest – I sometimes hope for their downfall. I compose mental lists of why I’m better than them, or, more often, why they are better than me.

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