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Becoming My Truest Self

Becoming My Truest Self

I adored our family of four. We had two happy, silly, lovable boys who were just beginning preschool and kindergarten. Steve and I were starting to feel like real adults, with jobs and kids and a house to take care of. Life was complicated, but beautiful. We each had our own personalities and quirks, which

Clear the Clutter and Give Your Heart a New Focus: Simply Content

We’re members of one of the most privileged societies in the world. So why do we yearn for more when we have so much already? I feel uncomfortable even writing about it because I’m still dripping in disobedience and greed. Tens of thousands of people every day die from hunger, yet we’re throwing out food we forgot about because we had so much other

Imperfect Faith

What Joy Davidman’s Spiritual Journey Teaches Us Today “If we should ever grow brave, what on earth would become of us?” This question asked by Joy Davidman does more than beg for an answer, it might also set us off on a spiritual journey that irrevocably alters our lives, which is exactly what happened to

Taste and See Week 1 — You’re Invited to the Table

  The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground — trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. — Genesis 2:9 Why is God such a foodie? What does God take such a particular interest in food? I think the answer traces back to the Garden. ~

The Power of the Table

Like the sacramental use of water and bread and wine, friendship takes what’s common in human experience and turns it into something holy. — Eugene H. Peterson, Leap Over a Wall The Lord’s Table I find it interesting that the same kind of pull I have toward my table, Jesus Himself had toward a certain

Taste and See: The Jeweled Symbolism of Salt in Scripture

Much like the natural wonderment of the mine, salt glistens throughout the pages of the Bible. The first mention of salt in Scripture is also the most infamous. In Genesis, God rains down sulfur on Sodom, Gomorrah & Co. for debauchery and neglect of the poor. Lot’s wife cranes her neck for a forbidden glimpse

God-Story vs. Self-Story

This past spring our friends Jill and Guri secured a table at Talula’s Table, one of the most difficult dinner reservations to snag in the entire country. There was seating for eight, and we were elated to accept their invitation to take two of those spots. About a month out, the restaurant emailed the menu

Fiction Friday: Indivisible

Editor’s Note: Find each other all over again… Marriage is a beautiful gift and takes work to maintain sweetness, joy, and intimacy. What better time than now to choose love and ask God for great blessings over your marriage? Enjoy this excerpt from Indivisible! * Being Still in the Battle Moses answered the people, “Do

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