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Fun, Last-Minute 4th of July Ideas

So if you’re like me, you sometimes (almost always) forget about upcoming holidays, and the make-ahead slow-cooker breakfast casseroles, the [...]

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Not Going Camping

I want to like camping. In theory, I love it - smelling the fresh air, getting away from the routines [...]

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On a Mission

This last week Heather, who writes every Thursday here at Middle Places, has been gone on a missions trip. Due [...]

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Just a little light…

I tend to avoid dark places and late night driving as much I tend to avoid left turns. One would [...]

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July 2015 Photo Challenge: ReRoute

One of the things that is synonymous with summer for me is roadtrips. I remember when I was a kid, [...]

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(Re)Route: On GPS and Jesus

(Re)Route. It isn't always bad, but it's usually not our favorite thing to hear Siri say. To reroute by GPS, [...]

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Choosing the Right Thing

Last week I wrote about the Charleston shootings, so I spent a great deal of time the last few days [...]

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Yearning For A Different Place

I am neither a Jew nor displaced from my homeland but I find my heart yearning for something that cannot [...]

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Playing before the Lord

The children shouted and jumped in excitement. A few crazy happy screams could be heard, but mostly it was the high [...]

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Working Together

Last week I was part of an amazing thing. Over 30 different church congregations, of at least 8 different denominations [...]

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Good is Present Tense

Lazarus is dead. His sisters are distraught. Mary, who once sat at the feet of Jesus, doesn’t even go out [...]

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The Joy in Just-Enough

Just after I graduated from college, I attended a conference for new campus pastors in Bellingham, Washington.  I was eager [...]

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More Than Meets the Eye

Do you see this picture? It’s gorgeous, right? The lighting is perfect. My children are clean and color coordinated. Everyone [...]

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Prayer isn’t Everything (A response to Charleston)

My heart is shredded over the events in Charleston last week, events which have been rumbling and building, sometimes screaming, [...]

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Daddy Issues

"All girls have daddy issues." I read this in a tweet and my heart hurt for the sweet girl that [...]

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Sometimes God moves you to MOVE YOU

Moving around was a reality for all of my years growing up. That is until I graduated from college and my [...]

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State of the Union

Today is my fifth wedding anniversary. In these last five years, James and I have gone through some amazing highs [...]

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Playing to an Audience

In high school, I adored the stage. I was never one of those people who said, “There are no small [...]

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Book Review & Giveaway: As Waters Gone By

Do you have a favorite author whose books you will buy without even looking to see what it's about? Only [...]

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My Grown Up VBS

Remember Vacation Bible School? I remember going to a few here and there over the years as a little kid, [...]

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