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When the Well Seems Dry

I've hard a hard time writing this week. A really hard time. I have been dealing with a lot of [...]

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I Believe in Fangirl-ing

I believe in fangirl-ing. I do. Here’s the deal: When someone inspires you, you should tell them. Tell them face-to-face [...]

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What I Needed Most

Let me tell you a quick story about what a wonderful gift giver my husband is. For Christmas he bought [...]

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When God gives you a big message and a small audience

Butterflies — pterodactyl-sized butterflies — swarmed around inside my belly as we set out the folded metal chairs. We surveyed [...]

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That Day I Lost And Found My Jesus On A Steamy Pile Of Poo

I own a horse farm. It’s super funzies most of the time, but when the weather is especially bad it [...]

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March 2015 Photo Challenge

It's March already! Shew! That snuck up on me. I love March. I mean...what's not to love? I get to [...]

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(RE)lent: Embracing the art of Surrender

So February was fun, huh? Relentless ice, relentless cold, relentless snow, relentless flu.  I've gotta tell you, I haven't heard [...]

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STILL Waiting?

Back in October, I wrote here at Middle Places about God fulfilling words that had been spoken over our family [...]

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Focus: Less is More

Over lunch with my husband on the last day of 2014, I pulled out my new goals journal. The cover [...]

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You Didn’t See Me

You walked past me on the street yesterday. You didn’t see me, because your phone buzzed and that call was [...]

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To Raise a Strong Woman

All around me storms rage. Friends ache of loneliness, heartbreak, devastation. Dreams unfulfilled, marriages shattered, finances in ruin. And we’ve [...]

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On Texting, Facebook, and Those Selfies

There are two things I know for sure that I am terrible at. I can't fry bacon worth eating, and [...]

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Enter in

He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. Psalm 23. Apparently, I gave up health for Lent. This [...]

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Safe Handling of Dynamite

Fire out of control will raze an entire community if left unchecked.   Under control it melts away the impurities. [...]

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What seems to be the problem?

My dreams have been messed up lately, full of emotion and weirdness. I wake up frequently, almost as if in [...]

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Keepin’ The Home Fires Burnin’

So friends, in thinking about the month of all things LOVE and our fabulous theme for the month, I am [...]

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Connect the Dots

Draw nine dots on your paper. Like this: Now use four consecutive lines to connect all nine dots. Those were [...]

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I’m Too Busy

It's my default answer to questions like "How are you doing today?" or "We need help with________. Are you available?" [...]

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When You’re Feeling Burned Out

My mother in law, whose house I live in, has a wonderful, large brick fire place. The house was built [...]

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Let’s Talk

Five years ago I learned a very hard lesson: there are things we just don't talk about in ministry.  I [...]

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