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When Short Legs Happen to Good People

I first saw Corrie Johnson (then Corrie Reinhardt) about 10 years ago on the stage of a community theater doing a dandy job of portraying Anne in Anne of Green Gables.  My daughter, Casey, was cast as Anne’s best

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Jesus Is NOT the Reason for the Season

I tried.  God knows that I did.

I tried to find the place in the Christmas holiday where He and I meet.

As is traditional for us, my family ended each day in December by reading the record of Jesus’s …

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Peace in the Canned Goods Aisle

And suddenly, the great armies of Heaven appeared with the Angel, while shouting praises to God, and they were saying:  “Glory to God in Heaven, and upon earth peace, Good News to the children of men.” (Luke 2:13-14)

Peace at …

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Beyond James Taylor

Last week my husband and I were given floor seat tickets to a James Taylor concert at The KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.

Just taking a moment here to wonder:  Who names a 238 million dollar arena that seats 22,000

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Spiritual Trinkets

Five years ago, God took me from an active place of service and set me down in a chair.

I didn’t like it even a little bit.

I stretched.  I wiggled.  I scooted around until only one spiritual bum cheek …

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Beyond the Words of Worship

I was in a Bible study this week with young Christians. When I say, “young Christians”, I mean they were actually young . There wasn’t another person in the room with an arthritic knee or a bottle of age-renewal makeup …

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Easter: The Prequel

First published in April, 2012

Before Jesus on Earth, before the cross, before the Easter morning resurrection, God wrote another story on the pages of history.

The main characters were God, Himself, and a man named Abram. They had known …

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Me and Jesus and the Noah Movie

I have a confession to make. In 2003, I hid a copy of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code in a brown paper bag and smuggled it from the Calvert City Branch of the Marshall County Public Library.

And I …

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The Blessing

They were mad.

My Southern-born mother would have said that they were so mad they could spit.

Life was hard and hurtful and God had promised them better.

They couldn’t understand Jesus’s delay.

Hadn’t the Jewish people been waiting for …

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The Beat Up and Bent Over

My biggest problem with going to church is deciding what to wear.

Do I wear the pants that are too tight? Not for another 5+ pounds.

Can’t wear the pants that fit. They’ve been in the dirty clothes basket for …

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