Archive | April, 2014
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Holy Week Confessions

Saturday Today’s the day of grief, of waiting. The day of losing faith and hope in what was believed to be true. Forgive me for my rage in times of grief, for impatience in times of waiting. Forgive me for the times I lose faith–entirely–and let go of hope. Forgive me for not believing your […]

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My Lenten Confessional: Day 33-34

So God: I missed yesterday. If this were a command–not a practice–I’d confess it. But wagons are made to be fallen off of. And today, I’ve got about 5 seconds to do this. And I’m feeling super grateful right now–for so much. For this moment of quiet I’ve snuck in at the Festival of Faith […]

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My Lenten Confessional: Day 32 (Pride)

So God, today’s sin is Pride. And feel pretty good about this. Was just thinking about “good” I am at revealing my foibles and indiscretions, for the most part. Not afraid to take a fall for the sake of a good story or for the sake of people not feeling “alone.” It’s why I’m excited […]

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My Lenten Confessional: Day 31

So, today’s Deadly Sin is Envy. God, I’ve spent so much time confessing this one in my life already. And here too. As I’ve confessed it–really–on my Lust and Do Not Covet days. Of course, some folks (you know the one, God) think I’ve got lusting and covetousness mixed up. And maybe they’re right. At […]

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My Lenten Confessional: Day 30

Dear God: Today’s Deadly Sin is wrath. Woo boy. I’ve often thought (sometimes said) that there’s a reason I’m so wimpy. And why I’m not one of the rich and powerful. Because wrath is something I would rock at if I had the means. I’m bad enough with my ragey anger as it is. When […]

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Introducing: Broke

**Exciting News: The FREE Six-Part Group Discussion Guide for Broke is now available! This is perfect for book clubs, church groups, or neighborhood studies. Available here. Though Broke: What Financial Desperation Revealed about God’s Abundance has been available for a little over a week, April 7 has always been Broke’s Official Launch Date. And it’s here! Yay! To celebrate, here is […]

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My Lenten Confessional: Day 29

Dear God: Today’s sin is Sloth. And fortunately–at least for ease of writing–I spent 8 hours this weekend indulging in my first binge-watch. True Detective was free on my cable app and who knew when I’d get another chance to see it. So I snuck it in here and there. When I should’ve been doing other things. […]

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Book Bits

A selection of bloggy tidbits from my books. “What I learned about asking God to give us this day our daily bread is that it’s really asking God into our lives, asking God to be made manifest in our needs. Because when we learn to live–or are forced to live, as the was for me […]

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My Lenten Confessional: Day 28

So God, I’m going to give greed another go. Spent the day thinking about the non-financial ways I’m so greedy. I have fantastic opportunities. But I want more. Sooner. Faster. Forgive me. I write for a living–what I always wanted to do. But I want more. More money. More readers. More sales. More…attention? Forgive me. I […]

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My Lenten Confessional: Day 27

So today’s Deadly Sin is Greed. Hahaha. So on Monday, God, as you know a book officially launches: Broke, a book that may as well have been titled Greed. In so many ways, that is the sin that our time of financial desperation and our continuing time of daily bread living has convicted me of, that is the […]

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