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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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Introducing: Broke

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 a sample chapter. Though Broke is a book about money–or, our time of living without much of it at all–of course, it’s not […]

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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 Books

Even after years of doing it, it’s still a a thrill to open a box of my newly published books and see my name on the cover. Childhood dreams die hard and all that, I suppose. I do not take for granted the blessing it’s been to have the opportunity to write books for some […]

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Sinners Welcome Here: My Hope for the Church

Last fall, I was invited to be part of a Christianity Today International’s Hope for the Church project. An idea that encourages Christians to think more about what the church should be for, instead of against. I was happy to take part in this–especially since my role was simply to think up a hope (not hard, […]

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Did the Demons Really Win?

I had wondered why the death of Whitney Houston struck me so. Why the news of her being found dead in a Beverly Hills bathtub hit me so hard. After all, I didn’t know the woman. Beyond that, I’d never been the world’s biggest Whitney fan. Not even back in the day. Even when the […]

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Learning from The Leper Pig

My daughter loves gold and sparkly and my (one) son loves pigs. So obviously spotting this gold, sparkly pig as we walked into a church lobby after a friend’s concert was a Rivadeneira family win-win. As I stood waiting for my kids to stop oohing and ahhing over its goldy goodness, a woman from the […]

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