Category Archives: The Year of Joy (2015)

One Tiny Basketball Lesson

My son plays basketball. As a parent, I want him to do well. And I have opinions as to how that should happen. šŸ˜€ In the past, I prayed specific, self-serving prayers about my children’s sports involvement and other activities. … Continue reading

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What I Learned in the Year of Joy

The Year of Joy was so beautiful that I don’t want to leave it. The lessons I leaned would fill too much space, and I haven’t been faithful to blog them. But one thing I realized anew is that being … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the World

Dear World, Please forgive my sometimes embarrassingly bad example. I am supposed to be like my teacher, Jesus Christ. Ā I’m not there yet, but I press on. Thank you. Sincerely, Christian

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Look! Our Year Names

We’re kind of excited. Ā Some of us named 2015: Rebecca – Intentional (Philippians 3:13-14) Rene’ – Gratitude (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Erin – Roots (Digging down deep in relationships) Tempi – Focus Barbara – Truth (John 8:32) Amanda – Get Busy … Continue reading

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Letting Go

2015 is the Year of Joy for me, and that wordĀ terrifies me. It terrifiesĀ me because I don’t want to go through something hard, andĀ do it with joy. In 2015, I am supposedĀ to let go of: words fear emotional panic And … Continue reading

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Scripture Memory Challenge: Join Us in Houston?

Here is my scripture memory challenge for 2015: Choose 24 verses Recite 1o of the 24 at the end of the year We are partnering with Beth Moore’s ministry for her Siesta Scripture Memory Challenge. To join us, post first … Continue reading

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A Name for 2015

I have two words for 2015, but only one name. Ā Let me explain… A group of friends and family that I am part of chooses a title/word for each year. Ā This choice serves asĀ a theme, and is an exercise in … Continue reading

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