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Are You Burned Out on Religion?

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Since our son Noah died in 2007, I’ve been on a journey reassessing pretty much E V E R Y T H I N G. People, things, involvement, passions, even thoughts or beliefs at times have met a death grip in my hands. Some days only purging keeps me grounded. Recently I attempted to strip […]

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I Choose Life

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Oh my, God! I just did one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. I took a baton that felt prematurely passed, and I’m going forward with it, because retreating isn’t an option. Stopping and raising my fist to the sky and screaming, “WHY?!” won’t alter time or the impending outcome, it won’t make […]

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Speak Love: A Series on Semantics

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I heard this recently from someone concerned about Target restrooms and transgender persons and homosexuality and how important it was that people know their sins, because, “Life is short and what if they were to die tomorrow and not know they were sinners who needed a Savior?” They were talking about an opportunity they had to talk […]

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NOT Another Political Rant

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(*This post is an unabridged version of a comment I left on someone’s repost of some guy on Facebook, a selfie of a 50-year old male caucasian US citizen of Slovak decent with a nice SUV in the background in front of a Walmart, ranting about what he assumes is an illegal alien or recent […]

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Who is Invited to the Table?

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A year ago when we sold our house and stuff and embarked on this journey as The Graveswolds, God put two words on my heart: GATHER and TABLE. I said, “Really, Lord!? You are teaching us about hospitality, but we don’t even have a house OR A TABLE?!” And He said, “You don’t need those […]

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Moses Wasn’t Worried About His Prostate…

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…and other life concerns.   So, I’ve been thinking about Moses’ prostate, mostly, how it’s never really mentioned or addressed in scripture. And I was thinking about how aspects of media, social media, the internet, news, and television, have created a sense of “awareness” and even “community,” yet, at the same time, it’s so much […]

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“Christians” Need To Stop Talking

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  … Stop talking. Stop talking. Shhhhh. Stop. Zip. Shhhh, shhhh, shhhhhhh. Please. Stop talking… Stop boycotting stuff because people believe different things than you. Stop quitting clubs and making your own clubs. Stop telling others to boycott things you want to boycott so you won’t be alone in your stand against evil. Stop using the […]

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“For I Know The Plans I Have For You…

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…declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future…” – Jeremiah 29:11 This is a scripture a lot of Christians quote to encourage one another of God’s goodness over them. And it’s good. It’s truth. He does have good in mind for all of His […]

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The Stories Behind the Buzz

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Today I shaved my head. Let me rephrase that, first I put it into two high pig tails and let Emily and her best friend, Sunny the daughter of one of my dear friends, cut them off to donate. But the reason for the cut wasn’t to donate. Then we had a bit of fun, […]