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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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The Great Boxing Ring

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Two years ago in October, my mom and a couple of my friends and I gathered around a friend who asked us to pray for her. She was weary. Her marriage was tumultuous, to put it lightly, and her head and heart could hardly take it anymore. We all knelt around her and quietly waited […]

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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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It’s The Smallest Gestures

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… Did you know that in South Dakota, USA, drivers on rural roads wave to one another? They greet each other on the approach, essentially saying, “Hello! I see you…have a good day!” The gesture is friendly and reminds me how we are all connected and share a desire to belong. It reminds me how we […]

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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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If You Could Do ANYTHING…

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…ANYTHING at all, to make a lasting contribution to the world, regardless of experience or finances, WHAT WOULD IT BE? This simple question has generated some beautiful responses from people lately as I’ve asked old friends, new acquaintances, and total strangers, the words you just read. And you should see how people’s faces light up […]

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In Which I Tread Into Politics

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Oh dear. The yelling on both sides is deafening. Meanwhile, I’m over here, all, “Hey, I’m totally voting for Kid President!!!” So, I am a grown adult. Like, I’ve been voting for 25 years now. Originally I registered with the same party my parents did, because, hullo? In my young mind, Reagan and my childhood […]

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Some Lies Die Hard: Brain Re-Train

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Some lies die hard. Some are bigger than others, and they go down deep and then take root and if we aren’t aware they can take up residency as if they were there from the beginning…part of who we are. Time and attention and reiteration grow these lies, just like sun and water and oxygen and […]