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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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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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“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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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 […]