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Jesus Love

Not Just Stuff

As I’m writing this, a bright yellow trash crane is making its way down our neighborhood. It’s finally hauling away the Harvey Heaps from the front of the flooded homes on the other side of our subdivision. The insides of our neighbors’ beautiful homes have been gutted. All of their stuff—the broken cabinets, the bloated...
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Flooded With Love

When Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on our Houston suburb of Katy, everything I had secretly feared happened. We didn’t sleep night after night because of tornadoes; we watched with terror as the homes of many (many!) dear friends flooded . . .  and with no flood insurance; our home was in a...
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Dear Catie…(on your first day of school)

Dear Catie…. Today starts the end of middle school for you. As everyone said they would, the past three years have gone faster than Reece’s in your lunch bag. (Very fast.) You are unique, sweetheart. Your effervescence and joy make you so fun. Yes, you have ALL THE ENERGY ALL THE TIME, which makes you seem so...
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Dear Nate….. (On Your First Day of Second Grade)

Oh, Nate, my dear boy. You are so excited for this year. Daddy and I are excited for you too.  No doubt about it, Nate, Second Grade will be fun. We are so sure that this year will be your best yet–we are simply expecting it. To be honest, I worry that we all expect too much from...
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Second Camp Counselor Care Package Giveaway!

How To Enter the Giveaway: 1. Click here to enter your favorite camp counselor to win this week’s care package. 2. I’ll select  random WINNERS Monday, June 19. (Entries close at midnight) 3. If your counselor is selected, I’ll send them a care package stuffed with homemade cookies, notes, glow sticks, Bible verses, and SO...
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Fourth Love Rules Giveaway

Did you hear that? It’s the Advent starting gun fired this morning. One month until Christmas! And, oh my, we all have such long lists of shopping and baking and elfing. The next month will be exciting and overwhelming. And, yet, we know the truth about what’s really important during this season. We now our most important task...
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Love Rules Third Giveaway!

Love Rules is 40 stories about real women and also 75 discussion questions to help you think about your own story. Most importantly, Love Rules is the study of how crazy much God loves you. Here are some of my favorite Bible verses from the book that share that message… Matthew 22:38-39….This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is...
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Second Fall Friday Giveaway!

Wow. What a week. Are you feeling a little bruised, a little strung-out from social media? Here’s the best news in the world…God loves you more than you can imagine. You already have everything you need: your identity, your hope, your true security, and real peace. God’s love is the message of Love Rules, and it’s the...
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First Friday Giveaway!

Welcome to the first of the Fall Friday giveaways! To thank you for helping make Love Rules a success, I’m giving away a few of my favorite things. This will be so much fun! Here’s how it works. How To Enter to Win 1. Click on this link. Or copy and paste this into your browser:...
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You Can’t Overthink VBS

Here’s a riddle for you: An introvert walks into VBS. What happens next? If you’re a deep thinker like me, you know the answer. Walking into a rocking sanctuary with 200 people is like stepping on to Super Loud Planet Extrovert. We shut down a little bit. Everyone is yelling. Us introverts would rather think about Jesus than scream about...
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