I Want to Be

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I don’t really like Bible trash – the old bulletins and slips of paper that find their way into the Bible and never depart. Well, for me they do depart. I throw them away. I don’t like the struggle of things falling out and gliding onto the floor. If I need to write a note […]

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Fear: The god that cripples

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It’s an ugly 4-letter word, yet it plagues many of our lives. We would like to hide from it. We would like to flee. We would like for it to not have any sort of control over our lives. It depletes us. It has the ability to dilapidate. It causes despair. It paralyzes. It weakens […]

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How VBS Changed My Life

Young Girl Praying

As the school year comes to an end, Vacation Bible School season is kicking into full gear. If you’re a teacher, director, craft leader or even the snack lady, months of planning have gone into this week. The curriculum has been secured. The games have been planned. Decorations have been created, purchased and mapped out. […]

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Weddings: Learning A Thing Or Two

Wedding Rings

It is June, and wedding season is upon us! I think it is safe to say that we all enjoy a good wedding.  We like the party.  We like the excitement.  We like the food.  We like the dancing.  I have attended my fair share of weddings. I have enjoyed each of them, and every […]

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The One Where Erin Turns 30

30th birthday cake

This past week I celebrated my 30th birthday. This is a milestone birthday, as you transition out of the playfulness of the 20s and into what most what called a more mature 30s. I think I’m caught somewhere in between. I am thankful for the many friends and family who helped me celebrate. I love […]

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