Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 29

What Kary’s Name Did for Him

This week, I started following Kary Oberbrunner on Twitter and love how this guy is a deep well. Kary’s website share gives a glimpse into his story, with his bio stating that “As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury.” Reading that made me curious to know more.  As I venture out with …

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Sep 25

Back Patio Breakfasts


Last weekend, as our long hot Texas summer finally broke, our family celebrated.  Layered in fleece and sweatshirts, we enjoyed a ritual breakfast served from our Coleman camping stove on the back patio. Feasting on breakfast sausage and eggs, we drank in the cool air and a change of seasons.  For our family of six, these back patio breakfasts …

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Sep 18

Crazy Amounts of Grace


When John introduced his friend in the book he wrote, he held nothing back.  No one could match such credentials, for Jesus had always existed, had created all things, and Jesus was the source of all life.  Up against this greatness, there were no rivals. Yet in our imperfect and dark world, most weren’t interested …

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Sep 06

Hope When Things Get Ugly


When God offers hope, it often shines most beautifully in the ugliest places of our story. Our sin, struggles, failures and hardships are raw material in which God does wondrous good. God doesn’t do this by denying one thing that’s wrong about us.  He doesn’t brush things under the rug.  He sees it all, just …

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Sep 03

In My Face


Man, I need more of this today.  I feel like I’m about to fall flat on my face.  I’ve been there many times before, and an ugly little voice is haunting me with lies that I am in fact what I fear most. A failure. So it’s inevitable.  Right? I scramble and reach for something …

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