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Jude’s Favorites at Age 5


 Song: Word crimes, Uptown Funk (censored), anything Peter, Bjorn, and John. Color: The Rainbow Trending words with Jude: “Cute,” (e.g. “Daddy, I saw a bunny and it was soooo cute! and then the dogs chased her and she ran away, and I was like “awhhhhh…” or “This room is so cute!”) “Disgusting,” (e.g. “DISGUSTING! Daddy […] Read more…



“If you were denied water for several days, what would be on your mind? GETTING WATER. You would be tempted to drink anything resembling water–even a counterfeit–to get that need met, right? …Now what if we talk about an emotional need such as the need for praise? … Maybe it’s been a really long time […] Read more…

A beautiful mess


Beauty in the mess. This was my first attempt at encaustic art and it was fun (if a bit sloppy and poorly executed). I was inspired by James 5:16 “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.” Over the past 7 years in home groups I’ve […] Read more…

Fullness of Joy Found in You


  Adapted from Psalm 21:5-6 “His glory is great through your salvation; splendor and majesty you bestow on him. For you make him most blessed forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence.” (‭Psalm‬ ‭21‬:‭5-6‬ ESV) Read more…

The Dearest Place

The Dearest Place

I’m overwhelmed by the love shown me by my dear friend Megan Besong who took three kids all the way to Highland Park to deliver yummy snacks, coffee, and hugs! The last week would have been impossible without such wonderful friends showing us Christ over and over again. I’m bursting with gratitude and love! Thank […] Read more…

Year 6 – a tribute to the unexpected spark


The Before / L’avant Four guys. Four hopeless, swift progressions toward heartbreaking free fall. I group them together as a matter of practicality. They were all so desperate, so rushed, so forced that their edges blur together and it’s increasingly difficult to remember precise moments with any one of them. They were equally bizarre picks, equally […] Read more…

The Gospel is NOT advice; it’s NEWS.


“The Gospel is NOT advice; it’s NEWS. God came to take away the sins of the world.” – Matt Chandler And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains […] Read more…

April 2015 Calendar Desktop and iPhone Background – Mark 9:24 {Free Download}


Here’s this month’s free computer desktop calendar background and iPhone Background based off of Mark 9:24: “I Believe; Help my unbelief!” I have to preach that verse to myself on a daily basis. . . Click here for computer / mac desktop background Click here for Iphone 6 / 6+ desktop background Read more…

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