Don’t Claim What You Don’t Want

I have been overweight for pretty much my whole adult life. It has spanned from “overweight” to “obese” according to the weight range breakdown by the experts. And for that whole duration, I have been on and off of diets, “eating plans” and a variety of other efforts to slim down and get healthier. However, I,…

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Scripture and a Song: How Great Thou Art

SONG: I grew up in a Baptist Church where we had a piano, an organ and old-school hymns to offer worship to God. These swelling songs of adoration are embedded in my heart, connecting me to happy memories of my grandparents, who were largely responsible for my spiritual education. They shared Jesus with me and I…

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Scripture and a Song: Chain Breaker

SONG: My husband and kiddos are probably weary of my shouting “That’s my jam!” in the car, in the kitchen, or wherever I am when a song I enjoy comes on. The simultaneous beauty and danger of Pandora Radio is that a jam emerges with nearly every song I hear. 🙂  This week I want to…

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Scripture and a Song: Overcomer

SONG: Last year, I ran three big races – a 15K, a 10 miler and a half marathon. It was a Big Fat Deal. This is because I had never been interested in exercise until I was 37.  At age 41, I had built up enough stamina as a (slow) runner to begin to run…

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Scripture and a Song: In the Light

SONG: Old School DC Talk this week! TobyMac, Michael Tait and Kevin Max comprised this classic group responsible for a laundry list of hits from the 1990’s. My personal favorite of their albums is 1995’s Jesus Freak. I enjoy a good throwback, so I am bringing In the Light from that album back into the spotlight, hopefully reaching some new…

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