Curtis Loew

My idea of power has been radically transformed over the last several years, in large part because of Diane Langberg’s work. Her book Redeeming Power is partially a critique of the misuse of power in evangelical spaces, and a call back to its intended purpose. I recently listened to Andy Crouch speak about power in…

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To Number Our Days

The Easter season is upon us and for some Christians this is known as the Lenten season. It begins with Ash Wednesday, where we remember that we are dust, and to dust we shall return. However you observe Lent or not, this season can be a deeply formational one when we take to heart the…

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We Have To Know

This is a special Valentine’s edition of Just For You, but only because I’m issuing it on Valentine’s Day. The resources I curate for you are meant to provoke thought, unlock understanding, or grow compassion. Any day is a good day for that. Educated Give Her Wings is a ministry helping single moms who’ve left…

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A Shattering Revelation

The well-known and oft quoted passage in Matthew 11:28-30 is one I treasure. I’m fond of Eugene Peterson’s version of it in The Message, still the one I grew up with is my favorite. Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me,…

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The Good Fight

To do for yourself the best that you have it in you to do – to grit your teeth and clench your fists in order to survive the world at its harshest and worst – is, by that very act, to be unable to let something be done for you and in you that is…

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Hello, I’m Marie.

I am an essayist, student, speaker, and spiritual guide - in my spare time. Currently an accounting professional, I've always been a teacher and pastor at heart, so I'm making a change. I'm working toward an MDiv at Wesley Seminary and my MA in Christian Spiritual Formation and Leadership at Friends University. Several years ago, I went through a season of untangling my faith from man-made traditions and came to know Jesus in a new way. As I learn about the wide goodness of God, I guide others in their own spiritual formation, help them know themselves, and journey with them through the stages of faith. I'm wholeheartedly devoted to learning to live like it matters and encourage you to do the same.