A Mixed Bag

I like to have a theme for my Just For You posts but I don’t for this one. Even so, it’s a mixed bag of good stuff. I’m reading more fiction in 2024 and one of the books I’ve read is called Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. Elizabeth Zott is a chemist in the…

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An Ancient Work

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Spiritual direction is one of the oldest ministries in the church yet unknown to many evangelicals. It’s an ancient and beautiful work. I’m glad to know more people are discovering the benefits of this type of soul care. This Just For You is all about spiritual direction. It’s been a source of nurture for those…

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Just In Time

This Just For You is just in time for summer. You’ll find something to hear, something to read, and something to watch that is sure to make you feel like you’re walking on sunshine. When you get to the good parts. I’m listening again to a podcast series I recommended a couple of years ago…

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She Deserves Better…We All Deserve Better

This is not only an endorsement of a book I just read and helped launch, it is another Just For You of curated resources that fit with the book. When I heard Sheila Wray Gregoire and her daughter were writing another book and asking for launch team members, I didn’t hesitate to join. After listening…

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Better Off

“To lend each other a hand when we’re falling,” Brendan said. “Perhaps that’s the only work that matters in the end.” Frederick Buechner in Listening to Your Life, March 24th We are better together. I’ve been writing and talking about this for over ten years but I’ve known it all my life. There’s no way…

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We Have To Know

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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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Inside Out

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This Just For You comes at just the right time for those of us who, on purpose or by accident, spend the holidays in a bit of nostalgic reflection. There’s nothing like the holiday season to take us back to the days of our childhoods. The smells, sights, and sounds of the season stir long-ago…

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New Paths

When we’re open to them, new paths are waiting to be explored. This issue of Just For You includes a podcast, a poem, and a prayer and provides ample paths of learning and reflection. The guest in this episode of The Best of You podcast talks about growing up in extreme poverty and realizing that…

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Go Do Your Thing, Child of God

This installment of Just For You includes works from a biblical scholar, an American novelist, a boy-shepherd turned king, and Jesus. I’d say that’s a pretty good line up. Defiant Joy Since taking Esau McCaulley’s course called The Bible and Theology in Color offered at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in 2020, I’ve read his book…

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Rolling In the Deep

This season of Lent has been a time of deep grief and deep joy…..both at the same time. How is that possible? I’m not sure, but it’s happened and is happening. The stuff I share here has helped me sort the grief and joy out. Maybe it will help you sort some things out, too.…

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