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Why I Wrote This Book

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I never in a million years would have thought God would call me to write. As I’ve mentioned in other posts, I didn’t even like to read, much less write—until my world fell apart and I desperately started seeking God’s direction and healing. I asked Jesus to come live in my heart at a Baptist […]

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Has Grace Got You?

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If grace is a party, there’s no doubt in my mind that MercyMe’s 2017 album, Lifer, will be chosen as the official background music for it. It’s not at all hard for me to imagine Jesus, the saints who have gone before me, and a heavenly choir of angels celebrating up a storm to this […]

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How I Got Raving Endorsements for My Book

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Every time someone likes or shares your posts on social media, they have effectively endorsed it. You might not have thought about it that way. I didn’t. There are a lot of things I never thought about—until I began the process of self-publishing my book. Part of the process of publishing a book is to […]

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Come out, Come out, Wherever You Are!

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If you’ve been following my post series on MercyMe’s 2017 album, Lifer, then you already know its backstory and the message in the song, “Lifer,” which is the first track on the album. In today’s post, I will be sharing the exhilarating message in track 2, “You Found Me,” and how it speaks to me. With […]

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It’s Almost Time!

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Writing and publishing a book is a lot like having a baby. Much preparation, anticipation, and jubilation (and some worry) fill each moment—from the positive pregnancy test—to our ever-expanding waistline—until our unseen miracle finally decides to come out of hiding. I had an extremely easy pregnancy with my son. I wish I could say the […]

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Are You a Lifer in Christ?

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I love wholesome Christian music that you can’t help but marry. Music you can dance to, walk to, work out to, clean house to, listen with your kids, grandkids, and friends to, worship God to, cry to, sing for joy to, and experience new covenant truth through. That’s why I decided to do a post series […]

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Whose Path Are You Following?

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Today’s excerpt (in post form) from my book, His Banner Over Me Is Pursuing Love, is a discussion of the great Shepherd’s (Christ’s) response to the Shulammite maiden’s (His bride, the church’s) request for direction in finding true nourishment and rest (see Song 1:7). If you yourself do not know, Most beautiful among women, Go […]

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Why Lifer Is MercyMe’s Best Album Ever

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I am over-the-top excited about this post series on the messages in every song on MercyMe’s Lifer album! You might be wondering why I would devote an entire series to this album. After all, there are many popular ones out there. I’ll tell you why. It’s because MercyMe’s grace-saturated hearts are spilling over into their lyrics […]

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Christian, Who Do You Think You Are?

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Beloved bride of Christ, understanding your identity in Christ will help you experience the divine romance of His cherishing love for you. If you are having a difficult time believing you are Christ’s pure, holy, and righteous bride, take heart. After years of viewing yourself through a natural earthly perspective, seeing yourself through an eternal […]