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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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The Difference between Guilt and Shame

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I wrote His Banner Over Me Is Pursuing Love to help Christians understand their flawless identity in Him so that they can enjoy greater intimacy with Him. Guilt and shame are two strong emotions which commonly hinder the believer’s intimacy with Christ. In today’s excerpt, I highlight the difference between guilt and shame and explain […]

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Are You Drinking This Poison?

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A refusal to forgive someone usually begins with an event where another person either purposely or unknowingly causes us pain. Whether we realize it or not, we make a choice soon after the wounding occurs. We either decide to lock the person up in an imagined debtor’s prison until he or she apologizes and/or we […]

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The Triple-Crown Kiss from Our Savior

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(Since this post was published in May 2017, Justify became the thirteenth Triple-Crown winner in June 2018. Love, love, love his name!) My husband, Steven, is an avid sports fan. He loves to watch most sports, including all three Thoroughbred horse races here in the United States—the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes (also […]