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How to Get Better at God

How to Get Better at God I don’t think that is a great way to start a blog post.  But, here I am again, at 3:00 in the morning, with the great need to share how to get better at God. I was dead asleep and then I felt this eerie presence.   Truly, I was afraid to open my eyes.  I knew there was someone in the room. And, I knew it wasn’t my husband Justin, because, I went to …

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“I Told You So” Sayeth Sidney & the Lord

“I Told You So” Sayeth Sidney & the Lord “I told you so.”  This is my latest mantra.  Unfortunately, it is accompanied by Randy Travis’ 1987 country hit, “I Told You So.”  Which brings back some 1987 memories, I would rather not recount.   But enough about me.   I have this aunt, she is my dad’s only baby sister.  The fourth of five children, she is the eternal hippie.  Not long ago she was sitting at my parents’ kitchen table braiding …

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Increasing Faith Outside the Comfort Zone

Increasing Faith Outside the Comfort Zone Tis the season to reflect and take stock of my belief, or perhaps my unbelief.  Frankly, I am most stunned by all the years I have basked in the comfort zone of unbelief.  Maybe this is shocking, I mean, I believe in the Virgin Birth and Death and resurrection of my Jesus. I have two books that testify to my commitment.  A third is on the way.   In the process of writing the third, …

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The Hardest Part: Believing Big

Lately, I have been believing big. Like, really big.  The hardest part of believing big is the enemy. He is literally the worst.   I have had a lot of time alone.  In the last two weeks, I have been deep in what I and many of my writer friends call, the writer’s hidey-hole.  And it is there, I get to meet with Jesus in a very dear way.   The book of Romans is where I nested, and I could have …

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Part-Time Jesus: Half-Hearted Belief

Part-Time Jesus: Half-Hearted Belief I have come to recognize a part-time Jesus or half-hearted belief system ruling the days of my life. In all fairness, I am a busy girl.  But I am not here to make excuses. Here, at the moment, is a lonely little hotel suite deep in the heart of downtown Houston.  I came here to finish my book, book three, “Well, Girl: An Inside Out Journey to Wellness.”   Not to brag, but I have the whole …

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Mean Jesus: How to Cope with the Hurt Feelings of Unanswered Prayer

Mean Jesus: How to Cope with the Hurt Feelings of Unanswered Prayer If you clicked past the headline, I will start by saying, “I am so sorry you are hurt.” I just am sorry. In my very short writing career, I have gotten quite a few emails.  Some are moderately hateful. However, the world is boldly decorated with the color crazy.  Some are altogether twisted.  Some guy in Iceland just offered me $200 for a video of me eating toast. …