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Day 21 – Our Wailing Wall

Several years ago, my (Penny’s) mom hand-crafted a wailing wall quilt for marriages that we could carry from state to state. Over the years, hundreds of prayer requests have been placed inside the pockets of our quilt. This mission may … Continue reading

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Day 24 – About Last Night

It happened. It finally happened! There was another wife at the table besides me. Every fall for the last seven years, I’ve been the only woman at a table full of men–all of them longing for marital restoration. During each of … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Who Knew?

Who knew that twenty-four years ago today, we would marry each other? Who knew that in less than two years, our marriage would be destroyed? Who knew that eleven years and no contact with each other would follow? Who knew … Continue reading

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The HOW of God’s Mission

Are you worried about how the things you are facing right now are all going to turn out? You’re in good company. God’s mission grows best in the habitat of impossibility.  Over and over again as we’ve opened the Word … Continue reading

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The Hunger of God’s Mission

When we were married the first time in 1989, it took less than two years for us to become another casualty in our church. We had it all backwards; chasing after God’s mission instead of chasing after our Maker. As a … Continue reading

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The Grief of God’s Mission

My life passage is Isaiah 61:1-4. Powerful? Yes. Purposeful? Absolutely. But, on nights like this…when grief grabs at my gut and anguish atrophies every muscle of faith I can muster…I don’t care about power or purpose.  I just want God … Continue reading

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What I Didn’t Want for Christmas

Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!” John 11:43-44 I love the story of Lazarus because, … Continue reading

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