Monthly Archives: March 2014

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Rachel Recommends…

This week’s post is brought to you by Blue Bell’s Spiced Pumpkin Pecan ice cream. Because when you find this puppy in Wal-Mart in Mexico (even when it says it’s a “Holiday Favorite” and it’s now March) you jump right on that. Listening: – I’ve been in a Mumford mood lately. And I’ve been listening […]

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How languages are learned (and forgotten)

When a child is learning a new language and totally immersed in it, there are two things that can happen. They can embrace the new language so fully that they actually begin to forget their old language, called first language attrition, or they can continue to view their old language as useful and beautiful and […]

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Jesus loves YOU, this I know.

What can separate us from Christ’s love? (That’s what this is all about, isn’t it?) Can ugly blog comments and twitter wars? Can fear? Can misinterpretation of scripture? Can disagreements within and outside the church? Can honesty and theology and splits and culture and government? Can decisions and reversals? Can any of this change God’s love? […]

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Women of Lent: A beautiful thing

    This post is a part of my Lenten series called “The Women of Lent”. For an explanation of the series and to see the past posts, check out the posts in the category “Women of Lent“.   We were in the weight room for PE class, and we were supposed to be working […]

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Women Of Lent: But, Lord…

This post is a part of my Lenten series called “The Women of Lent”. For an explanation of the series and to see the past posts, check out the posts in the category “Women of Lent“. Sorry for the silence on the blog this week. I battled a pretty epic stomach bug Thursday and Friday […]

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Broken Things (a Guest Post at Incourage Today)

Last week, I was trying to quickly put away dishes, mumbling under my breath about roommates who never clean up after themselves, when a ceramic bowl slipped out of my hand and fell to the floor. I stared at it in shock, broken cleanly into three pieces. I looked frantically around to see if anyone […]

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Looking out and looking up and most of all looking back

Sometimes I write poetry. Sometimes the Bible writes poetry. Sometimes we write poetry together. Over the past few weeks, two people who don’t know each other and who I haven’t been great about keeping in touch with have both suggested that I should read through the story of the Exodus, because God’s rescue and the […]

The trees are in bloom and the pollen is in the air, ya'll.

Rachel Recommends…

This week Rachel recommends going outside and enjoying the sunshine (if you have that where you are). It’s been a pretty busy week, so I’m not going to do a full recommendations post. Here are a few great blogs I read that you shouldn’t miss: – The Beards of Ministry. Because really, you don’t want […]

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Women of Lent- All that I ever did

This post is a part of my Lenten series called “The Women of Lent”. For an explanation of the series and to see the past posts, check out the posts in the category “Women of Lent“.   She has no name. She has the longest one on one conversation with Jesus recorded in the Bible, […]

The view from inside the clouds. Americanization can't touch this, ya'll.

Americanization vs. Globalization

Last Wednesday, I watched the movie Pompey. It was pretty terrible, but the main guy was CUTE and the movie theater chairs were comfy. Then we had Chilis for dinner and some of us went to go shopping in Forever 21. This may seem like a not-blog-worthy day, and indeed it wasn’t a particularly unusual […]