Posts About faith

meredith was baptized.

March 5, 2013

On Sunday Meredith was baptized. So many thoughts and feelings and moments and difficulties led up to this day. Although I myself was baptized as a child, most of my life was spent in a tradition that doesn’t baptize infants but only dedicates them. That is surely what I would have done with Meredith had our church not dissolved at the time of her birth. Instead we found ourselves without any kind of spiritual dedication for her. After a year and a half we finally found ourselves in a church home that we wanted to commit to, and I knew that it was time to include Meredith in that. The church we go to now does baby dedications as well…
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five favorite books about faith

January 24, 2013

This morning the #shereadstruth devotion spoke about replacing toxic thoughts with God’s truth.  As I shared with you last week, over the past year I let myself drift away from actively doing this, and negative/fearful/discontented thoughts began to take over. One of the best ways I know how to dwell on a subject is to read about it, so I wanted to tell you about my five favorite books about faith. Keep in mind that I haven’t read anything in this area for awhile (I need to! Give me your recommendations!) so there’s nothing recent here. Thankfully these stand the test of time. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. It was hard to pick one C.S. Lewis book, especially since I…
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the state of my faith

January 17, 2013

I was in a spiritual wasteland for over a year after Meredith was born. My beliefs never changed – I always loved and trusted God – but I stopped putting the effort into the relationship. As a result I experienced a lot of anxiety and frustration. I have mentioned before that right around the time Meredith was born the church I had attended since high school (and that David’s family had been at for 25+ years) closed down. I never mentioned the reason, but I will now:  the pastor, who we thought of as a very good friend, had systematically alienated and manipulated the members, obtained sole financial control without accountability, and then stole or took all the (tithed) money…
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Book Review: Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore

March 14, 2011

As I’ve been reading more and more book blogs lately, I’ve come across a style that I like best. I first saw this format used by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness, and have decided to use it for my book reviews from now on. I also want to say that I don’t claim to be especially good at writing reviews, and mine aren’t going to be particularly deep or literary, but since I enjoy knowing what my friends think of a book I thought you might too. Title: Same Kind of Different as Me Author: Ron Hall & Denver Moore Genre: Memoir Year: 2006 Acquired: Borrowed from the library Rating: One Sentence Summary: The true story of a wealthy couple who…
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Resolved, 2011

January 2, 2011

I’m not exactly sure what this year will be like, expecting a baby in July and all, so instead of making a lot of specific goals like I usually do (which is usually fairly effective for me) I’ve decided to go with two big ones that should affect every area of my life. First, actively seek the presence of God. I feel like I’ve drifted from this in the past year, spending so much time focused on myself and my struggles. I’ve forgotten what it’s like to pray constantly, to really study the Bible, and to think about spiritual things often. I’ve thought about how I can get back to this, and what I’ve come up with are a few…
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