My favorite name of God: Yahweh

Yahweh. The early Jews considered this name so holy they didn't even say it aloud. This name is to be highly revered. In my Bible, it's easy to simply read past it, mistaking it for "Lord." But it's in all capital letters: LORD. It's like a call to action -- Stand at attention! Or, maybe …

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A Perfectionist’s Christmas: Jesus, Not the Hoopla

No Christmas will ever live up to the hype. I don't know about you, friend, but all the commercials, Pinterest posts, magazine covers can make me feel my Christmas doesn't live up to expectations. My tree isn't perfectly trimmed, even though it holds ornaments that are cherished and important to my family. My house looks …

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Do I Speak Stress or Jesus?

  “You jerk!”   When Kristen yelled those words at her dad, he and I both gasped. Rick looked at me, wide-eyed, as if to say, Where did that come from? Heat crept up my neck. My face burned.   I knew exactly where that came from. Me.   Jerk.   It was my word. …

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