Kingdom Living

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Raising Our Children with Purpose

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A fabulous gal I know wrote an article for the Huffington Post last week called, “Bounce Back from those Adulting Blues and Create a Life You Love in 4 Steps”. She herself graduated college and got a prestigious job at Google making what most would consider a good salary. Then she quit. She had all the money, but no time to enjoy it.  She now runs her own coaching company called The Queen Life.  Reading her words prompted me to think about how I’m raising my children. Continue reading →

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The 30 in 30 Challenge

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Have you ever gotten really excited about something, jumped into it with both feet and arms flailing in the air, splashed into the sea of possibilities, only to discover the water wasn’t as crystal clear as you imagined?  You waded around a bit, then got over it rather quickly as you let the waves carry you effortlessly back to shore.

Meanwhile others wet their toes in the proverbial ocean of disciplines and slowly make their way deeper until they are in over their heads.  You can’t even see them anymore.  They’re immersed. A yacht came to pick them up and is currently sailing them into the horizon as I type this. Continue reading →

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A Lesson in Farming. Kind Of.

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For the past four weeks at my church I’ve been teaching the children about the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13.  Jesus tells the story about a farmer who sowed (planted) seed.  Some seeds fell along the path and the birds ate them up.  Some fell on rocky places where there wasn’t much soil, so even though a little plant started to grow, it quickly dried up since it didn’t have roots.  Some of the seed fell among thorns, which choked the plants.  Lastly, some seed actually fell in good soil and produced a great harvest 30, 60, and 100x what was planted in the first place.

Jesus goes on to explain that the seed is Continue reading →

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