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“Can I Call You Jessi?”

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As I stood and looked at myself in the mirror this evening, sniffly, puffy and red-eyed from allergy-driven sneezing all day, I asked Jesus an equally strange, yet important question… “Can I call you Jessi?” He said sure. Before brushing my teeth, I’d apologized for something trivial to him in my head. To which He quickly responded, “That’s OK.” Since ... Read More »

Are You Tithing or Tipping?

are you tithing or tipping

Recently I was sitting in a local Nashville institution catching up on some work while my kids were at a birthday party. As I typed, a blank stage stared back at me. Obviously, in addition to an eatery, it was used as a live music venue during the evening hours. Though there were no performers at the time, the stools, microphones and ... Read More »

Romans Road – Step One

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I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. – Romans 1:16 Before leaving for our honeymoon after our wedding, we met up with some family at Starbucks (shocker, I know). It wasn’t until that point that we’d taken time ... Read More »

Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson Live Chat! {FaithGateway Author}

Duck Dynasty Korie Robertson Live Chat FaithGateway

Y’all – join me for Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson live chat today! That’s right, I’ll be hosting a LIVE Google Hangout with Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson (wife of Willie) and her mom, Chrys Howard, who recently released the new Faith Commander boxed set study. You can join us LIVE today at 1pm CST/2pm EST via Google Hangout and you can ... Read More »

The Good that Opposes the Best

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In business, we often say that good is the enemy of great (and quickly fix that with books like Good to Great by Jim Collins). But have you ever thought about the good that opposes the best when it comes to our spiritual life? Philippians 4:8 tells us Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is ... Read More »

We serve a big God…

weeping may last for the night but joy comes in the morning psalm 30:5

We serve a big God. Some of you may be thinking, “Duh…that’s like lesson one in Sunday School when we’re 5 years old!” But for someone like me who came to know Christ in my mid-20’s and is the daughter of a Jewish lawyer born during the Great Depression, sometimes I have to go back & analyze the facts and ... Read More »

Pray Out Loud

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I’ve never been one to pray out loud very much. To be completely honest, I’ve never even considered prayer much of a spiritual gift. Still, I’m not one of those to shy away from it; I’m happy to pray out loud in public when asked (obviously it’s not a fear of crowds or public speaking that hinders me If I ... Read More »

The nation’s thrill; a mother’s terror #PrayforBoston

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When news came of the Boston Marathon bomber suspect finally being apprehended last night, there was a thrill that came over the nation. I can only imagine that Bostonians in particular experienced a sense of relief that this terrorist had been caught and a sense of peace in knowing the lockdown has finally ended. But for one mother, her terror ... Read More »

Access

Have you ever seen a picture of random celebrities together and thought, “They have no business knowing each other except that their both famous!” I have. And then the next natural question becomes, “How did they even happen to get to meet each other?” There is a very simple answer: Access A singer likes a certain TV show, so his ... Read More »

Almighty Ruler

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“If they only knew…” “You can’t possibly understand…” “No-one feels my pain…” Have these words ever permeated your thoughts after speaking to someone? Do you know who could ever truly understand your unique position and circumstance? Only Jesus can. Now that I have children, I have an additional repertory of experiences that I could never have appreciated before being a ... Read More »