Not Unredeemed

… living the beautiful tension between what is, and what will be …

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Questions – 31 Days of Truth {Day 15}

Friends, I need your help with something. I’ve started writing once a month for a brand new blog devoted to teenage girls called – Unfading – Beauty That Lasts.  The passion and mission at Unfading is to be ‘an online gathering place for young women  centered on finding our identity in Christ, rather than any talent, relationship or possession we’re tempted to find it in.’   I’m excited to see what the Lord is going to do over there, and part of the fun for me is that a lot of the other writers are girls I went to school with at Focus on the Family. We are off to a great start, but a readers are a little shy.

This month I’m starting a mini Q&A series and we need a few questions to get us started.  Check out the intro post here. This month’s topic is Change. Do you have any questions on change?


Today’s Tidbit of Truth:  If we can name (question) the thing we are wondering about then someone else must have already questioned it because there are words to describe it!


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Plans {Or Not}

Summer is here bringing with it the ever-consuming question – “so what are your plans? What are you going to do now?” While it’s a question that delights some of us, it more often then not strikes fear in our hearts. What are we going to do this summer? Be bored, look for a job (what job should we take!?), who should we hang out with or date, what schools should we visit for college, or what sports should we be involved in? The questions are as varied and unique as each individual person is, but we all have them. Each one of us has questions about our future.

In the middle of wondering and worrying about what we should do the Lord tells us to trust Him – He has the plan for our lives! Proverbs says if we acknowledge Him, He will direct us. The word ‘acknowledge’ here doesn’t mean “oh hey God” like the way we would acknowledge a friend who walked into the room. It has a deeper meaning. – Continue Reading.

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Do You Love Me?

“Do you love me” is a great song from the old musical “Fiddler on the Roof”. In the song Golde and Tevye have been married for 25 years. The first time they met was on their wedding day and in 25 years they have never said “I love you!” Can you imagine being 25 years old and never having someone tell you they loved you?

Wouldn’t you have some serious doubts about life and yourself if that happened? I know I would! Isn’t this like the way you and I approach prayer sometimes? We don’t consciously treat the Lord this way of course, but when is the last time you told the Lord you loved Him? Felt Him say it back to you? If ever?

We pray  and tell the Lord we love Him, because even though God already knows our thoughts and feelings, we don’t know His. Communication is a two way street. People who only have one-sided conversations are a bit crazy! Any one person can talk but it takes two people to communicate. Communication is an exchange of information AND understanding. To continue reading click here.

I’ve had the privilege to start writing this spring for an other young girls blog called “Unfading. Beauty That Lasts”.  Geared towards 13-17 year olds this blog is filled with encouraging fiction and non fiction stories and inspiration. Check them out!