Romans 12:1-2

At today’s church service, the second reading stood out to me. Romans 12:1-2 King James Version (KJV) 12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by […]

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Present Over Perfect-Part 6

Part 6: Throwing Candy Part 6 is the last section of this great book and covers topics of finding yourself, saying yes, knowing that you are worthy of love and already have God’s, and most importantly, BEING YOURSELF-flaws and all. I hope you enjoy this final post on Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist and […]

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Present Over Perfect: Part 5

Part 5: Living in Time Part 5 discusses: How we need to clear away some things in our lives to experience a joyful life How we need to have moments that aren’t about productivity How we need to simplify our lives AND How God commands us to be like snow or rainfall- essentially, BE YOURSELF […]

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Present Over Perfect: Part 4

Part 4: Walking on Water Part 4 covers many topics, including how God loves us unconditionally, the beauty of baptism, taking ownership of your life, and living a God-forward life. I hope you enjoy the following post and find the time on your happy and healthy adventure to read this wonderful book. 🙂 ❤ “God […]

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Present Over Perfect: Part 3

Part 3: Legacy Agency “Or maybe authority: owning one’s life, for better and for worse, saying out loud, ” This is who I am, this is who I’m not, this is what I want, this is what I’m leaving behind” (101).   “What I’m learning is that you have to stop doing a whole lot […]

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Present Over Perfect: Part 2

Part 2: Tunnels Part Two covers how we : Dig tunnels for ourselves Can view ourselves and the greatness of prayer with the analogy of vinegar and oil Have souls that are (or should be) a wide and holy space Should try to embrace stillness instead of the rat race we’re accustomed to Should see […]

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Uninvited: Bonus Chapter

Bonus Chapter: “What’s It Like to Do Life with Me?” Lysa starts the chapter with a heartfelt letter and explains that this chapter is to help us process everything we’ve learned throughout this book in one place. After her letter, she shares an anecdote about her performance at a conference. She talks about how she […]

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Uninvited: Chapter 16

Chapter 16: “What I Thought Would Fix Me Didn’t” This chapter is about how we do things because we think they’ll make us feel happier or make a problem better, but many times-this isn’t the case. “The spotlight never fixes our insecurities. It only magnifies what we thought popularity would cover up” (206). Many of […]

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Uninvited: Chapter 15

Chapter 15: “I Want to Run Away” This chapter is about how when we tackle a tough situation and aren’t sure what to do, we just want to escape it all. “People can’t fix from the outside a perspective that needs to be rewired on the inside. Only the Lord can do that” (190). We […]

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