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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Day 30: Untangling Jesus from the junk / Reflect.

As we near the end of our 31 day journal series, it’s a great time to reflect. You’ve spent valuable time and energy in this process, it’s super important to look at the return on your investment. Just dig in below and see the amazing things that have been happening, whether you knew they were happening or not… Day 30...

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Day 29: Untangling Jesus from the junk / Possessions.

Jesus said, “You can’t be my disciple if you don’t give up your possessions.” I used to think (because someone said so along the way) “I must give up all my material possessions to follow Jesus or I’m not really doing it right.” Do you know someone who has sold everything they have and taken a vow of poverty in order to...

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Day 28: Untangling Jesus from the junk / Bad theology.

My recent untangling seems to be permeated by WM Paul Young. I read his book, Eve, last weekend and it unraveled me. (Just yesterday, I opened up a drawing to win this book. If you’re interested, put your name in the hat here.) Again today, I ran across Paul’s words in the introduction to Richard Rohr’s new book, The Divine Dance. I’m still dizzy with awe. Bad theology...

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Day 27: Untangling Jesus from the junk / Today’s decisions

For years, I’ve read my daily devotional from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. It’s written as Jesus speaking directly to us. I love the personal feel plus it always gives me something practical to chew on. This entry struck me as profound and I thought it might be good for us to process on the page- …Many people are so preoccupied with future plans...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Day 26: Untangling Jesus from the junk / Is it necessary?

Last Wednesday, I left my laptop at home, turned my phone on “airplane mode” and took five days away from thinking about anything online. It wasn’t easy. Especially the first day, when I realized I’d forgotten to write and schedule the weekly newsletter with updates and links. I’d written the article on the blog, but forgotten the newsletter that tells everyone...

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Day 25: Untangling Jesus from the junk / Ten minutes.

I have had an “on again, off again” relationship with exercise my whole adult life. (I’ve also had major control issues with food and weight, but that’s a story for another time.) When it comes to exercise, I’ve always been either “all in,” working out 5-6 days a week for an hour a day, or boycotting it completely because time wouldn’t allow for my fanatical,...

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Day 24: Untangling Jesus from the junk / Fresh mercy.

Often times a problem can feel stale, stuffy, the same… like we’ve been dealing with it for a century. Stuck in a rut, we can have a tendency to forget God’s mercies are fresh. Fresh like the fall of spring rain. Fresh like the smell of a baby’s head. Fresh like a bag of chips when you first pull the top...

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Day 23: Untangling Jesus from the junk / Resting

Rest is key in getting life sorted out. When we are worn down, everything is harder than it has to be. We need rest from different things. What do you need rest from? Day 23 prompt: My body needs rest from _________________. Today, I will let my body rest from _______________. My mind needs rest from ________________. Today, I will let my...

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