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2017 Reads

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I love to read. 

And this year reading was a challenge.

It was hard to focus and get sucked into the pages because, for the first time in my life, I liked what was happening in my own life better than what was happening in the world of books.

Who knew that was possible?

Instead of spending every free second reading about other people living their lives, I was actually living mine. And it was wonderful and hard and beautiful and excruciating, and I would choose every second all over again to see God the way I do today and to get to know and love (and be known and loved by) the extraordinary people in my life.

Anyway, here are the books I did read. (And, minus the top five, these are in no order whatsoever).

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.”
-J.K. Rowling

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Six Quotes on Weakness

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I’ve never felt complete and total weakness more than in the last year. 

And that’s only intensified in the last three weeks.

At times, that weakness has led to introspection, waterfalls of fear, running from everyone and everything, building walls, shutting down, depression, despair, and grasping for control.

At other times, that weakness has served as a beat up taxi into which I climb and let drive me to the throne of grace and into the arms of the Strong One whose sufficiency shines against the bleakness of my lack and covers me with blankets of mercy and security.

One of the things I’ve learned? Comfort in weakness is always found at Calvary.

May the following quotes lead you there.

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Francis Chan: A Challenge to the Church

Warning: the following video may produce conviction by the Holy Spirit Himself. 

“We are turning away our children in droves because our lives are not the adventure they see in Scripture.”
-Francis Chan

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Monday Morning Munch No. 86 – Sowing Wild Oats


I’ll never forget the day this cute guy named John* looked at me and said, “Sophie, you are exactly the kind of girl I want to marry.”

I gasped. I mean, how can you not melt just a bit when someone tells you that?

But John wasn’t finished.

“I’m serious,” he laughed at my gasp. “You’re sweet, love God, serve others, always try to do more to help, you help me with everything I’m going through and you make me laugh.

“You’re exactly the kind of girl I want to marry. But I want to sow my wild oats first.”

Whoa. Um, thanks?

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Monday Morning Munch No. 52 – Smorgasbord


Smorgasbord. Isn’t that the weirdest word?

It’s Swedish for buffet, but my grandmother says it all the time regarding anything with variety. And, I have to admit, I like saying it. It’s a fun word.

Well, this blog is going to be a smorgasbord of different quotes and verses that God has used in my life this week and I pray you’re encouraged.

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