A Simple Lent Book - Get Your Free Copy

A Simple Lent Book - Get Your Free Copy

Lent begins tomorrow, and we're so excited to share this year's A Simple Lent Book. It's fresh off the presses with all new content and an updated design. You can download it for free HERE, then print a copy for yourself, your best friend, and your small group. We're so honored to walk with you this lenten season. 

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Why I Don't Think We Need To "Be More Real" On Social Media

Why I Don't Think We Need To "Be More Real" On Social Media

I was broken up with a few years ago. The email came from a distant friend. It was a loose connection to begin with, but our friendship was officially terminated when she determined that when I posted photos of food and meals on Facebook it was with the intention of making her feel bad. I tried to explain that all of us feel weird sometimes when we view other people’s lives online—I tried to tell her that when I saw photos of her out to dinner with friends and sisters I cried because at that time I was painfully lonely. But that was that, and with a few clicks of the keyboard I was cut off. For good.

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The Bushwick Spice Trade

The Bushwick Spice Trade

“We like to pair this intriguing cocktail with spicy Asian take-out when frigid temperatures call for a night in.” This is what sold me. It’s like the authors had spy cams in my home and knew exactly what to say to bait me into trying this recipe. Spicy asian take-out is a weekly occurrence for Jon and I, specifically Vietnamese take-out, and nothing compliments a cozy night in like a house-made cocktail. 

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Please Don't Tell Me God is Bigger Than Cancer

Please Don't Tell Me God is Bigger Than Cancer

A few weeks ago I was happily bouncing around the kitchen to the radio, making a quick lunch. As one song ended, a pre-recorded blurb aired that went something like this, “My sister was diagnosed with cancer two months ago. She had surgery to remove the tumor, and just got back from her check-up and she is cancer free. I just want to say that God is bigger than cancer!” 

I froze. 

My whole countenance shifted as my mind began to flood. Oh, God is bigger than cancer? Really… because your sister is fine? Was God bigger than cancer when my grandma died?! Is God bigger than cancer for our friends who are in another round of fruitless treatments with their daughter?!”

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Fresh Muesli

Fresh Muesli

When I first saw this recipe I immediately burst out an operatic, “These are a few of my favorite things!” I prepped the batch of oats that night, and the next morning was bliss—all kinds of goodness layered up in a bowl. Sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy… it all comes together perfectly to start your day with sunshine in your belly and hearts floating around your head.

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