First Friday Fire


 

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Jesus said {to Peter}, “Don’t be so sure. Today, this very night in fact, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.”{Mark 14:30 – MSG} This morning, as I’m reading about Jesus’s impending arrest & betrayal in the gospel of Mark, I’m drenched in...

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Right

How many times have you looked in the mirror, only to fix or change what you see? Clothes aren’t right. Hair isn’t right. Accessories aren’t right. Weight isn’t right. What about the pictures that you haven’t posted on your social media or have told someone else not...

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Still Frame

{The Vision} I looked out to see sheets of green dipping into valleys where early morning shadows hovered the moist earth, only to build up again into curved slopes where wind curled and crashed over top. From my mind’s eye, the hills stretched up, each touching the...

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From Mucky Middle to Heavenly Realms

One of my favorite outfits I own is one that most people will likely never see me wear.  It’s not a fancy dress or a sentimental college sweatshirt or even a comfy pair of pajamas (there’s actually a high probability you will see me sporting that at the grocery store...

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Defrag

Defrag.  The word takes you back a bit, doesn’t it?  If the word means nothing to you, praise God, because you are either too young to remember or you didn’t have a lot of computer time back then (frustrating, patience-building computer time).  The term refers to an...

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Out of the Running

Hi there! I’m Summer, daughter of Jesus…saved, restored, & faithfully pursued by Him. I’ve been married to my love, Jason, for 16 years, and am a proud mama to an 11-year-old son, Noah, and an 8-year-old daughter, Sailer. I love early, quiet mornings, sunrises, clouds...

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Waiting on a Monday

Its Monday again, happens every week but somehow it sneaks up on me, kind of like the extra 5 pounds we gain over the holidays. I have a love/hate relationship with Mondays. I don’t want to give up sleeping in a little more on the weekends or having my husband home...

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2 Miles Ahead

My love for running began in middle school.  It was a necessity as part of my participation on the soccer team, but secretly I enjoyed the 4 warm up laps we had to do in preparation for our sport more than I did the actual sport.  I continued chasing after that soccer...

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Praying For Our Graduating Seniors

        “Faith enabled Moses to choose God’s will, for when he became of age he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.” Hebrews 11:24 (TPT and NKJV) Right now, thousands of students across the nation will soon be graduating from high school.   And...

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God’s Favorite Shape

This session at Moms with Swords is focusing on Circling Prayer, and, when I hear circling, I immediately think back to what a circle is, and it’s dominance over the other geometrical shapes in nature. I know…no one else does the same. So let me share with you some...

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Thirsty?

As I write this, it is raining.  The forecasted torrents can be heard but not seen, since it is still early morning and dark outside.   But the lack of visual ability sharpens my ears to the sound of the water hitting the hard places outside, running off the roof and...

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It’s ok to be Vulnerable

It's ok to be Vulnerable This blog post started with a little conversation between Joy and I that went something like this… Joy: “Would you be willing to write for our blog series called First Friday Fire?” Me: “Sure, I would love that; it will give me a reason to...

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Questions?

As the leadership team at Moms with Swords, Joy challenged us to begin listening to the Andy Stanley Leadership podcasts.  These podcasts are short interviews and discussions designed to help leaders go further, faster.  One of the very first podcasts I listened to...

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Searching for Gold      

Children.  They add years (and gray hair) to our lives, and yet those years seem to melt away at the sound of their laughter.  As a mother, I know we all stand together in solidarity… knowing that the job of being a mom will challenge us in almost every way possible,...

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