Word Nerd Wednesday – Love

My sweet friend and fellow Military Spouse, Anji Budzinski joins us today with the perfect word to follow last week’s Punishment post. The Ancient Greek language differentiates at least four different ways to use the word love. Agápe (ἀγάπη agápē): love, esp. charity; the love of God for man and of man for God. Agape is used in ancient […]

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Masterpiece Mondays – Karen Wilson

I’m excited to welcome Karen Wilson to My Messy Desk today. She and I lived in the same neighborhood growing up and her husband and I have been friends since High School. I selected her for Masterpiece Mondays because of her influence in their daughter’s softball team. I saw a picture of them praying in the dugout […]

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What To Do When You’ve Been Benched

When I played soft ball in high school, joked about playing “center bench” if we feared not starting in an upcoming game. I was astonished to learn some players who helped the Cubs reach post season play might not be joining them on the field during the play offs. Can you imagine – sweating and […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Punishment

My amazingly talented friend Kate DiZio returns to My Messy Desk this week to take on a heavy word. But read on, because I love how she unpacks the weight in light of God’s grace, mercy, and love. Punishment: (Greek, kolasis – kol’-as-is) penal infliction: – punishment, torment. 1 John 4:18 says “There is no […]

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7 Secrets

7 Secrets for Success in Every Season

Playoff season is upon us and let me tell you, marrying into a family of Cubs fans totally changed my perspective on baseball. This is the most exciting October I can remember in a long while. It might really be THE year! After so many disappointing seasons they are finally giving their fans something to […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Yom Kippur

Please welcome Adele-Alys back to My Messy Desk and she shares her unique perspective with us on this Jewish holiday celebrated today. YOM KIPPUR- Day of Atonement “In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and you shall not do any work … For on that day […]

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