Hiding Your Lights

When You Feel Like Hiding Your Light

I hadn’t planned to write about hiding your light this week, but I’ve been wrestling with God over every word since the calendar flipped to January, and that’s not the norm. I logged a lot of hours hunched over my keyboard tapping out two very different posts from what you’re reading today. But I simply […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday Apostle

Word Nerd Wednesday – Apostle

I’m excited to be sharing my thoughts and research on the word Apostle for this week’s edition of Word Nerd Wednesday, especially on the heels of last weeks post about being a disciple. ********* Apostle Definition apos·tle  (1) \ ə-ˈpä-səl \ 1 : one sent on a mission: such as      a : one […]

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50 Practical Ways to Shine

50 Practical Ways to Shine

Here’s one reason shining frightens me… It requires me to do something. And we Christian women typically skip over all the practical ways to shine and assume we must do something grandiose in order to glorify God.      Write a NYT Best Seller      Foster a family of Orphans      Start a Non-Profit […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday Disciple

Word Nerd Wednesday – Disciple

Please welcome Amy Juett, from Calamus Mom, to My Messy Desk for this week’s Word Nerd Wednesday post on the often misunderstood word, disciple and how it relates to discipline. I think you will be pleasantly encouraged. ********* As a mom, the words disciple and discipline thread through my mind on a regular basis as […]

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Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

Happy New Year! I cannot believe 2018 is here already! I pray you are recovering from all the Holiday festivities – whether they were marvelous or messy! Either way, the turning of the calendar brings us 365 opportunities to Rise and Shine. ********* I love all the possibilities and expectations that come with a fresh […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Catechize

Patricia Willoughby is here to kick off this new year of Word Nerd Wednesdays with the word catechize. I hope you’ll find a reason to make this practice a part of your life. ********* Catechize [kat-i-kahyz] What Does It Mean? According to Webster’s Dictionary 1828 online dictionary, there are three definitions. An alternate spelling is […]

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