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More Than the Clothes In Your Closet

By lisa rippy / May 24, 2016

I am a bit fashion-impaired. Left to my own devices, I would wear running shorts and my favorite t-shirt that is roughly eight year old every day. (Except during the months of January and February where I would wear sweat pants and my old fuzzy blue bath robe all the…

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How To Make a Prayer Journal – Part 6 (Elissa Roberts)

By lisa rippy / February 25, 2016

Forty-two months now that our adoption dossier has been in Ethiopia. Forty-two months of waiting. And the news doesn’t look great from Ethiopia–word of political instability, government staff changes, training of the new government staff causing delays in paperwork. What do you do when you know you’ve been called to…

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How To Make a Prayer Journal – Part 5 (Elissa Roberts)

By lisa rippy / February 24, 2016

“Did God actually say. . . .”  With those four words, the antagonist enters the story. Only three chapters into Genesis, and the enemy’s first words are the same words he baits us with today, “Did God actually say?” Satan loves to niggle just a bit of doubt in our…

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How To Make a Prayer Journal – Part 4 (Elissa Roberts)

By lisa rippy / February 22, 2016

I don’t know about you, but I get distracted easily. One day I was praying for my girls while I looked out the window at the fall leaves swirling. Then I was thinking how I needed to get the girls’ fall clothes out which made me think I needed to…

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How To Make a Prayer Journal – Part 3 (Elissa Roberts)

By lisa rippy / February 19, 2016

What if you don’t know where to start? You’re staring at a blank piece of paper and a Bible full of words. Where to begin? A few months ago I was in the car driving back from visiting my parents in Mississippi, and I was thinking back to my pregnancy…

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How to Make a Prayer Journal – Part 2 (by Elissa Roberts)

By lisa rippy / February 17, 2016

If you had seen me on my run a few months ago, you would have wondered about the strange girl with her hands in the air and tears streaming down her face. Those are some God-moments I have out there on the asphalt with the sunrise painting the sky in…

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How to Make a Prayer Journal – Part 1 (by Elissa Roberts)

By lisa rippy / February 15, 2016

Meet Elissa Roberts, a self-proclaimed hot mess (except more mess than hot) married to a coffee-loving, Scrabble genius and mom to three little girls who fill her life with tutus, glitter, and a lot of dance parties. She has a passion for helping women, wives, and moms live the abundant…

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Just Being There

By lisa rippy / December 28, 2015

Every Sunday, for as long as I can recall, there is a man who always walks in just a little after worship has started, takes his place in the same area, pretty much sits in the same chair, and sits alone. He make shake a hand or two, but he…

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How to Have a Meaningful Quiet Time

By lisa rippy / December 27, 2015

It’s December 27, the Lord’s day, and one thing on my heart this morning is this … just how critical and just how special my daily quiet time with the Lord truly is in my life. With all the going here and going there that happens in some of our…

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Pondering Is a Powerful Practice!

By lisa rippy / December 8, 2015

“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart,” Luke 2:19. NIV As a mother, there are volumes of moments and memories that I have treasured up in my heart. Like when my son came home from church with a fruit loop necklace for me on…

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