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What To Do When You've Lost Your Holy Awe

As followers of Jesus, we are meant to toss back the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of life God intended for us. We are called to live alert to the wonders all around and within us that expand our desire to know God more.

Yet the focus on the functionality of ministry combined with the increased sense of familiarity can numb us to the marvelous work to which we’ve been called—encouraging people to walk in the fullness of all God has called and created them through Jesus Christ.

Here are a handful of things that can pull us away from living wonderstruck and experiencing the daily splendor of knowing Jesus as we lead:

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Let me introduce you to my friend, Jennifer. Jennifer Dukes Lee  is an award-winning storyteller and a grace dweller, blogging about faith at She is author of the book Love Idol: Letting Go of Your Need for Approval—and Seeing Yourself through God’s Eyes. Jennifer and her husband are raising crops, pigs, and two humans on the Lee family farm near Inwood, Iowa. Follow Jennifer on Twitter or Facebook.

Over the course of the next few weeks, I've invited friends to share their words in this space as we explore the mysteries of prayer during the Summer Bible Study.

Guest Post from Jennifer Dukes Lee

by Jennifer Dukes Lee

God saved my life the day I changed my prayers. I stopped asking Him to fix things. And I started asking Him to break things. Namely, my heart.

God would need to break me out of the miserable heart-prison I was trapped in.

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Writers Boot Camp

We were overwhelmed with the response to our Writers Boot Camp announcement.

The site went down from too much traffic the first day and and registration was completely filled after just 36 hours. If you missed landing a spot and you're interested to being the first to know of any future events, simply fill out the form below:


 In the meantime, here are 10 tips to become a better writer:

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Writers Boot Camp Margaret Feinberg and Jonathan Merritt

Do you have a story that's burning inside you? A message that you need to share? A publishing career you're ready to finally launch?

For years, I've listened to countless people talk about writing a book. Dream about writing book. Imagine themselves on The View sharing about their book.

And. Never. Write. The. Book.

Worse, I've listened to those who finally published the book and then allowed discouragement to prevent them from writing another because they didn't have the tools and techniques to succeed.

It's time for that to change. It's time for your God-given dream to come true.

That's why, alongside Jonathan MerrittI'm hosting Writers Boot Camp at my home in Morrison, Colorado, October 27-29, 2014.

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Feeling Discouraged by Prayer or Disappointed by God? Read This:

As a nine year old, Leo Tolstoy believed with all his heart that God had told him to fly. He was so confident that one day he jumped headfirst out of a third-story window. In one crashing moment, Tolstoy was introduced to his first big disappointment with God. Many years later, Tolstoy laughed at his youthful test of faith.

Tolstoy survived the fall and so did his belief in God, but not everyone walks away from a leap of faith. Continue Reading...