Author Archives: Amy McLaughlin

does He go for the jugular?

Words are powerful.  Take songs for example.  Have you ever been surprised by the power of a song to suddenly evoke the manifestation of an emotion deep inside you?  I can hear a song that I listened to in a … Continue reading

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what He knew

Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it … Continue reading

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me, them, and the Bible

I love learning. I always enjoyed school. In fact, if I had the opportunity I would go back for more. There are many fields of study I would enjoy learning more about.  And the idea of becoming an “expert” in … Continue reading

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Enduring Passion

I read a blog post yesterday morning by an encouraging new writer I found about being content in the season we are in and not longing for the “next thing.”  That afternoon, I finally sat down with 30 uninterrupted minutes … Continue reading

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How To Steer a Hot Air Balloon

Most of the time God speaks to me through images He puts in my mind or through catching my attention with something in my natural world.  Just the other day He spoke something very significant to me through the hole … Continue reading

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Graceful Parenting?

I started reading Give Them Grace recently, expecting to learn a better balance between consistent discipline and second…or third, chances.  Instead, I crashed hard into the revelation that my parenting is about as much “Christian,” as childbirth is “fun.” What’s … Continue reading

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Sweet Return

It’s so weird being back here–Seattle.  Stepping off the plane, I felt like I was returning home from a trip.  And not a long one; not like I had been gone 6 months.  I didn’t feel like I was visiting. … Continue reading

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