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Lori Stanley Roeleveld
Disturber of Hobbits - Making comfortable Christians continually late for dinner!
Disturber of Hobbits - Making comfortable Christians continually late for dinner!
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Five things that drift – A vacationer on a tube down a lazy river A swimmer body-surfing in the sea, inching further down the shore each time My mid-section An entire civilization A soul without a habit of daily realignment with God’s Word, sound…

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Wow. I get it now. Ever have a moment like that? Just, wow.   For years, more than I care to number, I encountered wave after wave after relentless wave of trial.

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Maybe you’re living a quiet, simple life and there are moments when you wonder if that’s enough. You don’t feel particularly important, accomplished, or noticed as you care for your family, serve at your church, or show up for your job. Let me tell you, I…

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Visitors to the church I attend may not notice it immediately but something’s wrong with my church. I’m not sure how they can avoid seeing it since it’s so apparent to those of us sitting in the pews every week. Something’s very wrong with us. Oh, it’s…

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Dear World, I have a confession to make. Many of you people make me uncomfortable. It’s true. But, I try hard to hide it for a million reasons. Reason one: I don’t see Jesus ever being uncomfortable – ever. Read the gospels. He walked through this world…

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There’s so much I don’t know. Even more that I can’t control. I gasp across the entrance to home, head throbbing, thoughts spinning, soul swirling with other people’s problems, hoping for a momentary reprieve before I face my own. The troubles of this…

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I expend an awful lot of energy trying not to be human. Is this ever a problem for you? There is always so much to do. I mean, it’s right there in front of us all, isn’t it? Jobs, goals, ministries, visions, dreams, passions, callings. These glorious…

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I write this blog to express my heart for God and to serve you, all of your faithful readers. Every few years, I like to find out more about who you are and what you need from a Christian blogger. It will help me improve my writing and this website if…

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Have you ever felt great frustration because your hard work and service weren’t producing the expected results? My daughter was babysitting on the other end of town one night when she called to let me know she’d locked her keys in her car – BOTH sets! I…

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Why shouldn’t Christians suffer for our faith? Humans are willing to suffer for all kinds of reasons, some of which seem trivial or even foolish to others.  Like camping out overnight in a parking lot to snag concert tickets or swallowing goldfish to set…
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