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Kelly J. Youngblood
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Moving to New Website
I've been blogging at this address since 2006, I believe. It's been great, but I wanted more flexibility and a more professional look than what this platform is capable of.  So I've moved. You can find the new website at  . I may or...

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Writing Contest
I've entered a writing contest with a condensed version of the essay I wrote for my seminary application. If you'd be so kind as to vote for it, please do so. It can be found at this link: The top 10 vote-get...

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I've entered a condensed version of my seminary application essay in a writing contest. Would you take a few seconds to vote for it, please?

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Book Giveaway! Three excellent books by Nicole Baart
To celebrate great friend and author Nicole Baart's newest book release, and because I won a great big prize pack from her, I'm going to be giving away three hard copies of her books to some lucky winners! (One book per winner). To enter, choose as many or ...

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Book Review: Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.e I've enjoyed Rachel Held Evans' previous two books, Faith Unraveled   (originally released as  Evolving in Monkey Town) and A Year of Biblical Womanhood , so was excited to read the new...

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Yay! It's Good Friday! Let's Celebrate!
For some reason, today, on the darkest of Christian holidays, we still post our pretty Bible graphics and show the world how happy we are. We talk about it being   Good  Friday, even though the origins of calling it that are murky. Are we really happy? Do w...

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The Day I Met Jesus: Interview with Authors Mary DeMuth & Frank Viola
Interview with Frank Viola & Mary DeMuth on The Day I Met Jesus . Why did you write
this book? Frank: Back in
2007, I got an idea to create a new genre of Christian literature. I call that
genre "biblical narrative." The new genre would
contain autobiograph...

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Recap of ComeAliveSeries
  Throughout 2014, my word for the year was "Alive" ,   and I wrote on-and-off about it.  I wrote about a variety of different ways to think about being "alive" as well as experiences I had that made me feel alive. That theme is following me into 2015, and ...

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Waiting on God's Surprises
A few weeks ago, I finished an eight-week Life Keys   class at church. I'd taken the class because I love personality and gift questionnaires--as evidenced by my very thick file folder full of that type of information that I'd collected over the years. This...

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What Are We Waiting For? Advent: A Year of Renewal
Image Credit: It's an in congruent time of year--but then again, maybe all parts of the year are like that. For now, for me, football season and its accompanying Friday night team pasta dinners are over, and a...
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