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About cashclan

Lisa is a grateful, born-again follower of Jesus Christ who has spent her adult life on the Gospel in several global contexts. She is the wife of one wonderful, jungle-gym of a man, who is to her the single most ravishing piece of flesh on planet earth (stolen good-heartedly from Christine Caine). She is a dedicated home educator to their four beautiful children, ages 6 to 12, whom she would be happy to gush over any time. She is an avid reader and a storyteller, an aspiring writer, a missionary to the nations and a singer of His praises, a loyal friend, an obsessive-compulsive Googler, and comedienne extraordinaire on her best days. She would also like to think that she is a loyal and loving, truth-telling friend.

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This Impossible Blessed Belovedness

This morning when I meditated, God came down and talked with me on the veranda. I was repeating after Hillary McBride of the Liturgists, softly, words that felt ridiculous to me: You are a unique being. There is no one … Continue reading

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To my Precious Girl on her Sixteenth Birthday

Dear Claire, Your father and I were having pancakes at IHOP. We had just left the ultrasound appointment at the brand new Southcrest Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma where we found out that you would be a girl. Our firstborn child … Continue reading

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wanted: soul singer

i saw your ad i am so mad my Langston, Maya-scrabbled pad is clenched in weeping praying hands i would like to join the band i roareth like a buffalo: change gon come yet another righteous man slaying savage raping … Continue reading

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Waking Up on the Wrong Side of the World

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on … Continue reading

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When Mother’s Day Hurts–Just Like Every Other Day

I just spent an hour untangling a cord of multi-colored Christmas lights. In May. Because I need me some multi-colored light action on my balcony, yes I do. It was quite an experience, surprisingly, untangling the lights. At one point … Continue reading

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As For Me And My House, We’re Gonna Love the Hell Out Of Them

I am a woman of raucously good faith, I am. I am thirty-seven and I have pink hair. Not exactly a scaredy-cat. But this ISIS stuff has got me spooked too. Or maybe I’m the worst cynic and bigot of … Continue reading

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If: Equip Easter Study Day 10

Read Mark 15:33-41 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why … Continue reading

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If: Equip Easter Study Day 9: How can you rest in God’s redemption for you through Jesus today?

Read John 19: 1-17 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and … Continue reading

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Day 8: What Do You Learn From Jesus Not Defending Himself?

Read Mark 15:1-15 And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate. And … Continue reading

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