Category Archives: Grow

Now what?

God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.
John 3:16-17

So I had to decide: was I supposed to drop this entire research project for the benefit of [...]

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Yancey, Yadah, and Me, 2.0

As artifacts go, they are mere trinkets — an old purse, playing cards, a lantern. Even the display that caused the crowds to stop and stare is a simple embroidered tapestry, stitched by village women.
But the exhibits that opened Friday at the German Historical Museum are intentionally prosaic: they emphasize the everyday way that ordinary [...]

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It’s a Miracle: The Whole Story

A few weeks back, my mom wanted to share how God had preserved her throughout her life. It’s a good story, full of the Good News and full of God’s love. Listen. It’s kinda long, so get a cup of coffee first. <3

God Gently Leads from Camille Lewis on Vimeo.

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It’s a Miracle: The Good News

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So amidst all that capricious moralism, did I ever hear the Good News? I know I heard it from my parents. I know I felt it from my parents. I know I heard it in church in South Bend. I know I heard it in Tulsa. And I know I heard it in Michigan. [...]

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It’s a Miracle: The Bad News

Marcy Tigner was an award-winning trombonist with a yen for singing. So she was musical . . . sorta, but her singing voice was much younger than her years.
That’s putting it nicely. She sang like an ugly bag of sawdust sporting a rainbow, but even an owner of a less-than-pretty-but-faaaaabulous hairy bag of wood shavings [...]

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This is how it feels to be free!

Friday the 13th is a sentimental and blessed day for me. Again. Thank you, Lord. For dragging me kicking and screaming toward your gift of freedom.

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Remember the Ladies

That your sex are naturally tyrannical is a truth so thoroughly established as to admit of no dispute; but such of you as wish to be happy willingly give up — the harsh tide of master for the more tender and endearing one of friend.
Why, then, not put it out of the power of the [...]

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Writing the Body

Write. Let no one hold you back. Let nothing stop you: not man; not the imbecilic capitalist machinery, in which the publishing houses are the crafty, obsequious relayers of imperatives handed down by an economy that works against us and off our backs; not yourself. Smug-faced readers, managing editors, and big bosses don’t like the [...]

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Grace for Truth

God gives grace for the truth, not for myths
That thought has prompted me to take a good, hard look at myself.
Did you know that the gender gap in wages (21 cents) is not really a gender gap? It’s a gap between mothers and everyone else (Moreton 114).
Think about that for a second. Working mothers, not [...]

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As I try on this new identity of “survivor,” I search for a vocabulary to make sense of my experience. Why did they do this? How did it happen? How can I make sure it doesn’t happen again — to me or to anyone I love?
And the best vocabulary — the one that nails it [...]

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