Shoring Up: Episode 8

Shoring Up: Episode 8

Episode 0108: Was she a controlling mother? A deceitful wife? “Helping” God bring about a promised destiny? And what was it about her that made her husband love her in spite of everything? Join Adrianne, Stacie, and Brittany in this study of Rebekah. She was a woman who knew the power of a pour. What was she thinking?!       You can read more about Rebekah in Genesis 24-27 and in How to Pour Your Man a Drink.    Did you find...

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Shoring Up Episode 3

Shoring Up Episode 3

Episode 0103: He had no dating site. She had no matchmaking service to find the perfect partner. But Abraham’s servant was sent to find Isaac a bride and he had prayer. The resulting meetup at the well shows a servant who listened to God and a woman who eagerly served. Las Shabby Chicas Adrianne Schwanke, Gloria Irving, and Angel Angell take a look at Rebekah’s amazing power pour. Come meet a woman who started out by watering 10...

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Shoring Up Episode 2

Shoring Up Episode 2

Episode 0102: When you feel shame, you want to hide, pretend, cover up. Others may shun you or you may isolate yourself. The Samaritan Woman came to the well in the heat of the day, quite possibly because of just that. She went for water. And she met Jesus who told her she didn’t ever have to thirst again. Join Las Shabby Chicas Michele de Miranda, Angel Angell, & Adrianne Schwanke as they take a new look at this precious story of the...

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The Dirty Side of Christmas

The Dirty Side of Christmas

I was a new kindergarten teacher on a field trip with my class. We had just stepped off the bus when one of my students got sick and came running to me covered in vomit. My reaction was swift. I shrieked and ran away from him, causing the rest of the class to do the same. Luckily, a parent sprung into action and came to the poor kid’s rescue as I gagged behind the bus.   So maybe I’m a bit of a germ-o-phobe. But I bet even...

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Welcome to the Table: Making Space for the Master or the Maid

Welcome to the Table: Making Space for the Master or the Maid

I loved living in the States; however, when my husband and I felt the Lord leading us to return to India, I began looking forward to running medical clinics, evangelism outreaches, and continuing to raise my three children.  And, not gonna lie–I also looked forward to hiring a maid. Whether you high-five your maid or raise a disdained eyebrow at the notion, this type of service is common in India and is thread throughout the biblical...

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When Rewrites Go Wrong: The problem with editing out the letdowns in life

When Rewrites Go Wrong: The problem with editing out the letdowns in life

When I was just out of college, I housesat for an actress in Los Angeles. One afternoon, her dog ransacked the bedroom and shredded up whatever he could get his teeth on: blankets, books, and to my horror, an audition script for a TV show. I was young, not yet a Christian, and too embarrassed by the incident to say anything about it. I replaced the blankets and books, but had no clue how to find a replacement script. I pieced together what I...

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“La, la, la… I don’t want to know”: Too Comfy to Care

“La, la, la… I don’t want to know”: Too Comfy to Care

A few months ago, I had an unexpected day off of work, so I decided to get cozy on my sofa. I grabbed a soft throw blanket and could not wait to find a good movie to watch on TV! As I flipped through all the possible flicks, one caught my eye. I had avoided this particular movie previously because of the cover image of a lonely woman who just looked cold and isolated. It screamed “Debbie Downer.” Perhaps against my better judgment, I decided to...

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The Grass is (not always) Greener

The Grass is (not always) Greener

A message from Angel Angell: I’m a dreamer, a visionary or maybe I just get bored easily. I like adventure, mission, and knowing that what I’m doing is making a difference, and I especially love when I get praised for my hard work. I also adore my kids, but the thing about my children is they rarely offer much positive feedback. I have yet to get a thank you card in the mail from any of them. When I’m changing a diaper in a sleep-deprived state...

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Trading Up: TV for True Life

Trading Up: TV for True Life

I love when the lights drop and I can just lift up my eyes to some easy story on the silver screen. I sip my favorite orange tea with honey and fall into some new AMC adventure or epic remake, like Superman: Man of Steel. Ryan and I were heading into one of those AMC escapes when we started talking about something so moving that we both just lost interest in whatever movie we were planning to see. We left the theater and began our initial...

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