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Pursue Godly Community
February 9th, 2017
I am so honored to be a new monthly contributing writer for a community of godly female writers at Daughters of the Deep. My first post is up on their site.  I recently had the opportunity to speak wi...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Confessions of a Wanna Be Cowgirl
February 3rd, 2017
​Confession: I have secretly wanted to be a cowgirl almost my entire life.   Fact: I’ve been a city girl my entire life.   I recently came across an old photograph that made me stop and think. The pho...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Celebrating Five Years of Ministry!
January 23rd, 2017
​Today marks a new day. Totally unchartered waters. Am I qualified for this? Am I ready for this? We will soon find out. Yes, I am a little afraid, but fear is good...especially when I know that I am ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Get Rid of the Elephant in the Room
January 13th, 2017
​Our first little cottage house didn’t have one, but our second 1960’s house did, as does our current new house. For non-drinkers, it is what I like to call “the elephant in the room.”   Wet bars…what...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Mindset of Thanksgiving
November 24th, 2016
​Today is simply a day to give thanks. Who is it that we are to give thanks to? God. At the core of this tradition, this day was designed to give thanks to God for provision and protection. The people...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Press In Church
November 11th, 2016
​My heart is sad today for our country. Politics aside, our nation is hurting. People are anxious, fearful and lashing out. We are not at peace as a nation, but it is possible to be at peace as a pers...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Embrace Your Season
November 3rd, 2016
​As I was checking out at the grocery store a couple days ago, the cashier asked me, “So, are you ready for Christmas?” It was November 1st. “Uhhmmmm, no,” I said. Since then, I’ve heard conversations...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Pride and Deceit
October 13th, 2016
I vividly remember thinking the United States was about to undergo change the moment I heard Bill Clinton’s comments about his relationship (or lack thereof) with Monica Lewinsky. His statements gave ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Are You a Member or an Owner?
September 21st, 2016
Earlier this year, I visited a newer church plant. I was there to support a child I teach in AWANA for her baptism. It happened to be the same weekend they were dedicating their new church building. A...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Forgiveness Bible Study Video
September 14th, 2016
Recently, urged on by my husband, I filmed video sessions for my Bible study, Forgiveness - Unforgiveness: Revealed Through Your Fruits. I invited eight of my friends to come and share a little bit ab...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Our Yellow Door
September 3rd, 2016
Earlier this summer, I decided to take on a small DIY project. I am not a big DIY-er…I can’t seem to make things turn out just right…and I am finally comfortable in my own skin about this fact. Howeve...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Many Years Ago...
August 24th, 2016
​I was cleaning out a spare closet recently when I came across the box for my junior high confirmation Bible. In the box were some notes I received that day, as well as a few memories for years past. ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Our Sabbatical Year
August 16th, 2016
We’ve been praying about something for quite a while. We have wrestled with this, and I can tell you, it was truly a wrestling match. We have spent many hours in conversation, and in prayer, but I can...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Celebrating Gold
August 12th, 2016
While the world is watching the Rio Olympics 2016, I am celebrating my own gold medal moment over here. Today is the BIG day! Spenser's first worship album Your Love For Us is released in full for al...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Standing in Awe
August 8th, 2016
Every time I read the account of Job, my heart gets heavy with conviction. He was a completely righteous, innocent man, yet God allowed Satan to test Job. Satan couldn’t understand that Job was righte...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Craving Community - Guest Blog for Craving God Ministries
August 5th, 2016
I love the old-fashioned candy hearts that are available on Valentine’s Day. Do you remember as a child when you would pick out just the right one, with the right word on it to give to a friend or som...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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In Light of Last Night's Events...
July 8th, 2016
In light of last night's events..."Shocked" is the word I can best use to describe how I felt when last night's events in Dallas started to unfold. We live in Dallas and oddly enough, it was a relativ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Willingly and Completely
July 5th, 2016
​Last week as I sat in the chair at my dentist’s office, “The Wendy Williams Show” was on the television. Thankfully the volume wasn’t up too high because my ten-year-old daughter was sitting there wi...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Perfect Timing
June 23rd, 2016
Who better to control timing than the One who set time into motion? It is not the watchmaker who creates the time, but it is the watchmaker who uses his gifts to create the watch that is used to refle...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Bell-Bottoms and Jesus
June 1st, 2016
​As I walked through the mall this afternoon, I was looking at all the mannequins in the store windows. In a majority of the clothing stores, the mannequins looked like they were dressed for a 1970’s ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Do You Need To Apologize For Your Anger?
May 26th, 2016
​Something I read a couple weeks ago has sort of stuck in my spirit. I can’t quite shake it, but I feel as though it is a stern warning to us all...and some of you more than others right at this very ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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It's Been A Week...Now What?
May 12th, 2016
​A week ago today, Americans participated in the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme was “Wake Up America.” Tony Evans was the Honorary Chairman and this was his prayer: “Dear heavenly Father, w...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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When God Speaks...
April 20th, 2016
​Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect when I applied to be on the launch team for Christine Caine’s soon-to-be-released book, Unashamed: Drop The Baggage, Pick Up Your Freedom, Fulfill Your Destiny....  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Hunger Pains
April 18th, 2016
Leaders often find themselves coming up against the same problem: How do you get fed while you are feeding others? This is especially important within the Church. If we get too hungry or burned out, w...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Misdirected Accolades
April 12th, 2016
"Give credit to whom credit is due." That's the famous quote by Samuel Adams we are taught as youngsters, and reminded all throughout our lives. We should never take credit as our own for something so...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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I Found This In An Old Book...
April 5th, 2016
I’ve been reading through the book of Deuteronomy lately and honestly I can say that I am not sure I would have made it during Old Testament times. There were so many rules and regulations, and I am c...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Miracle From Heaven - Good Friday
March 25th, 2016
​Last night, I took my 10-year old daughter and her friend to see Miracles From Heaven. I read the book about a year ago so honestly my expectations were low going into the movie. Generally, movies ar...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Holy Week Devotional
March 22nd, 2016
​This time last year, I was busy writing my Lenten devotional. I can honestly say that I miss those daily posts/devotionals. If you are reading the devotional this season, I pray it is ministering to ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Be A Note Taker
March 11th, 2016
This year, I am undertaking the monumental task of putting all of my sermon, Bible study, and conference notes into one big Word document. By doing this, I can search the document when I am trying to ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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We Witnessed A Harvest
March 8th, 2016
​My family and I had the privilege of attending an event this past weekend that will forever be etched into my mind. It was a small glimpse of a future heaven that awaits those who believe in and conf...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Are You Telling?
February 24th, 2016
​A couple of days ago as I was reading my Bible, this verse jumped off the page at me:   "When they heard what Jesus was doing, many people came to him" (Mark 3:8b).   And then again this morning, the...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Set the Bar For Your Daughters
February 15th, 2016
​I can testify to what happens to a girl who is looking for love in all the wrong places. It is a picture of brokenness that doesn’t have to be.   Valentine's Day—the epic day of love—was yesterday. M...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Why Lent?
February 10th, 2016
​Today is Ash Wednesday, the official start to the Lenten season. Lent is comprised of the forty-six days leading up to Easter. The discussion of when Lent began and who actually started it has varied...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Be THAT Church
February 5th, 2016
Do you know THAT person? You know that person who is always bubbly, and always oozing with excitement. Equally as annoying as he or she is, you find yourself "wanting some of what he or she's got."   ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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I Still Haven't Quite Made The Cheerleading Team
January 21st, 2016
​I tried out for cheerleading two years in a row in high school. I didn’t make it either time. Just thinking about this brings up some long forgotten memories, but that’s for another time (and post) p...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Community Before the Crisis
January 14th, 2016
You know when you buy a new car and suddenly you notice every car around you that is the same color? This has been happening to me since God laid the word “community” on me for 2016. Everywhere I turn...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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