Posts with the tag “blog”

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Reaching the Middle
September 4th, 2018
A conversation I had the other night still has me thinking. It’s not a thought I haven’t had before, but it is a thought I feel burdened to share. The spiritual landscape of America is failing. Whose ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Don't Leave Them Out
April 11th, 2018
I made a request to God several years ago. I asked him to allow me to do ministry with my family. I never wanted to do ministry apart from them because I knew God had specifically given me the privile...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Storytellers We Must Be
February 27th, 2018
I saw a post a couple of days after the passing of Billy Graham that bothered me. In it, a young mom spoke of how her children and certainly their children would never know Billy Graham. I thought to ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Close Encounters of the Best Kind
January 26th, 2018
Choosing to continually encounter the presence of God is a lifestyle, not a one-time encounter. Far too many people believe they have to make time. have the time or wait for the right time to have an ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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What is "HOME" to you?
January 16th, 2018
My word for this year is “HOME.” It’s a word I see all the time, and it’s an issue I’ve struggled with for many years. By the age of thirty, I had somewhere around twenty-seven addresses I had called ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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What is Your Community Lense?
December 29th, 2017
Years ago, shortly after my baptism at my home church, I received an email from a woman inviting my husband and me to a Bible Fellowship class (also known as Sunday School, small groups, or community ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Listen to Him
November 29th, 2017
We are bogged down by words these days. Whether we enjoy reading or watching the news, watching television or movies, or reading books or blogs, words are thrown at us. So. Many. Words. Some words are...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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The Gift of Conversation
November 22nd, 2017
Many of you already know this, but I homeschool my three children and well, during the day our house often gets loud. Not obnoxious loud but the kind of loud when a lot of people are talking…sometimes...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Why Do You Share Your Faith?
October 26th, 2017
Sharing your faith may be challenging but you don't want to be known as someone who "never said a thing!"...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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The Mission of Motherhood
September 26th, 2017
Motherhood is about sacrifice, and it is only the presence of the Holy Spirit that ensures the success of the servant’s mission.   “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring G...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Live Life With a Live Feed Mentality
September 15th, 2017
​This past week as I reflected on all that was happening in the United States—the two hurricanes, wildfires burning, and general unrest, I slowly began to reflect on the horrible events of September 1...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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If You Are Going to Proclaim...
September 1st, 2017
It has been a tough week in Texas. Hurricane Harvey forever left its mark on this state. Out of this tragedy, it has been heartwarming to see the response of people helping people. Would this have hap...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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What Kind of Giver Are You?
August 14th, 2017
This side of heaven, there will always be need. God enables us to be a part of meeting the needs of others. He asks we do so joyfully not with bitterness and resentfulness. “Whatever you give is accep...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Gather Your Neighbors
March 30th, 2017
So excited to share about the thing God has laid on my heart recently. Today is the big day! Read all about it in my monthly blog post appearing on Daughters of the Deep titled "Gather Your Neighbors...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Shifting the Entertainment Atmosphere
February 22nd, 2017
​It started several years ago but became much more real as I realized my oldest child was interested in pursuing music. When he was around nine years old, it had become clear that not only had God gif...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do You Live Like a Third Child?
January 7th, 2016
​We’ve been taking our dogs for walks the past few days since the weather has been so nice. My youngest has been making me a little crazy while we walk because he talks the entire time. It’s not just ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Put Down the Temporary Band-Aids...
September 16th, 2015
“Should I take the Motrin or not?” This is the thought that swirled in my head as I stood at the sink washing the dishes a couple nights ago. I have chronic pain that springs up a lot lately. I know w...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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The Christian Walk...It's Not a Sprint or a Marathon
December 17th, 2014
​I exercise pretty regularly, but I am far from a person who lives for exercise. I do it to maintain my attitude. Just ask my family. If I go more than a couple days without exercise, I am a totally d...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Santa and Jesus Both Have a Place on My Mantle
December 1st, 2014
​A few years back, an agnostic (on his way to being atheist) friend of mine chided me for being a Christian who allowed my children to believe in made-up, worldly things such as Santa Claus and the Ea...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Is Today's Manna Really Enough?
November 7th, 2014
Let me set the stage. The Israelites were hungry. They had been traveling in the desert for a month with limited supplies, along with the added burden of believing what they did have would eventually ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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And This Is What I Learned While Swimming...With a Snorkel
July 10th, 2013
For the past few years, my husband has swam laps using a snorkel. I admit, I gave him a hard time about it at first and maybe I even chuckled…a few times. Last month, when the pool water was finally w...  Read More
by Erin Olson