Posts with the tag “erin-olson”

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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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A Spiritual Marker of Heart Revival Within the Church
August 6th, 2018
The heart is the wellspring of life both literally and figuratively. When our heart stops beating, we die physically. When our heart stops beating spiritually, we also die. Both deaths result in a rip...  Read More
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Don't Act Like a Chicken
May 2nd, 2018
I’m still not entirely sure how it happened, but just over a couple of months ago, we became the proud owners of some chickens. Mind you; we don’t live in a rural area. We live in the city, but appare...  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
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It Starts With Our Households
March 21st, 2018
I’ve had this thing brewing in my soul for the past few weeks (okay, maybe the last several years). But this recent stirring began to boil over as I stood at the back of the room on the final morning ...  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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Prayer Does Change Things
February 19th, 2018
“Prayer isn’t working.” “Thoughts and prayers are nice, but they aren’t going to change things.” “God isn’t fixing this!” These are the statements that play out and circulate after significant even...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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A Double Dose of Love
February 12th, 2018
This week two events collide. On Wednesday, February 14th people will celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s a day filled with love and expectation, and sadly sometimes a little sadness. Sappy love cards wi...  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
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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
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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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God Can Use a Museum
November 15th, 2017
The Museum of the Bible did not disappoint. Here is a sneak peak of what you will experience....  Read More
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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
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Spiritual Disorder Brings Physical Chaos
October 7th, 2017
I started writing a book titled, Spiritual Orphans: A Generation in Crisis, shortly after the Manchester bombing in May of this year. The book is slowly coming together but after the events of this pa...  Read More
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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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He Is Meant to Be Experienced and Shared
September 7th, 2017
​As hurricane season is upon us, we see firsthand the dangers of living near God's unpredictable creation. There is so much beauty surrounding bodies of water; whether that be an ocean, a river or a l...  Read More
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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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On the Day of the Solar Eclipse
August 23rd, 2017
​​On Monday as Americans were watching the solar eclipse, something strange and wonderful was happening in my little corner of the world. In between running in and out of my house and sliding on my so...  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
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Are You Comfortable or Are You Content?
July 10th, 2017
I read an interesting fact this morning. It referenced the division that ensued among Christians when Darwin introduced his theory of evolution. Many argued that the theory of evolution would give ris...  Read More
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We Reach Through Love
July 5th, 2017
Not long after the flood, people found themselves struggling again to do what was right. Noah’s son, Ham, shamed the family after Noah drank too much wine and stumbled naked into his tent. Instead of ...  Read More
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Are You Hurting Your "Friends"?
June 21st, 2017
​Recently, every speaker and every conversation around a table end up at the same place these days…social media. The conversation is rarely uplifting, very authentic, and usually, by the end of the co...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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To the Fatherless...
June 18th, 2017
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day appear to be handled slightly differently. Mother’s Day is full of pink and flowers, and tears. Father’s Day has lots of directives and barbecues. The roles of mother and...  Read More
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National Prayer Walk Your Neighborhood
May 9th, 2017
Ok...so it's not a national thing. Not yet, at least. A couple months ago, I wrote a blog about God putting it on my heart to reach out to the women in my neighborhood to start a neighborhood Bible s...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Our Promised Land
May 4th, 2017
​I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the promised land. We talk about it still today, right? We think of the promised land as being a place or a thing. But in fact, our promised land has already com...  Read More
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We Are Called to Forgive
April 12th, 2017
​I recently had the opportunity to teach on 2 Corinthians 2:5-11, Now, regarding the one who started all this—the person in question who caused all this pain—I want you to know that I am not the one ...  Read More
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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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Will You Stay Silent?
March 6th, 2017
My Facebook timeline today reminded me of a "memory" from 2014. As I re-read the blog I wrote that day, I wanted to write new words. We have learned so much more about human trafficking in the past th...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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One Thing Is Necessary
March 1st, 2017
A season of sitting at the feet of Jesus looks different than our twenty minutes a day with Jesus. God doesn’t want an obliged heart—He wants a willing heart.   The forty-six days leading up to Easter...  Read More
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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
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Rights vs. the Cross
February 15th, 2017
​There is something going on within the Church. I hate to put a name on it because giving it an identity gives it an ability to grow. It’s not something inherently new, but it is so sly and cunning th...  Read More
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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
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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
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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