Kristin Schmucker » Equipping Women in the Word

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On Saying No…

Every weekend, I reflect on the things I have gotten done during the week. And the things I haven’t.  I always have a lot to celebrate. Fun things. Time with family and friends. Shopping trips. Good eats. House cleaned. But I also usually have a lot to beat myself up about. I think of how some […]

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Follow Me

  When Jesus rose from the grave, that wasn’t the end. He appeared to His disciples, and gave them a simple message: “Follow Me.” It wasn’t a message that the 11 hadn’t heard before. For some of them, these were the words Jesus used to draw them into His elite group. They had followed Him […]

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The Upside-Down Kingdom

Just imagine opening this morning’s newspaper and reading the title, “{Your best friend} plans the murder of {your name.} Go ahead. Say it out loud. Let it sink in… what it must have been like for Jesus to turn the page of history and see the title, “Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus.” One of His […]

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More of Heaven

The strawberry heads fall one by one into the sink with a thump. I stare out the window in between slicing the red fruit to see the neighbor’s dog bounding across the grass on his way to who-knows-where. I feel strangely out of place… like maybe he has an advantage on me because he doesn’t […]

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My High Tower

I have always coveted tree houses. I wasn’t really the climbing type, but if I had gotten my hands on a rope ladder or some steps, I would’ve been in business. It’s probably good I didn’t have one, because I would’ve bleached and Cloroxed those boards and walls to death trying to get rid of […]

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