Discovery

I will not make my children be second-hand owners of their spiritual lives Itching and squirming in it-fitting hand-me-down values, Tripping over hems left long to conceal all things and restrict the feet from wandering, Suffocating under high collars drawn up to keep the throat and it’s expressions muffled in subservience masquerading as respect.

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The Mystery of God’s Love

Why God chose me is a mystery—inexplicable and unimaginable, really—but a truth I have known my whole life. Visions, dreams, and intense prayer experiences have all revealed God’s presence in my life and the depth of his love for me. Living with mystery—accepting it and embracing it—is the invitation God extends to me every day.…

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November: Battleground

For the month of November the women of Red Tent Living will be considering the theme “Battleground” (boundaries, small victories, evil, heartbreak). Join us by reading the essays or by hosting your own Red Tent Dinner and sharing stories with women gathered at your table.  

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Theme to Consider: Physicality

For the month of July the women of Red Tent Living are considering the theme “Physicality.” Join us by reading along or by hosting a Red Tent Dinner of your own to share stories around this theme with friends gathered at your table.

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Theme to Consider – Love

During the month of June the Red Tent Living will be considering the theme of Love(guard your heart, fatal attraction, love never fails). We encourage you to consider this theme with us, and also to host a table of women and engage the theme with a Red Tent Dinner.

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Estuary Moments: Necessary Stops on The Journey

In the summer of 2016 my family was lucky enough to spend a month in San Diego. As much as I love my desert home, I have also always loved the beach. So, for an incredibly good deal I found an adorable cottage 50 steps from the ocean that fit our little family perfectly. It felt…

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Bethany’s Thanksgiving Playlist 2018

Two boys banter back and forth at the breakfast bar, laughing. I lift my eyes from making lunches for a moment to realize how much they are enjoying one another. My oldest looks up at me with a genuine smile, “Mom, I’m so glad he’s here.” Slightly confused, I ask who he is referencing. “My…

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