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My friend Caris Adel is a gifted storyteller and I am so excited to share her words with you today for our series on From Grape Juice to Red Wine. I so relate to her journey of finding a God who is not contained to a book. Do you? Read the piece first and then…
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Church shopping at the wrong mall: A story of Easter Sundays. #FGJ2RW Part VII

I sometimes track my faith journey by Easter Sundays. Two Easters ago, my husband and I, as well as the growing baby inside me, were church shopping with an enthusiasm that would quickly wear off. It started out exciting. Google Maps showed hundreds of red dots when we searched the term “church”. Each red dot…
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Church shopping at the wrong mall: A story of Easter Sundays. #FGJ2RW Part VII

I sometimes track my faith journey by Easter Sundays. Two Easters ago, my husband and I, as well as the growing baby inside me, were church shopping with an enthusiasm that would quickly wear off. It started out exciting. Google Maps showed hundreds of red dots when we searched the term “church”. Each red dot…
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When Empty Crosses Aren’t Enough: From Grape Juice To Red Wine Part VI

When writer Natalie Trust agreed to do a guest post for “From Grape Juice to Red Wine“, I did a happy dance in my kitchen. Natalie is just one of those salt-of-the-earth storytellers: honest, gracious, funny and dead-on. I know you’ll enjoy her piece today. If you do, keep a look out for the memoir she’s…
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The Forbidden Fruit of Prayer: From Grape Juice to Red Wine Part IV

For this week’s “From Grape Juice to Red Wine” I bring you a piece by my new friend Amy Mitchell. Amy and I got to know each other at Faith & Culture Writers Conference earlier this month, and as soon as she opened her mouth, I knew I had an ally. I love how calm…
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The Forbidden Fruit of Prayer: From Grape Juice to Red Wine Part IV

For this week’s “From Grape Juice to Red Wine” I bring you a piece by my new friend Amy Mitchell. Amy and I got to know each other at Faith & Culture Writers Conference earlier this month, and as soon as she opened her mouth, I knew I had an ally. I love how calm…
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"I No Longer Believe out of Fear": From Grape Juice To Red Wine Part III

  Today, I’m happy to bring you a post by Kelly Cone of Our Cone Zone. Her family converted to The Orthodox Church after bouncing around in various evangelical circles for years. I find her thoughts fascinating and her story powerful. Enjoy! 1. Before Orthodox, what was your religious background? Both my husband Jesse and…
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"I No Longer Believe out of Fear": From Grape Juice To Red Wine Part III

  Today, I’m happy to bring you a post by Kelly Cone of Our Cone Zone. Her family converted to The Orthodox Church after bouncing around in various evangelical circles for years. I find her thoughts fascinating and her story powerful. Enjoy! 1. Before Orthodox, what was your religious background? Both my husband Jesse and…
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