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Eudora

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The Great Purge

With the end of the year for me always comes the ‘Great Purge’ – a time to get rid of unnecessary things in my life, or as Paul so eloquently puts it: ‘strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up‘ (Hebrews 12:1). Of course the first step to doing that was getting rid of unnecessary belongings. You know how Jesus tells the dude who comes to him asking about what to do to have eternal life to go sell all his belongings and give to the poor? The dude ended up sulking away because the thought of leaving everything he had acquired to follow Jesus was unimagineable. What Jesus was getting at in this passage in Matthew 19 was a heart issue that a lot of us have: we place more value in our belongings, what they say about us, and…

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Chronicles of Canaan

These last three weeks have been brutal to say the least. Let me explain: I am someone who cherishes her sanity. And my sanity is tied to my ability to have down and alone time. I am an extroverted introvert. My life and job are very outward facing, and to pour so much out to people, I require time alone to meditate and just exist in solitude. I need to be able to do things that calm me – cook, bake, do laundry, walk around my apartment looking toe up. I need to be able to dress up, go out and slay, then come home, put on pimple cream and curl up and just lie in bed awake doing nothing because I have no energy left. I need to be able to turn off and not have to feel like I’m offending anyone. These things keep me calm and level-headed. That…

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A Winning Fourth Quarter Strategy

I am not the biggest sports fanatic. Actually, let me not tell a lie. I haven’t the faintest clue how any sport is played aside from the objective of getting the ball across the line or into some net or the other. I merely attend sports events for decorative purposes. So let me put in this disclaimer now: This post was sponsored by the Holy Spirit with support from Google.  I have, however, been subjected to the torture of having to sit through game after game not really knowing what was going on the whole time. And as a result of that, I know enough to know that the fourth quarter strategy is crucial to the success of any team. In the 1987 Superbowl, the Cardinals won the game 31-28 over the Buccaneers despite trailing 28-3 heading into the fourth quarter. In the 2014 playoffs, the Chiefs had a 31-10…

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Letter: Your Blog!

Hi Eudora! I want to express how much I love your blog, your Instagram and your whole movement. It is so inspiring and I learn so much from you every time I read your posts on all your platforms. It is refreshing to read such authentic, genuine content from a Christian who is just out here trying to be slayed and saved lol. Please, please keep the posts coming. They really help me to look at things from a different perspective and to also understand certain aspects of our faith. I, too, am a saved babe (lol) who is trying to do life with Christ at the center by living out my purpose, through Him, each day. (Oh btw, the recent post on our purpose had me up at like 5am journaling and reflecting like crazy on my purpose! It was too good!) I am not at the finish line…

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Letter: God’s not dead, He’s not crazy either.

Sometimes when God tells us something, we think He’s crazy. I’ve had an absolutely crazy year and at the very beginning of 2016 when things seemed to be getting worse, I started getting panic attacks. I would wake up with my heart racing & I would cry and hyperventilate. One morning I was crying & hyperventilating so hard I thought there was no way I would make it to work. Then I heard a small voice say, “Call Eudora”. I shook my head & told myself “No, how can I call Eudora? I mean we’re friends but we’re not that close, I don’t think I’ve even called her before, besides it’s 7am what am I going to say when she answers?, What if she doesn’t answer, what do I tell her later?”. Every excuse came rushing to my head at once and I convinced myself not to make the phone…

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Be WHO you are WHERE you are

“What Am I On Earth For?” This question is  at the very core of our human existence. Why me? Why now? Why here? Why to this family and these circumstances? Basically, our whole lives, in one way or another, we try to find the answer to this  question of Purpose. Because as Christians, we don’t want to live any kind of lives – we want to live Purpose-driven ones. And to do that, we need to understand our unique Purpose. I used to think that my Purpose was a destination. A job. A place. A time. A partner. But now I  understand it a little better to know better. If the God who created the Heavens and the Earth said, “Before I shaped you in the womb,     I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day,     I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations—…

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This One Is For The Dreamers…

This picture of me jumping off of a ledge (the kind of thing you do on vacation these days) was taken this afternoon in Old San Juan after lunch at Cafe Puerto Rico. As I write this, I am sitting on my balcony, staring out at the beach and scrolling through work emails. How did I get here? Well, I’ll tell you. Around this time last year, I began to feel like it was time to leave my job. Trust me, I had wanted to leave long before, but I am a firm believer in the power of God’s timing, and I knew that when it was truly time to move, God would release me, and provide me with another opportunity. So the moment I felt His release, I began to pray. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do or really where (because I’m a bit of a jack of…

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Lessons From A Closet Christian

I remember the first day I became a Christian vaguely. I must have been 5 or 6 and when the preacher asked who wanted to give their life to Christ. I shot up without a second thought. It seemed like the appropriate thing to do at the time, because as far as I was concerned anyone who was willing to take the not-so–proverbial bullet for me deserved some sort of allegiance. Either that or my father nudged me and gave me a dirty look for remaining seated, but let’s stick with the former version of the story lol. Point is, I’ve been at this Christian thing for as long as I can remember. Or so I’d like to think. While there were periods of my life when I was younger and my faith was ‘on fleek’ and I was unashamed of my affiliation with Christ and the things of God, as I grew…

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