Have You Seen? {March 27, 2016}

Welcome to Have You Seen?  We’ll review last week and share other posts from around the web. Enjoy rest and renewal while you cozy up for some soul-food reading.

Happy Easter 

 Christ has risen. Christ has risen indeed!

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Last Week’s Theme: Remember

Bleeding for Dust Like Us by Elizabeth Trotter—”Glennon Melton has said that “Grace cannot be personal if it is not universal.” If grace is for me, then it’s for you. And if it’s for you, then it’s also for me. This is a truth about grace that I sometimes forget. Sometimes I need reminding of the personal, and sometimes I need reminding of the universal. Last month I needed reminding of both, and I found them both in the pages of an ageless children’s story. When you forget the Story, what helps you remember?

Who Touched Me? {Book Club} by Amy Young—”But if you’re found out, if you’re afraid that something is going to be found out about your family or your finances or any other number of things, there’s fear there. That, to me, is the root difference between being found and being found out. The root of one is relief, and the root of other is fear. Does that encourage you? God is in the business of helping us be found, not found out.”

Remember When by Emily Buikema—”I will learn to dream again. I’m perhaps even a little nervous and excited and afraid to say I’ve already started. That inkling of fear slingshots me again to Calvary, to a Savior, trembling over what waited next. But Jesus’ fear does not exist so that I might have a companion in my angst, but so that I would never have to fear again. It dies with him, and begs us to remember …”

A Reason to Remember by Caitlin Lieder—”The culture I live in is overwhelmingly secular, and my family is in constant danger of drowning in misunderstanding the true meaning of Easter. Eggs hang from trees outside, bunnies and chocolate overflow the store aisles, and the kids get two weeks off from school. But the resurrection, cross, and Jesus have no place in this culture’s holiday. Living cross-culturally forces me to step back and be extra intentional in how I teach my four young children. In how I will remember Easter.”

Remember Me {The Grove: Remember} by Patty Stallings—”When you break the bread and drink the wine, remember Me. Remember I became flesh and dwelt among you. I filled My lungs with Earth’s air. I watched the sun that I breathed into existence rise over mountains My fingers carved. My blistered soles walked the worn paths of man.”

From Around the Web

Have you ever wondered what Lauren Pinkston sounded like? Or to hear more about her life in SE Asia? Now you can! She was interviewed this week on a Moms Struggling Well.

Standing Up Crooked Together.

Five Resources for those in Reentry.

Do you ever get tired of saying, “I Do Not Know?”

Lessons I’ve Learned Living Overseas.

One for us all: The Metaphor in the Front Yard.

And Now for Next Week

The Theme is…

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When you saw the theme, what kind of “what-ifs” came to mind? Were they mostly positive, exciting what-ifs?

  • What if that person I really want to see gets to visit me?
  • What if that challenge I’ve been facing has a significant break through this week?
  • What if I’m given enough money to cover my child’s college tuition or my retirement?

OR, were they more along the lines of …

  • What if someone I love needs medical attention?
  • What if I don’t get married, carry this baby to term, or make it home before a loved one dies?
  • What if this situation never gets better?

This week we are going to come at this theme from several angles and then meet Thursday 6pm EST at The GroveWe look forward to seeing what God stirs in you this week.


  1. Elizabeth March 26, 2016

    I love the Lessons I’ve Learned from Living Overseas!!

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