Author: Kristen Entwistle

Diving In

In high school, my alarm would go off at 4:00 am and I’d be jumping into the pool by 5:30 am.   I can’t tell you how happy my dad was when I finally got my driver’s license. I remember standing on the pool deck in my suit, cap and goggles, and dreading how cold the water was going to be.  Because it was never warm.  Never.  But I learned early on that it didn’t get any warmer if you just stood there, or if you gingerly dipped in one toe at a time.  And so eventually, I just dove...

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The Struggle In The Calling

This time of year, there are hundreds of graduation ceremonies all over the country.  From kindergarten to high school to college and beyond, we tell our graduates that they are ready to step out into the world and step into God’s calling on their lives. Calling is a word we throw around a lot in Christian circles.  We talk about seeking God’s calling on our lives and following God’s calling and embracing God’s calling.  And how when we follow that call, we will reap the rewards, we will see lives changed, and we will be used for God’s work. ...

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Beautiful In God’s Eyes

You know those women who grace the pages of the magazines, the covers of books, the stages of pageants?  I find myself comparing myself to them.  Maybe you do, too. Those women are gorgeous.  Beautiful.  Breathtaking.  Stunning.  Their bodies are perfect, their hair flawless, their smile dazzling, and their confidence undeniable. That’s certainly not what I see when I look into the mirror. In the mirror, I see bags under my eyes, frizzy hair, flabby arms and legs and stomach rolls.  I don’t see beautiful, breathtaking, stunning, or gorgeous.  I see the imperfections, the problems, the things the world...

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He Is Making All Things New

This month, we asked our bloggers to focus on the phrase He is making all things new.  As God normally does, He orchestrated this plan long before we knew what was in store for our ministry website and the timing of some changes. This month, we launch our brand new, face-lifted blog for Broken Beautiful Bold. And now we get to hear the words from our bloggers about how God is making all things new.  I invite you to read our stories this month and know that we write from the places where we are – the good, the...

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Your Horrible, Terrible No Good, Very Bad Day

  Remember that book you read as a kid? Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (by Judith Viorst). The little boy Alexander wakes up, and from the moment he opens his eyes, everything goes wrong. His chewing gum ends up in his hair, he trips on his skateboard and drops his sweater in a sink full of water. And that was all just before school! On the way to school, Alexander doesn’t get a window seat. His teacher tells him not to sing so loud and reprimands him for skipping a number when counting. His...

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