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The Write for Your Life shirts are back and better than ever — now available in short-sleeve, long-sleeve, and hoodies in an assortment of colors!


Write for Your Life shirts


We needed a reason to celebrate the end of Write 31 Days, right? Well, here you go!

Click each design to see all of the color options.

I’m wearing the charcoal hoodie right now, and it is SO warm and cozy. I adore it.

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This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is: NEED 

(And no, I didn’t pick the word because of how much you NEED a Write for Your Life shirt . . . I promise!) 😉




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Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO.


This morning I read a devotional by Paul Tripp that was related to the Apostle Paul’s comment in Scripture about only boasting in Christ. Pastor Tripp pointed out that apart from the cross, we have absolutely nothing to boast in.

His comment got me thinking about how utterly and completely dependent I am upon the Lord. Without Him and His grace, I wouldn’t even be here. I would have no breath. No sight. No voice.

I would have no food to eat, no way of earning money or caring for my family. I would be entirely helpless.

I often think about that song, “I need Thee, oh I need Thee . . . every hour, I need Thee.” It’s so true, isn’t it? And yet I often slip into this autopilot mode of pseudo-self-suffciency and pretend I have everything under control. All it takes is one stomach bug or one broken bone, and I’m laid low.

I rely on the final few chapters of Job when I need to be put back in my place. Passages like this one from Job 38:5-11 set me in awe:

“’Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
    Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
    Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set,
    or who laid its cornerstone—
while the morning stars sang together
    and all the angels shouted for joy?

“Who shut up the sea behind doors
    when it burst forth from the womb,
when I made the clouds its garment
    and wrapped it in thick darkness,
when I fixed limits for it
    and set its doors and bars in place,
when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
    here is where your proud waves halt’?”

Yes, Lord. You are all I need. 




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