Our Struggle Saw Joy

My Struggle Saw Joy: Talking About God

This post was written in the midst of my husband being unemployed for a year and a half, so that we could help take care of his grandparents. I stumbled upon it in my drafts folder and as I read over it, I am once again in awe of how God works. During the most...
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My Fast Against Laziness

My Fast Against Laziness

Occasionally I find myself in a rut of general laziness.  Do you ever get to that place?  As a homeschooling mom of four little ones I often tell myself that I deserve a much-needed break.  Sometimes I say to myself that I've earned this time to read for five hours a...
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The Wise Woman Builds Her Worth Upon the Rock

If you grew up in the church at all, or even if you didn’t, you have probably heard the song, “The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock.” The song is based on Jesus’ words right after he gives his famous Sermon on the Mount. In Matthew 7:24-27, he says this about...
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Why is Community Important?

Why is Community Important?

"This shouldn't be that difficult," I blubbered to my husband. We were newly married and DESPERATE to find a church home. We had visited several different churches in our area, trying to fit in anywhere and it was awful. Really awful. No one would talk to us. We...
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Praying James 2 (Part 2)

Praying James 2 - The Real  Faith Challenge In this second part of James 2, James is really challenging us to make our faith real.  Do we merely talk a good faith game or are we really walking the faith walk.  Faith has a certain swagger, sometimes even a physical...
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A Letter to My Toddler

A Letter to My Toddler

I love... the way your hair looks when you first wake up. Poking out, bed head, carelessly askew. how you yawn, bleary-eyed and sweet. It's contagious, did you know? Even to me. the way you eat. Somehow you're always hungry. Your excitement, your expressions, and ...

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A Refuge of Hope for the Struggling Soul

A Refuge of Hope for the Struggling Soul

To understand Him is to understand hope. To understand His gift of mercy is to understand His gift of grace. To understand our continued state of rescue is to understand our place of refuge.  Abide. Lately, nothing soothes my heart and mind more than the moments where...

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