Remembering How to Dance

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Yesterday, as I was painting porch boards and longing to be done from the major construction projects for the summer, it dawned on me. For the last nine years I have had to focus most of my attention on working … Continued

The Waters Sent To Destroy

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I learn so much from my kids. Yesterday Salem (six years old) was flipping through a Bible storybook when he said, “I don’t like this story, mama. It’s very sad.” “What story?” I asked. He held the board book up high. … Continued

Out of the Ashes

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I struggle to begin this post without my eyes brimming with tears. Why? Because I’m in a much better place than I have been for nearly a year. God is healing my heart. The last year has taken more out … Continued

When Someone is Missing

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We didn’t take a family photo at Christmas time like we’ve done every year since we were married. It just felt too weird. I purposely have avoided any photo of all of our kids together because of the obvious; one … Continued

In the Middle of Something

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Each year, as a church, we start the year with prayer and fasting. We begin the year seeking God’s heart and vision for the upcoming days. There have been seasons of life that fasting has been something that I’ve been … Continued

Back to the Basics

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How is it mid-January? Me-oh-my! It feels like January just started. Over the last month I’ve been putting a whole lot of thought and prayer into what my goals are for this upcoming year. I’m a very goals-oriented person so … Continued

It’s Me!

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  We unwrapped each brightly colored ornament one by one. The peppermint candies that looked real enough to munch, the lollipops and the cupcakes…the fun gingerbread men with their iced on smiles. We took turns grabbing ornament after ornament and … Continued

Mama Tried

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I remember filling out a job application at JCPennies when I was seventeen. One of the questions on the application said, “Do you prefer to finish one task completely before moving on to the next task?” For some reason that … Continued

A New Name

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Salem’s had a ton of questions about Jesus and heaven for a while. We as adults have so many statements that we say in common “christianese” that make sense to us because we’ve been emmersed in this language for such … Continued

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