More Than An Idea

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People tell me routinely about things they’d love to step out and do; things they’d love to walk out or have. I probably couldn’t count the times someone has told me how much they’d love to live in and remodel … Continued

Your Mom Goes to College

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I’ve been joking with my oldest kids about this line from Napoleon Dynamite. Maybe I’ll get them shirts or something to celebrate. Back during the summer I became very aware of the conviction in my heart that it was time … Continued

The Beautiful Body of Christ

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I don’t know what people do without the church. I really don’t. Since I came to know Jesus, I have found such life, healing, community and hope through the beautiful Body of Christ. I can remember being a new believer … Continued

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

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