Afraid of the Dark

We had been having bedtime struggles with Miss M. Lots of tears. Lots of getting up. Lots of “I want Daddy.” Long past bedtime. Like…this would go on for HOURS past bedtime. I wish I was kidding. For me…Lots of frustration. Lots of questioning. Lots of not knowing how to deal with it. We tried […] Read more »

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Learning: Contentment in My Role

Content in my role. Am I? {Are you?} I am participating in a Bible study with the women of my church based on the book Calm My Anxious Heartby Linda Dillow. {Let me take a slight commercial break and say that this is an excellent, easy to read, packed full of Truth book. Really a […] Read more »

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Why I Should Plant a Fruit Tree :: Thoughts on Neighborliness

It was so simple… The doorbell rang. With Little Miss on my arm, I peeked out the window and saw a lady I didn’t recognize. “At least it’s not the incessant tree trimmers!” I thought. They never give up. They ignore the “No Soliciting” signs. They knock. All.the.time. Those industrious tree trimmers. I opened the […] Read more »

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Faith Failings & Risings :: Am I Doing Enough?

I struggle. Do you? I wonder… Will my kids be okay? Will they turn out right? Will they love Jesus? Am I telling them enough of Christ? Am I teaching them enough of the Truth? Do we talk about it when we sit and when we rise and when we walk? Am I doing enough? […] Read more »

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In A Word – LOVE

A word for the year. I’m not sure if you feel this way, but I feel like my life goes in clumps – for lack of a better word. Seasons might be a better description. Seasons where the Lord is really honing in on something with me, and if I’m quiet, it seems to all […] Read more »

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Finding Rest

Our church elders put together a fantastic devotional that the church body has been studying. Yesterday this quote from St. Augustine really jumped off the page at me. Oh, Lord, help my heart to find rest in You and You alone. Read more »

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Grace {for myself}

Grace. Something I am learning to give to myself because Christ gave it to me. I’m a perfectionist. Did you know that? Now if you walk in the door of my home right now you will see dirty dishes and toys scattered and two bathrooms that need to be cleaned. So I’m not a total […] Read more »

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More on Giving Grace

In response to my post yesterday about all of us having hard things, a friend shared this video with me. And I simply have to share it with you. So poignant. So true. It made me cry. We all go through hard things. Grace, grace, grace… Enjoy… God’s Glasses from keephopealive on GodTube. Read more »

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We All Have Hard Things

You know…When I walked through the miscarriage back in January… There were days initially when I wanted the entire world to stop and grieve with me. That thing you hear about or read in books – about how people wonder how the birds can keep singing and life can keep going and the earth can […] Read more »

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Barbs

Barbs hurled that had no merit. Painful words flung. Insults. Rebuke {unfounded}. Bitterness spewed. Words that felt like slaps. Untruths zipped from the bow of the mouth like poisonous arrows, designed to pierce the heart. To be assaulted verbally “for my own good,” “because no one has told me,” “to make a woman out of […] Read more »

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