Giving Thanks, Worship

  I’m pressing pause here for the month of June and have opened up my blog for some beautiful guest posts by a few very talented writers. Today’s post comes from my very own flesh and blood sister. Though she’s sometimes quiet with her words, she kindly offered these up for sharing in this space…

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Broken Body, Dreams, Faith, Giving Thanks, Grace, Growth, Struggle, Surrender

“Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.” Brennan Manning “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 When I tucked him into bed the other night and said “I love you” his immediate response was…

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Children, Family, Giving Thanks

Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. Genesis 2:3 In this busy season of raising little people, it’s easy to forget to come up for air. Yesterday, the earth seemed to spin slower, the clouds barely moved,…

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Giving Thanks, Hope

Winter tucks herself away, as spring uncurls her palms, the warmth of her fingers seizes me and I just can’t help but buy hanging plants for the porch. I do it every blessed year, despite the fact that no matter what I choose, they rarely last longer than a couple of months, at most. One…

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Children, Family, Giving Thanks, Motherhood, Thanksgiving

We live delightfully close to one of the most amazing Zoo’s in the country. By the time we get parked and through the gates the children, positively wound like springs, burst down the path with leaps of energy and laughter. The weather accommodates, or perhaps encourages our moods, with the brilliance of sunshine and cool…

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Children, Family, Giving Thanks, Motherhood

I’m standing there at the register, credit card in hand, juggling a wallet too stuffed with receipts to close properly, while my two year old grabs repeatedly for a box of candy bars perched precariously on the ledge. Swiping the card with one hand and shoving the shopping cart forward a few inches, I firmly…

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Giving Thanks, Thanksgiving, Trust

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.Hebrews 11:6 I woke the other morning just as the wings clipped a pole and sheered clean off of the plane I rode on. An unknown, yet…

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Giving Thanks, Grace

Let Joy Go Viral

The past three weeks have been an overwhelming swirl of stomach visus’s, clean-up, fevers and a laundry pile that threatens to bury me alive. My poor babies all fought the hard fight and struggled to regain health, though thankfully, after many prayers from you, from us, healing is coming. Our routine is all askew, we’ve…

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