Refine Retreat, Thanksgiving

Laying Low

We just got home last evening from Refine {the retreat}. I want to thank you all SO MUCH for your prayers and encouragement in the months, weeks, days, hours and even minutes before we started. I am truly overwhelmed by the whole experience and don’t feel my words are adequate at this moment to really…

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Thanksgiving

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” G.K. Chesterton Wishing you and yours a most joyous and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday, rich with love, laughter, and charity and all the grace that comes from learning to give thanks in all circumstances. So then,…

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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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Giving Thanks, Growth, Obedience, Thanksgiving

All the things I pursue  Well, they stay for a season,  Then everything moves, Everything moves, oh My towers fall, But you aren’t leaving me ~Christa Wells, Everything Moves Sometimes I wonder if there isn’t a recipe I can follow to create this life of thanksgiving. I search cupboards and pantries for what it takes…

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Children, Family, Thanksgiving

I Prayed for a baby and got one. Practically as soon as I prayed it, he began to grow. I turned all ugly shades of green and swelled and struggled for nine very long months, countless meals churned and didn’t stay put. Eventually I labored but still, this one was a struggle. Plans changed and…

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