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The Benefit Of Being Small

I think it’s safe to say, I’m a “smaller” blogger. I don’t like that phrase very much because sometimes that word, small, can sound like “insignificant” and sometimes, I believe that’s what it really means. But today, when I say small, please know I am only referring to subscriber counts. Let’s not let that little…

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BibleDude

Christmas didn’t look quite like I’d expected. God wastes none of these moments and in the aftermath of a tremendous emotional struggle with one of my children, God brought light to my own heart on the issue of gratitude. His truth sears, and I immediately recognized the fires of refinement. I’ve spent a lot of time there lately. I know…

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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, Compassion, Sacrifice, The Church

Pssst, hey there. You know that crazy place we sometimes spend too much time pouring over, hoarding images, stockpiling ideas like there’s a shortage of genius coming?  Yeah, that place–Pinterest. What if we took a break from pinning the excess and pinned a few things that remind us not of what we want, but of…

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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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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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