Book Reviews

Two things before you read this post: first, I don’t normally write about clothing, but the love of fashion is actually a pretty significant part of my personal story, so if this post catches you off guard, bare with me. Second, the images of me in this post are poor quality. I’m sorry. It is…

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Five Minute Friday

Every day can feel like the same thing, the day rolls over on itself and we go through the motions and I say the same things, and we fight the same fights and nurse the same wounds–it’s typical, ordinary. Sometimes a hidden resentment builds looking at all this surface stuff, and a longing for something…

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Growth

I’m so excited to share this post with you. My friend Nicole knows how to encourage the hearts of women. If you haven’t read her heart-words before, today will be a treat for you. She was gracious enough to share with you here today– (Thanks so much, Nicole!!) “Don’t worry,” my friend said casually, “this…

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Five Minute Friday

It’s Friday–iIt’s time to let our hair down a little and let loose a few pent up words. Around here, on Fridays, we write for just five brief minutes. That’s it. No more than that. Skip the red-pen editing, and let the words be as the are. Then, take that brave step and share them…

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Children

Yesterday was unpleasant.  Things were difficult the moment my toes tickled the carpet that morning, and I saw it coming then. The freight train of a struggling day. I knew as I headed down to make breakfast that I was not in a right frame of mind, and of course, as any Mom will tell…

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Community, Five Minute Friday

I’m here at Allume, where we just did a live Five Minute friday Write, here’s mine.   Standing in a room with 400 women and realizing that each one has a distinct message to share. Our stories are as varied as the autumn leaves flanking the trees outside and our voice for sharing these stories…

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Faith, Obedience, Sacrifice, Worship

It’s true that I am a morning person. But that doesn’t always mean waking up early is easy for me. Still, there’s a reason I sacrifice a little sleep every day– Come join me over at Kat’s place today, we’re talking about Why It’s Worth It To Loose A Little Sleep.  (<–Click this link to…

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Dreams, Grace, Trust, writing

I hadn’t planned on taking a blogging break right now. While so many others are gearing up for 31 days of non-stop posting, I am suddenly feeling the need to just step away a bit. I have a couple of prescheduled posts that will go up during the next couple of weeks, but otherwise, I…

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Five Minute Friday

It’s friday, that means it’s time to write for 5 minutes, no editing, hemming or hawing. Just free writing and then taking that brave step and clicking publish. Just a couple of rules, Lisa-Jo picks the prompt, and you have to visit the community and share some encouragement–you can do this! Lets go– Change Go–…

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