Putting Your Faith Where Your Mouth Is (Or Vice Versa)

The past few months have been pretty taxing on all of us: navigating life during a pandemic, a major election cycle with contentious campaigning on all fronts, social isolation and fear.  It just hasn’t been fun!  But God has been good and has brought some beauty from all these ashes.  I think we have remembered […]

Be A Seed Planter

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I have been at a loss for words recently, which is pretty unusual for me.  Our country, the world even, seems to be spinning out of control.  My heart and my head ache with feelings I can’t seem to express adequately.  Words seem inappropriate or insignificant, and yet, words can be powerful and effective, or […]

Whispers in the Waiting

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I have been hard pressed to find someone who has just thoroughly enjoyed quarantine. We have all been so accustomed to a busier lifestyle that this “waiting period” has been somewhat stressful. Sure, we have all enjoyed a momentary slow down, but I believe most of us are getting a little restless. I miss my […]

Looking For The Silver Lining

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It dawned on my last night that it has literally been years since I didn’t feel rushed. I have prayed for a long time for God to help me feel “un-rushed” but I really haven’t done anything to help myself. I just wanted Him to grant me that feeling of having a clear agenda without […]

Let Them Be Little

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A few weeks ago we went to Disney. It was the kids’ Christmas gift from us, and they were so excited! Ada Lynn, my normally tom-boyish 8 year old daughter, kept mentioning very casually that Disney had a place called Bippity-Boppity-Boutique where they dress you up as a princess and do your hair and makeup […]

Treasures of the Heart

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If y’all are like me, the holidays are often a whirlwind and by the time January gets here, you feel like you’ve been chewed up and spit out! I love the Christmas season, and I really try to keep the true meaning at the center, but it’s hard not to get caught up in the […]

A Simple Christmas

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I am having a hard time getting everything done this Christmas season. The tree is up, but there are no ornaments on it. The presents (for the most part) are purchased, but none are wrapped. Goods for baking lie on the kitchen counter waiting to be mixed and made into something yummy and sweet for […]

Gratitude: The Lost Love Language

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In this season of giving thanks, we are all hyperaware of the things for which we are thankful. But, in a silly conversation with my kids the other day, I realized how much we really take for granted. We were discussing the difference in humans from other mammals, and we started talking about opposable thumbs. […]

It’s Not Gonna Be Easy….

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I am not going to lie or pretend. I have been struggling lately. While most of the things I face every day are “good problems”, there are some seriously stressful and worrisome things in there as well. I have struggled with just carrying the weight of these things, but also with feeling guilty about struggling. […]

God Is So Good! Celebrating 2 Years…

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I cannot believe two years have passed so quickly!  They say time flies when you are having fun.  Well, I say time also flies when you are working your fanny off and having fun doing it!   About two and a half years ago, I got a diagnosis for a somewhat serious autoimmune liver disease.  It […]