He is What I Need (Abide Challenge #2)

Abide

Last Thursday I flew to Montana, without any notion of what God might do with my time away from home. It ended up being a precious time of friendship and learning and laughter and slowly savored meals. Of crisp air, bold mountains, blue skies and even double rainbows. God’s fingerprints covered the entire weekend. It was a God-gifted [Read More...]

Only One Life…

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Today my dad turns 65. And on Sunday our pastor read a poem by C.T. Studd that I want to share here as I pause for a moment to thank God for my dad. There are many reasons I respect and love him, but as my dad enters this new stage-phase of life, I am so thankful that I [Read More...]

Messy Beautiful Love

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    It’s celebration day for a special friend! Darlene Schacht, also known as Time Warp Wife, has been my friend for several years now…and she has encouraged me more times than I can keep track of. Her purpose in ministry is to encourage wives to put God first in their lives…God has created each one [Read More...]

“He shall write for himself a copy…” (The 30 Day Challenge)

The 30 day challenge

  Last week I wrote an article for The Better Mom website about the importance of reading and spending time in God’s Word daily and then today our pastor issued a 30 Day Challenge to our church family that I want to share with you… From our pastor– “Last Friday as I put down my [Read More...]

This hope is an anchor for my soul…

Anchor of my soul

I’m sharing over at The Better Mom today… I would love to have you join me over there for–  “Don’t Read This if You Haven’t” Don’t want to miss new posts? Please connect with us on email, facebook, twitter, pinterest or rss feed!

Talking With Your Children About the Persecution of Christians

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Are you a World Christian? Are you praying for Christians in Iraq, Syria, and throughout the world who are facing persecution? A few years ago, I wrote an article about ways to help our children become “World Christians” because when our children were very young Noel Piper’s words impacted my heart: “A world Christian sees beyond his [Read More...]

Ways to Help Your Child Build Friendships

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  This is me… Saying “hi”. Actually– it’s one of Colson’s recent Claymation clips, but I liked it. It’s summer and I’m knee deep in sand-filled-laundry, trying to reroof our house, lemonade stands, a broken AC, and packing-unpacking-lists. Trying to remember to collect the chicken eggs, water the garden, and trying not to think about [Read More...]

What I Want to Remember, but Sometimes Forget…

Remember Series

There are lessons I think I have learned. And then I forget them. Which is why I need those Jordan River Stones. To remind me of what God has done, What He’s already accomplished. And I also need reminding of what He has taught me over the years. So… Today is the start of a [Read More...]

When You Are Longing for Friendship…

Longing for Friendship

  They are a blur of hot pink and sequins, Releasing a high pitched shriek as they run to meet each other, as if yesterday was a decade ago. Linked arms and happy smiles and matching BFF necklaces, The two 6th grade girls wait in line for me to register them. I have been helping [Read More...]

Why It Matters Now…

Heaven

I like to think about Heaven. And talk about Heaven. But it wasn’t always that way for me. There was, and still is, debate and discussion over the particulars of Jesus’ return and so it just felt easier not to bring it up. I had misconceptions over what Heaven would be like, so to be [Read More...]

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