On My Corner of Bitter and Sweetness

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I finished the book last night and fell asleep longing for them to make it into a movie– Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Also swirling was– How much and how quickly each child in this house is growing. My bitter and sweet. On Thursday I met for breakfast-tea-turned-almost-dinner with two special friends. [Read More...]

Leaving Massah

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I’ve been in the Valley of Massah lately (Deuteronomy 6:16). Where I’ve tested the Lord by complaining and grumbling and not seeing– His goodness. Back to Exodus 17:7 Where the Israelites questioned– “Is the Lord among us or not?” Oh forgive me for doubting, for missing Your gifts. For missing Your fingerprints… On the details [Read More...]

How Do You Know If You Know Him?

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I checked out from writing over the summer because we were moving and… Well, there was just a lot of LIFE happening around here. But when I returned and actually checked my blog email, there were three different emails from readers who were wrestling with whether or not they are Christians and if they are saved. [Read More...]

Helping Your Family Memorize God’s Word

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  This summer may  be a bit different over here. I’m trying to spend as much time as I can… Living. Not online. I’ve been reading in three places the last week or so… Psalm 103–just because I need it. I really think it is my favorite Psalm.  I have it memorized.  But only if [Read More...]

A Study of Words (a Death & Life Reminder)

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  I am reading through James with our kiddos.  It has been just such a good reminder that our words have the power to usher in both– life and death.   Sharp venom pours out– From those lips that should guard knowledge. Witness of false discord– Give me a mouth that utters truth. In my [Read More...]

I Want a Kid Named Barnabas

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Drawn from the archives… On a day when we need a little 1 Thess. 5:11 to fill these walls. “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up…” I want a kid named Barnabas. You know… That son of encouragement. (Acts 4:36) But first I have to change my own name. And listen when I [Read More...]

How Would You Answer These 3 Important Questions?

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  Matt. 16:15 Mark 8:29 Luke 9:20 John 14:6 John 14:10 James 2:19 John 6:35 John 8:28 John 8:58   What other places in God’s Word do you find the answers to these questions? What is the difference between question #2 and question #3 ?     Don’t want to miss new posts? Please connect [Read More...]

Who or What Will You Chase? (and a Q & A with Jennie Allen)

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“Everyday we wake up and we chase something or we chase an invisible God.” – Jennie Allen, Chase I’m always a little scared to started reading something by Jennie Allen. Because it’s almost impossible to walk away– Unchanged. God has a way of using her words to clear through the haze and to help me [Read More...]

Dear I.R.S. Lady

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  Things have been pretty heavy around here lately. And taxes are due NEXT MONDAY!!! So in honor of filing our 2012 taxes, just wanted to share this one with you…   Dear I.R.S. Lady, 2:59 pm–I am already late to pick up our big kids, but still stop to get the mail. Bad choice. [Read More...]

Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart

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Yesterday we were in the bathroom and I was doing her hair. In puffs. For church.  She’s three. And we were in a hurry-late-hurry. And that’s always when big questions seem to surface. She asked: “Do you still love me even when I don’t obey?” (She’d just managed to spill a large glass of milk [Read More...]

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