What Kept Him There…

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An online friend reminded me of this today– “It wasn’t the nails that kept Jesus there.  Is was love.” ~The Jesus Storybook Bible And tomorrow we’ll rejoice and our hearts will leap because– “The angel asked them, ‘What are you doing here? This is a tomb and tombs are for dead people… Jesus isn’t dead [Read More...]

Lest We Forget…

lest we forget chuppies

  Today I’m over at The Better Mom sharing about one way that our family celebrates Memorial Day… “All I want to tell young people is that you’re not going to be anything in life unless you learn to commit to a goal. You have to reach deep within yourself to see if you are [Read More...]

At His Cross…(and sharing over at The Better Mom)

at the Cross

  Today I’m over at The Better Mom… Sharing about what the Cross means in my life. I’d love to have your join me for a few moments of reflection as we head into this Easter weekend. Love, Kara

“To You, From Me” (and sharing over at The Better Mom)

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  Today I’m over at The Better Mom… Sharing some favorite-fun-funny-family-memories– I promise it’ll be worth the trip. If you’re stopping by here, from reading over at The Better Mom– Thank you and welcome and… I am so thankful for each and every one of you who give up your time to read these words I write. [Read More...]

Possibilities…

Monarch caterpillar

  The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man [Read More...]

Where I’ve Been & Your Favorites for 2012 …

2012 Favorites

    “The secret to good writing, is good living in secret.” ~ Ann Voskamp I’ve been a little quiet over here the past few weeks, but it’s because life has been very, very full of a lot of– LIFE. I decided at the beginning of December that I needed a little Break. Rest. Pause. [Read More...]

Making the Case for Giving Gifts…

giving gifts

This is the first year they bought gifts with their own money. Unprompted. Our kiddos, Took their own meager stockpile and headed to the mall with my parents while my husband and I were gone this past weekend for our anniversary… And they bought a Christmas gift for me. And it pulled on the strands [Read More...]

Remembering Not to Forget…

Real Christmas Meaning

  Tonight, at dinner, Lydia asked to pray. She is three. This was her prayer: “Dear Jesus…I hope you enjoy your Christmas party.” Me too. But how easily I forget. How quickly I get sidetracked by the broken bulb on the light strand and the number of air mattresses we may or may not need. [Read More...]

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

Scary pumpkins

  Should Christians even participate in Halloween? My husband and I are in agreement when it comes to this topic.  But, I’m not going to tell you what our family does when it comes to Halloween (though you can probably guess where our convictions fall just by glancing through old photos from past Octobers). I’m [Read More...]

To Die, and Leave Our Children Free…

Peter Jones Knapp –  The only Civil War veteran buried in Willamette National Cemetery… (from Vicksburg in 1863 to Oregon in 2012). Spirit, that made those heroes dare To die, and leave their children free, Bid Time and Nature gently spare The shaft we raise to them and thee. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson The life of Lt. [Read More...]

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