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...]

October 30, 2013

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  Celebrating– Double-digits. And our first teenager. Returning from– A fun weekend in Seattle with family celebrating Grandma, Grandpa, Eliana, Cavan, and Laura birthdays–   swimming, airplane museum, movies, swimming, Rainforest café, and more swimming… Reading– Crazy Busy– Kevin DeYoung The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness– Tim Keller The Golden Goblet– Eloise McGraw   Listening to– The Gettys [Read More...]

Things We Sometimes Forget to Say…

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Yesterday our Colson turned 11. And for some reason that seems a lot older to me than 10 did. Each year I try to write a birthday post for each kiddo because I don’t scrapbook much (I “do” the box-in-a-closet-method). And these posts have become a way of recording memories. Also because… Sometimes it’s important [Read More...]

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

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  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...]

10 Ways to Grow a Friendship (for Becky)

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  Tears drip off my chin, landing on the key board. This post is for my friend Becky. Who is moving far away tomorrow. And she gave me this old man smoking a pipe for my birthday. Probably my favorite gift because it represents years of friendship. A record of– Birthdays and marriages. Babies and [Read More...]

Where I’ve Been & Your Favorites for 2012 …

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    “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...]

What I Actually Believe About God…

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  I’ve been surprised– About what I actually believe about God. I believe: –That I need to clean up my act before I come to God. –That it’s important to add to Jesus’ work on the cross by doing good things. –That if I feel guilty enough God will forgive me. –That I should question [Read More...]

When A Mama’s Heart Sings…

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I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. ~3 John 1:4 On a day when a I catch a glimpse of Him– In our son’s life. And I couldn’t ask for anything more… Please join me over at The Better Mom where this mama’s heart is singing…     Don’t want to [Read More...]

You Won’t Like This Post When You See It…

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And I know you won’t. You will cringe when you see this post. But we’re celebrating your birthday this week and it’s more about Him than it is about you. It’s about Him in You. Because you are Matthew 5:16 to me. You shine your light and it brings glory to Him. And you do [Read More...]

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