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A Winner & A Podcast

So fun!  I would have been so thrilled to send a Bible study workbook to any of you who commented on the last post, because each of you are really precious to me. Really. I truly love connecting with you here, and sharing life’s battles and our common faith. But, Sara Evans was the winner,… Read More A Winner & A Podcast

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New England Summer Lovin’

We didn’t plan specifically for this, but a classic New England summer has been in full swing lately. Kinda hard not to call it classic when it kicks off with a trip to Fenway Park on a PERFECT June evening. We were offered two Red Sox tickets by an unnamed source (whose name begins with… Read More New England Summer Lovin’

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Bloom Where You Are Planted/Exiled: Part 3

The following July when Kayla turned one (the sun came out, the morning sickness ended, and I found a wonderful OB/GYN and hospital), I looked around my dining room table at the people I’d been able to gather to celebrate her birthday and watch her eat her first cake ~ a teapot cake I’d carefully… Read More Bloom Where You Are Planted/Exiled: Part 3

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Bloom Where You Are Planted/Exiled: Part 1

I do not have a green thumb.  I really wish I did. I am in love with the idea of gardening, but seem to lack the knack. Actually, I think I fear gardening. The perfectionist in me often resists the notion entirely because I fear that (from experience with a couple of house plants) it… Read More Bloom Where You Are Planted/Exiled: Part 1

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Summer So Far

It’s 2:30 on a Monday and I planned to have all of this posted mid-morning. Have you guys noticed that life has a lot of interruptions? A hospital visit was not on my long to-do list this morning, but that’s where I spent a good portion of the time. If you think of it, pray… Read More Summer So Far

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Some People

And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt. Luke 18:9 The italics are mine, and I am “some people.” self-righteous: convinced of one’s own righteousness especially in contrast with the actions and beliefs of others : narrow-mindedly moralistic. contempt: the feeling… Read More Some People

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Potty Training, Prayer Training

It’s probably a big parenting no-no these days (pretty sure I did all the current no-no’s), but way back in the 90’s I used to give my kiddos M&M’s as a potty training incentive. Actually, we started out with stickers. Sit on the potty, get a sticker.  It was all very exciting. We kept a… Read More Potty Training, Prayer Training

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New Year, New Mercies (and a tiny follow-up)

We sang the song regularly at our weekly Cru gatherings. The University of Texas circa 1990. (We called it Campus Crusade for Christ back then.) Sometimes there were two or three hundred of us singing this… The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every… Read More New Year, New Mercies (and a tiny follow-up)

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March On, Sister

“Oh my soul, march on with strength.”  (Judges 5:21) That’s what Deborah said. It was her victory march, her conquering song. She led a march against oppression – the oppression of God’s people. She marched alongside a reluctant man. She gave praise to God. She attributed the victory to Him “Hear, O Kings! Give ear,… Read More March On, Sister

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A Trip, A Tea Party, & 3 Winners!

Macy’s on 34th John Piper’s Advent reading plan on the Bible App has been giving me a lot to think about and be challenged by lately. Here’s part of what day 22 said: “You can read every fairy tale that was ever written, every mystery thriller, every ghost story, and you will never find anything… Read More A Trip, A Tea Party, & 3 Winners!