The Overflow! where souls are filled and faith is spilled

Friday Family Faith and Fun: Remembering

For the word of God is alive and powerful.   It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. -Hebrews 4:12 Welcome back to my second  Family Faith and Fun Friday. It’s nearly Saturday, actually, but I haven’t forgotten you!  […]

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The May Day Challenge

The May Day Challenge is finished, and just in the nick of time!    If you’ll remember, on May first, I was inspired by the verse in Matthew that challenges us to be secret givers.  So, I gave each child a May Day basket filled with trinkets, candy, and a five dollar bill tucked into […]

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Family Faith and Fun Friday

 For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.  -Hebrews 4:12 I’m beginning a new feature called Family Faith and Fun Fridays. As the week winds down and I anticipate more […]

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The Thrill of Secret Giving

Happy May Day!    Today I drove the get-away car for my May Day basket delivery crew.  I parked in stranger’s driveways, hid the van behind bushes and spun out on gravel all in the name of “secret giving!”  I’m not sure where the May Day custom began, but the “give and run” tradition is […]

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Interrupted to Serve

He rises by lifting others..Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899) “Liberty” Saying “yes” INTERRUPTED our already busy day.  Saying “yes” meant adding one more thing to the weekend schedule. Saying “yes” meant giving up a piece of a perfectly gorgeous spring afternoon. We thought we were saying “yes” to being the givers, but in the end, we […]

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The Overflow! Different Gifts, Equal Importance

For those of you who have just dropped by, I’m digging for treasure in God’s Word this month. Matthew 6:33 promises, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” I believe “all these things” includes the treasures I’m seeking in the diaper pail […]

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The Overflow! The Potter and the Clay

After spending time this week pondering what God’s Word says about surrendering our children into His hands, let’s invite our children into the OVERFLOW of our growing faith. Try one of these simple activities as you teach your children that they are the clay and God is the Potter.   OVERFLOW # 2: The Potter […]

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Fourteen Days of Love

We’re on day twelve of our family’s latest celebration:  FOURTEEN DAYS OF LOVE. Thanks to my dear and creative friend Sherri, (check out her blog at http://pettiskirtsandmudpies.blogspot.com/ )I’ve finally found a way to stretch out one of my favorite holidays.  I’ve always bemoaned the fact that Valentine’s Day is just a brief blip on the calendar. After […]

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