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Family Faith and Fun Fridays: Hope for the Broken

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 marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. -Hebrews 4:12   Welcome to Family Faith and Fun Fridays! As the week winds down and I anticipate more family time over the weekend, I often […]

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Family Faith and Fun Fridays: Shining for Jesus

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 marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.   -Hebrews 4:12   Welcome to Family Faith and Fun Fridays! As the week winds down and I anticipate more family time over the weekend, I often […]

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Making Room…for the Word of God

Today I’m delighted to once again be participating in the Hearts at Home blog hop.  “Hearts at Home seeks to encourage, equip, and educate every mom in every season of motherhood using Christian values to strengthen families.” If you’re in search of a few new tips for organizing your life in the new year, be sure to […]

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Family Faith and Fun Fridays: Choosing A Theme Verse for the New Year

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 marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.   -Hebrews 4:12   Welcome to Family Faith and Fun Fridays! As the week winds down and I anticipate more family time over the weekend, I often […]

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Growing Roots in the New Year

Yesterday’s post brought to mind a prayer I penned a decade ago when I first began to sink  roots in the Word of God. I think my dream of welcoming the winds of Heaven this year will be deeply connected to my daily decision to spend time with Jesus.  Will I bury myself in the […]

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Tuesday’s Tips: Theme Verse for 2012

Welcome to Tuesday’s Tips,  a weekly IDEA SWAP for moms. I hope that when you drop by The Overflow on Tuesdays, you’ll find a gold-mine of encouragement and creative ideas excavated straight from the sticky trenches of parenthood.        Of course a SWAP wouldn’t be a true exchange without many voices. So, please consider chiming in the discussion and sharing your own great […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: The Jesse Tree

Welcome to Tuesday’s Tips,  a weekly IDEA SWAP for moms. I hope that when you drop by The Overflow on Tuesdays, you’ll find a gold-mine of encouragement and creative ideas excavated straight from the sticky trenches of parenthood.    Of course a SWAP wouldn’t be a true exchange without many voices. So, please consider chiming in the discussion and sharing your own great ideas.  If you’ve […]

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When Faith Requires Surrender

     The gospel of Luke begins with two divine birth announcements– one predicting the arrival of John the Baptist and the other promising the birth of the Messiah. Elizabeth and Mary, the unassuming mothers of these promised sons, were not merely tied by family relationship, but also by their eyebrow-raising pregnancies. Each woman– one […]

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When Hope is Tucked in Small Places

     “Do you want a chance to peek through God’s eyes for a moment?” I asked our befuddled children as their daddy stepped into his doctor role and oozed a cold clear gel onto my slightly protruding stomach. With a knowing smile, he flipped the switch on a machine that looked strangely like a […]

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Family Faith and Fun Fridays: Messy Make Overs (Why We Need God’s Word)

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 marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.   -Hebrews 4:12   Welcome to Family Faith and Fun Fridays! As the week winds down and I anticipate more family time over the weekend, I often […]

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