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FINALLY!

Yesterday we celebrated Hannah’s second-grade “Bible Ceremony” at church.  Our seven-year-old, along with countless others, received her very own Adventure Bible in a poignant ceremony that magnified the true treasure of God’s Word. For Hannah, the ordained moment was long overdue.   My third-born has been waiting for her own “REAL” Bible since the day […]

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FINALLY!

Yesterday we celebrated Hannah’s second-grade “Bible Ceremony” at church.  Our seven-year-old, along with countless others, received her very own Adventure Bible in a poignant ceremony that magnified the true treasure of God’s Word. For Hannah, the ordained moment was long overdue.   My third-born has been waiting for her own “REAL” Bible since the day […]

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Growing into Rachel

We stood on the front step this morning and waved until the school bus lumbered down the hill and blurred into a muted yellow smear. Then we curled up in the big leather chair and opened the Jesus Storybook Bible.There were once two sisters. The youngest sister was very beautiful and her name was Rachel. […]

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Got Milk?

On a sunny afternoon in June long before the sultry summer sun had turned glorious green to brittle brown, the little ones and I took a drive around the lake. We followed a dusty gravel road through emerald fields of beans and knee-high sprouts of corn until we reached the summit where the lake shimmered […]

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Family Faith and Fun Fridays: Seek First

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: The Vocabulary of Truth

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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Free to Fly

As we wrapped up a weekend of parades and picnics, fireworks and flags, I found myself thinking about butterflies.  It seemed like an odd thought at the end of a happy celebration framed in red, white and blue, yet I couldn’t shake the image…   Not long ago, my little ones caught a handful of […]

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Wednesday’s Jewels

I love it when I stumble upon words that quietly take up residence in my soul: a quote worth sharing, a question worth asking, a prayer worth repeating. I love it when another truth seeker’s reverent musings lift my thoughts above dirty diapers, dirty dishes and dirty laundry. I feel grateful when another seeker’s words chase me […]

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Water for the Thirsty

   Years ago a weary woman stumbled upon a remedy for her cracked soul. She wasn’t seeking solutions when she lugged her cumbersome pots to the local well. She had simply come for water again…  Hadn’t she just filled those jugs yesterday? And the day before that?  She was tired of seeing the bottom of […]

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Come to the Edge

I took my little ones to a local spot we call “the Cliffs” this morning. We hiked down a mud-sloshed trail until sunshine broke through the dense tree cover and beckoned us into the light. There, ancient shelves of rainbow-hued rock jutted bravely over deep blue waters.    Hannah’s eyes brightened at the majestic sight […]

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