The Overflow! where souls are filled and faith is spilled

I was “feasting” with God earlier this week in a rare quiet moment when one little word jumped off the page of the book in my hands and captured my attention. For some reason, that one simple word struck a chord with the mom in me and gave me a new perspective on this marvelous season we call […]

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Slumber Party Secrets

We’ve been planning Hannah’s sixth birthday party this weekend- developing a theme, pulling together gift bags and dreaming up a few activities that kindergarten girls would enjoy. Her party is six days away, but the birthday spirit has already infused our home with excitement. After all, when you’ve been waiting ALL YEAR for a birthday […]

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Sabbath Rest

I spent yesterday feeling shell-shocked. After enjoying an unusually quiet week with just one small child and my husband in Palm Springs, I scrambled to remember how in the world I used to fill the role of mom for five children.  By breakfast time on Saturday I felt scattered, frazzled and edgy.  While I had pictured fully […]

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Deep and Wide

  I’m sinking roots this week. I’m savoring long walks, soaking in scripture, taking time to finish my sentences and to ask questions. I’m even slowing down long enough to listen for the answers! I’ve been given a priceless gift. Thanks to my parents, I’m writing from a palm-tree flanked patio and admiring the sapphire […]

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Snowmen in the Pumpkin Patch

When I woke this morning, large, white, wet snowflakes were drifting from the sky and settling like a soft blanket on the grass outside my window.  The date on my calendar and the reality beyond the glass seemed incongruent at best and inconceivable at first. How could the blazing hues of orange that just set the trees ablaze with autumn beauty […]

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The Right Measuring Stick

I’m hiding out in the kids’ new play house at the moment; I’ve got my Bible, my laptop, my daughter’s purple beanbag, and plenty of tears. Ever since Grandpa delivered this sweet wooden haven, I’ve been joking with the girls that I’m so desperate for quiet these days that I just might claim their backyard […]

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Why I’m Thankful for Cool Whip (or why I don’t bake from scratch!)

We’ve got a neighborhood picnic this evening; a chance for the busy families in our small culdesac to extend relationship beyond a mailbox greeting. There will be plenty of food and a warm campfire for roasting over. And there will be all kinds of clever and beautiful dishes created by the empty-nesters that live on […]

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