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Why Waiting isn’t a New Fad

                                        I found this poem scribbled on a piece of scrap paper stuffed in an old Bible of mine today.  After yesterday’s post, it seemed like a sweet echo from the Lord.  And a humbling reminder […]

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The One Who Lives Up To His Name

  We began an Advent study on the names of Jesus tonight, and I was reminded once again of why I love my Savior.   The Word Made Flesh, the Son of David, the Lion of Judah; I adore Him.    The True Vine, the Bread of Life, the Rock; I delight in Him.    Mighty Counselor, Prince […]

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Family Faith and Fun Fridays: The Word that Changes Everything

The Word that Changes Everything   Before you said yes,  my house was full,  but my stomach was empty.   Before you said yes, my heart was soft  but listening to my mama cry at night was hard.   Before you said yes, my dreams were quiet but my worries were loud.    Before you said yes, I […]

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When He Invites us to Linger Near

    As Good Friday draws near, my soul cries out for time with my Savior.    His disciples may have had no idea what was going to happen after they shared that final Passover meal with Jesus, but I know exactly where this story is going.    I know what is still to come. The […]

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A Servant’s Prayer

  Lately, one of my girls’ favorite past times  is playing “servants.”    I believe this unique version of playing house was inspired by one of the Dear America books that Hannah just finished reading. Filled with excerpts from a young slave girl’s diary written during the civil war, this true story captured Hannah’s compassionate heart.   When Hannah convinces her siblings […]

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How God’s Love Story Always Ends

Years ago when our marriage was drowning beneath the weight of diapers and preschoolers, I planned a quiet Valentine’s evening with my husband. When the house grew quiet, we grabbed our coffee cups and a slice of cheesecake and took time to look back at our path of love. I’d filled a suitcase with “souvenirs” from our […]

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Happy Birthday, Rob!

Today I’m celebrating the birthday of the man I love. Twenty-eight years ago a green-eyed boy sat behind me in the fifth grade. It was his smile that first caught my eye.  And by God’s amazing grace, that smile still graces my days. Though this is a day for giving gifts to the birthday boy, […]

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Truth that Sticks

We finished reading through his Jesus Bible Storybook for the fourth time in today’s pre-dawn darkness.   When we reached the last page, he clapped. Then as we closed the cover of his Bible, Josh snuggled his warm head of tousled hair against my chest and sighed contentedly. “I love the Wurd.”    At summer’s […]

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The Mark of the Master, part 2

  Thanks for stopping back today to enjoy the end of the parable God long ago prompted me to write for parents. If you missed yesterday’s post, please take a moment to read part 1 of this little story.  I ‘m praying that God will speak tenderly to your mommy-heart through this simple story just […]

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The Clock of Childhood

I guess I’m not the only one “growing up” these days! This precious poem written by my eleven-year-old daughter is the perfect follow-up to yesterday’s birthday post. Her assignment was “to write a poem about growing up.” And according to her teacher, “You’ll know you’ve written a great poem if it makes your mom cry.” […]

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