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FAMILY FAITH AND FUN FRIDAYS: PRAYER BLING

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 […]

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Seat Belt for the Soul

    Our summer began with the dreaded task of shopping for a new vehicle. It was not a matter of choice, but a matter of crunch. One moment the kids and I had been chatting about school picnics and wheeling home in steady after-school traffic, and in the next moment, we were jolted to a […]

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Capturing Butterflies…And Beauty

Yesterday, after our visit to the cliffs, we lingered in a sunny field crowned with butterflies.  Armed with nets and tight-lipped determination, my kids dashed after the flitting beauties with hopes of catching a few new residents for our butterfly house.    They bounded through wild flowers and swiped madly at the sultry summer air.  […]

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A Mother’s Prayer

                  A Mother’s Prayer   As the sun beckons  A new day to start, Lord draw me near  To your loving heart. Grant me grace  So I might be A mother  Impacting eternity. May all I say And all I do Turn my child’s heart  Toward you. So […]

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Dancing with Jesus

As I was praying over my daughters’ dance with Jesus this past weekend, the Lord brought to mind a moment I hadn’t visited in years. Though writing can’t truly capture the awe-struck essence of the memory, I want to etch the scene in words as an offering to Him. . . Five years ago I […]

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The Rocking Chair Prayer

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A Little Holdin’

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The Fight

I barely recognized the woman in the mirror this morning. She looked battered from the night before- actually, from the past seven nights, but who’s counting? Grungy and grumpy, weary and weak, she looked as if she’s been living in a cave for a week. And if she’d been able to speak before her first cup of coffee […]

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If You Give A Boy A Stick

One of the blessings of Hawaii for me was getting re-acquainted with my “inner muse.” While writing is certainly a part of my “normal life,” the constant stream of inspiration that I enjoyed on our island retreat is rare in the midst of dirty diapers, dirty dishes and dirty clothes. I savored the gift of […]

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Waiting for Morning

I hear the pitter-patter of his sleepy feet before his voice wakes me. I don’t need to look at the clock on my bedside table. I know it reads 3 A.M. This is his waking time. His squinty eyes and slurred speech confirm that he’s not rested, but according to the odd rhythm of my three-year-old’s sleep pattern, daylight […]

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