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Backyard Blessing Bash

Prayer isn’t a skill…  Prayer is an art, and maybe more than that; it is a calling.-Patricia Raybon, I Told The Mountain to Move To add an exclamation point to our last day of summer, we hosted a backyard-blessing bash on Sunday afternoon.  Some of our favorite families gathered in the steamy ninety-degree heat to […]

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A Promise in the Trees

As I think about my own walk with Christ, I am amazed at the subtle thread of trees woven into my personal faith story. I remember stretching out under a big tree at my grandma’s house and talking to God as a little girl. I remember swinging alone on a tree swing as a teenager […]

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Praying for Passion

After yesterday’s post, I’m thinking about prayers; mine, in particular.  Not long ago another mom asked me, “What’s the most significant thing you pray as a mom?”  I thought about that for a while and immediately had dozens of prayer topics racing through my mind– prayers for my kids to grow in Christ-confidence and joy, prayers […]

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Answered Prayer

After a dozen years of motherhood, I’ve learned that the state of my contentedness is tied to the breadth of my expectations. As a new mom, I had great expectations for each day: I kept a running list of the tasks I wanted to accomplish, a mental inventory of what I thought my husband should […]

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The Mark of the Master

Years ago, I wrote a simple parable to capture what God was teaching me about cherishing the children He has given me.  May this story remind us to trust our Father’s heart. The Mark of the Master   A Parable for Parents By: Alicia Bruxvoort Once upon a time there lived a maker of dolls. Day in […]

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Seek First: When our Children Point to Heaven

For those of you who have just dropped by, I’m digging for treasure in God’s Word this month. Matthew 6:33 promises, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” I believe “all these things” includes the treasures I’m seeking in the diaper pail […]

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Delighting in the Design; Read Phil 4:8 As we follow the example of Jesus and strive to see our children through eternal eyes, we may need some practical tools to move us from exasperation to expectancy. Just as Jesse failed to spot his youngest son’s potential (remember I Samuel 16?), we too, can get stuck […]

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Seek First: Partnering with the Potter

For those of you who have just dropped by, I’m digging for treasure in God’s Word this month. Matthew 6:33 promises, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” I think that “all these things” includes the treasures I’m seeking in the diaper […]

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Seek First: Surrendering to the Potter

For those of you who have just dropped by, I’m digging for treasure in God’s Word this month. Matthew 6:33 promises, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” I think that “all these things” includes the treasures I’m seeking in the diaper […]

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A Mother’s Prayer

I wrote this prayer a decade ago as a mother of one.  It was the cry of my heart then and it remains so today. I long to be a mother whose humble life in the diaper pail points my children to Jesus.     A Mother’s Prayer       As the sun beckons […]

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