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Faith and Family Fun Fridays: How Jesus Turns Rotten Hearts into Royal Ones!

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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Multitude Mondays: How A Daddy Makes Stones Dance

We spent the afternoon skipping stones.  Or trying to.The kids dirtied fingernails digging for the perfect skippers. They unearthed the flat ones buried deep beneath the grainy ground.They flung rocks by the dozens and squinted in the sun as they watched their tosses soar above the murky waves.  They threw overhand and underhand, side-armed and straight-on; experimented […]

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Multitude Mondays: How A Mother Births Abundant Life

The first time she gave me life she labored for forty-eight hours. She struggled and ached and prayed as the contractions rolled and swelled and she willed me to slip from her womb to her arms. When her prayers were finally answered, she beheld a wee wrinkled bundle of flesh and frailty.  It was the first time […]

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Family Faith and Fun Fridays: How to Get a Big Job Done

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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Real Princesses Wear P.L.U.M.

  My first daughter, Elizabeth was a self-declared princess.  From the moment she could walk and talk she made it clear that she was all about PINK. And the the more fluff  the better. Her closet was filled with ruffles and lace, tutus and tiaras. She didn’t own a pair of jeans because we couldn’t find […]

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What a Wife can Learn from a Pitcher of Lemonade

I was digging in an out-of-the-way cupboard for a gravy boat not long ago. I didn’t find it, of course.  It must have sailed away when I wasn’t looking. (Probably got tired of waiting for me to realize that I don’t have to serve my store-bought gravy out of a coffee cup when I’ve got […]

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Tuesdays Tips: Family Devotions for Lent

I‘m so glad you stopped by today for Tuesday’s Tips. I hope that as you peruse this weekly IDEA SWAP, you’ll find a gold-mine of encouragement and treasure trove of creative ideas excavated straight from the sticky trenches of parenthood.Of course a SWAP wouldn’t be a true exchange without many voices. So, please consider chiming in the discussion and sharing your own […]

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Family Faith and Fun Fridays: Bankrupt without Love

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: Hope for the Broken

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: Shining for Jesus

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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