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Untold Glories

You can never tell to what untold glories a little humble path may lead if you follow far enough.”  ~ Lilias Trotter Nearly thirty years ago, my mom stumbled upon “a humble little path.”  Really, it was just a name, … Continue reading

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When God Seems “Mean”

“God is so mean,” Brennan pronounces as I hold him on the rocking-recliner in his bedroom. “Why?” I inquire.  A bit take-aback, to be honest.  I never know how to respond to these type of statements.  I realize my response … Continue reading

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God at Work in Little Lives

What do tic tacs, an older sister, a DVD, and a carton of eggs have in common?  They are all accomplices to one of the biggest decisions in each of my children’s lives. The decision to ask Jesus into their hearts. … Continue reading

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Taking in the Weather

I woke up the morning of the election only to discover that I didn’t know who I was going to vote for that day. This is a scary confession for me to make.  Scary because some people may have judgmental reactions to this.  … Continue reading

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The Best Cleaning Agent

A little over a year ago, I made a life-changing discovery:  the cleansing power of vinegar. I had heard from others that vinegar was an amazing cleaning agent.  I have friends who wash their windows and mirrors with vinegar.  I … Continue reading

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Prayers of Women

As a mom, I’m often struck by symbols, reminders, and lessons for myself.  For example, discipline situations with my children often remind me of my own behaviors and “slow learning” in the context of my relationship with God.  Or, the … Continue reading

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By the Grace of God

By the grace of God.  A phrase I tend to use quite a bit.  Or, at least, I use to.  Many times I say it flippantly, even if used about serious things:  “By the grace of God, we made it … Continue reading

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Cool, Awesome, Amazing, Talented

I smile as I look at the poster eight-year-old Kiersten has made on her own in the basement, and which I have now displayed proudly on “her” wall in our kitchen nook:  “All About Me!” it reads at the top.  … Continue reading

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I’m Something Special

From my mom’s book, Keep These Things ~ Ponder Them in Your Heart: Kimberly and I sit on the wicker sofa watching the Muppets on television.  Kermit the Frog sings, “It’s not easy being green.”  He goes on to reflect … Continue reading

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The Story of Sea Glass…The Story of Me

I love sea glass.  I love its beauty, I love the mystery of what it was, I love the journey of its becoming what it is, and I love what it symbolizes to me. Sea glass is a broken piece … Continue reading

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