When I was four months pregnant with my third child, a young, single, childless woman said to my face, “I heard you were pregnant again. What are you thinking? Don’t you want to do something with your life?” She had clout — influence among the youth group — a group I was still very much […]

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I was lulled to sleep right along with you. I read headlines of children being beheaded, and I still have an appetite for fame. Fame–the condition of being known or talked about by many people. It is disgusting. I went to a blogging conference over the weekend, and that’s what I learned. The first night […]

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I remember the spring that God began to re-awaken my soul to the world He loves. God’s heart breaks for the world He loves, so He broke mine, too, in all the right yet hard ways. “How do I reach the world from home?” became my passion-filled prayer. Then, God required MY yes before He […]

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I have a blog plan, and every once and a while I need to give you a peek into it. You know, I took that long break from blogging, but I did not stop moving forward. Never stop moving forward. Even if forward only means pursuing God. I have sought God with fervor, resolved to go […]

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Sometimes we have to begin — again. I am always amazed when we think we are doing something because WE decided it was a good idea, then doubt creeps in. We wonder if we made a mistake. We wander into uncharted territory feeling lost. Then God shows up and says, “I am the one who […]

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“I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live…” Deuteronomy 30:19 We celebrated our eldest daughter turning twenty. When her birthday comes, when she comes to a life milestone, or when she turns her head at just the right moment, gratitude takes my […]

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When I first began blogging, I made a promise to God and to myself that I would not allow blogging to deplete from my relationship with God or my family. “You’re always on the computer and your phone,” are words I never want to hear from my kids. And when I ask myself, “What is […]

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