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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Dear sweet girl, Your birthday was yesterday, and we spent it doing life together. You don’t like me on the computer or my phone. I don’t blame you. So, I am writing you a day late. Daddy has you now. He started taking you and brother on Fridays so I could have a few hours […]

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Week 12: I am alive together with Christ and by grace I am saved. “But God being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with […]

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A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga is the first fiction book that I have read for my own pleasure in years. I read fiction to my children, but not so much for me. I know and love Emily’s heart, and she’s a friend. We went to Africa with World Help together, and were roommates while […]

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