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Month: January 2015

Encouragement for Wives

Encouragement for Wives

When you were a little girl what did you dream about when you got older?  Did you play dress up and pretend you were getting married?  Did you dream about being a mommy one day and practiced mothering your dolls (or younger siblings! 🙂 )?  Maybe you were more of a tomboy? Growing up, believe it or not, I was more of a tomboy!  I could hold my own climbing trees with my brothers and playing football in the street…

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How To Help A Mama Whose Baby Is Heaven

How To Help A Mama Whose Baby Is Heaven

On my calendar each year I write down the birthdays of our loved ones, little hearts are drawn where an anniversary is celebrated.  But on my calendar, there are 5 birthdays that many wouldn’t really count.   Five birthdays of members in our family that we don’t get to celebrate with yet.  They have gone ahead of us to Heaven and I can’t imagine the celebration they get to enjoy up there! With each loss the ache does not get…

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Come Unto Me!

Come Unto Me!

She entered the room, it was obvious her cigarette had just been put out before she walked in the door and she took a seat.  Quietly she listened as our devotional ended and prayer requests were shared. It was just a few of us ladies gathered together, “Does anyone have any more prayer requests?” Without hesitation, “I do” she whispered, as she tucked her hair behind her ear. The young woman that none of us knew, felt comfortable enough or…

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Opening Up

Opening Up

Can I share something with you openly?  Something that has been a bit hidden away in the secret corner of my heart?  This past year I slipped into a long period of near depression.  It began in the early summer and lasted to the beginning of fall. I was discouraged and feeling alone, like I didn’t matter to anyone.  If I dropped off the face of the earth would anyone even notice?  I know that openly admitting this I am…

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Thankful in the Chaos

Thankful in the Chaos

Today was, hm, well, it was quite the day!  It was full of chaos and all kinds of crazy!  Can I share with you just a smidgen of how it went?  You’ll laugh, I promise! Okay, so this afternoon I was organizing closets.  Ya, I’m in a total “organize everything in this house” kinda mood lately.  So I was organizing clothes in my sons room.  I heard my phone ring {which was out in the kitchen} so I stepped out…

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Mama, Tell Me A Story!

Mama, Tell Me A Story!

“Mom, can you help me find the book of Job?  I want to start reading it.” Asks my 7 year old.  “Later honey, we are in church and you need to listen to the message God has for us” was my reply, but I squeezed her tightly as my heart beamed with praise to God for her tender heart!  Her Sunday school class has begun to learn about Job and she was intrigued! As I puttered around the kitchen fixing…

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Jumping in with both feet

Jumping in with both feet

I’ve been reading a book, a book that has been changing my heart.  A book that has brought to light something I need to learn!  God’s Word is definitely a book that does this daily in my life, but God has been using another book as well.  A book about finding thanksgiving and joy in every day life! About a month and a half ago I began praying that God would help me to have a truly joyful spirit, every…

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If I Were to Write the Story

If I Were to Write the Story

As I read the words sprawled across each page of the book in front of me emotion, deep emotion grips my inner being.  Right to the core.  The sentence, “Just maybe….maybe you don’t want to change the story, because you don’t know what a different ending holds” {Found in the book 1000 Gifts} cuts deep into my soul. A sentence so short, but one full to the brim of truth. How many of us would love to re-write part of…

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