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Month: November 2015

Creating A Purposeful Season of Thanks: Study 4

Creating A Purposeful Season of Thanks: Study 4

“Have you seen the news?” was the question that echoed through my phone as I was talking with my mother in-law.  Our family had been across town for the better part of the evening and the nightly news was the furthest thing from my mind! Once we hopped back in the car I pulled up the news on my phone and shock and devastation instantly washed over me. Bombings in Paris.  Shootings.  Attacks.  Innocent lives lost. Souls entering eternity! The…

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Out of the Mouth of Babes

Out of the Mouth of Babes

(Today’s guest post comes from my dear friend Emily, who is the adoring wife of her husband and Pastor, Matt.  They are from chilly, but beautiful Canada and have four children!  I know you will be both challenged and encouraged by her today! ) I have been a parent for just over 9 years now.  Before I had children, and even now, I love to read good biblically based books on parenting.  I suppose I enjoy it so much because…

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Creating A Purposeful Season of Thanks: Study 3

Creating A Purposeful Season of Thanks: Study 3

It was a Wednesday evening and my husband and I were getting ready for church.  We had just returned from our dreamy honeymoon a few days prior and we were beginning to settle into life together as man and wife. That’s when the phone rang. I checked the caller ID and when I saw it was my mom I picked up with a cheery, “Hey Mom!” Sniffles on the other end were all I could hear. “He’s gone, Wendy.  Your…

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Creating A Purposeful Season of Thanks: Study 2

Creating A Purposeful Season of Thanks: Study 2

“Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast…

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My Newly Released book, Made Only For Heaven

My Newly Released book, Made Only For Heaven

Ten years ago my brand new husband and I had just celebrated our five month anniversary when we discovered we were expecting our very first baby!  The moment the stick turned pink and we were instantly delighted!  Hopes and dreams for our coming baby filled our hearts to the brim and our excitement could hardly be contained!  Our very own baby! Fast forward a few weeks and I found myself at home recovering from emergency surgery and along with being…

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Creating A Purposeful Season of Thanks: Study One

Creating A Purposeful Season of Thanks: Study One

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4 It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  At least, that’s how the song goes! It is hard for me to even wrap my mind around the fact the holidays are upon us!  Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, can you believe it?  The year flew right on by! This is the time of year we tend to see our schedules really pick up and take on…

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