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On My Nightstand

On My Nightstand

Finding time to read has become a little bit of a challenge lately, but I do have one book that I wanted to share with you that I have been enjoying! For my husband’s birthday back in May I purchased a book for him that he had wanted to read.  We are always on the lookout for good books on the home and Paul Chappell is a trusted author we know. He and his wife have raised all of their…

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Encouragement for Moms, pt. 3

Encouragement for Moms, pt. 3

As a mom there are times when I honestly feel like I’m just not sure if I am doing this parenting thing right! How do I raise my kids in Christ? What does that mean? How do I handle different parenting moments?  Discipline? There have been moments in my life when the reality that is parenting overwhelms me!  I want to do this SO right. but how do I do that? My third and final encouragement in this mini series…

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When The Miracle Hasn’t Come…. What Then?

When The Miracle Hasn’t Come…. What Then?

  Have you ever had something you have been praying about, pouring your heart out to God over, even pleading with God for a miracle?  You long to see God perform a miracle right before your eyes! My husband and I have had several different occasions where we pleaded with God for a miracle and He answered!  It was incredible to see God work in our lives!  There have also been other times when we have done the same thing,…

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When Life Hurts and the enemy is Bearing Down

When Life Hurts and the enemy is Bearing Down

It had been a long night that had accompanied an even longer day.  Sleep was evading me and I quietly slipped out of bed, found my favorite cozy pair of slippers, and silently tip-toed my way into our living room. Curling up in my familiar spot on our brown micro-suede couch I reached for my Bible. With puffy eyes I cracked open God’s Word, not really knowing even where to begin reading.  My heart was so broken.  I had a…

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Books On My Nightstand

Books On My Nightstand

As a younger ministry wife and mom I didn’t really seem to have time to read!  I had the desire, but the time seemed to slip away each day and I would fall into bed exhausted!  Anytime I picked up a book to read I would fall asleep!  I know many of you all can relate!  I was good to squeeze in my Bible reading for the day, know what I mean? However, two years ago I felt the urge…

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Failure or of Great Value?

Failure or of Great Value?

There I was, pushing my shopping cart and trying to hold it together.  My toddler was not interested in sitting in the cart, holding onto the cart, or even acting as if I was their mother!  Their desire to run around the store was overwhelming their very being and if I could just get the cart out of the way and get this toddler to the car life would be so much better. I could feel the stares as my toddler…

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Hello stranger!

Hello stranger!

Well goodness, it sure has been awhile hasn’t it? With the beginning of a new year I found myself having to step away from my writing ventures for awhile.  I am hoping to be back in full swing soon though! God is doing some great things and teaching me so much and I can’t wait to share some of it with you! See you soon!   Wendy

Three Truths for the Hurting Heart

Three Truths for the Hurting Heart

I dropped in the overstuffed chair in our living room of the home we were renting and with a heavy heart prayed, “Lord, teach me to glorify and praise you, even when it is difficult, help me to keep praising you.” Giving praise to God, the One who allows trials to take place in our lives, seems like it would go against our very being, doesn’t it?  I mean, God, the One who could change the situation we are in,…

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When our Hearts Hurt

When our Hearts Hurt

This past week I found myself briefly scrolling through social media and it seemed there was one glaring truth staring back at me from the glow of my screen. There are so many hurting people right now.  So many heavy burdens, life and death burdens, people are carrying with them each and every day. Mama’s weeping for the loss of their unborn babies, parents begging God to heal their gravely ill little ones, missionaries searching for answers to health problems…

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Two Calming Truths in the Chaos of Christmas

Two Calming Truths in the Chaos of Christmas

As we looked over our calendar for the month of December I was ready to crawl under the covers and hide.  Our to do list was a mile long and various events were scribbled across most of the days on our calendar, leading up to our favorite holiday, Christmas! It is such a magical time of year, isn’t it? The dazzling Christmas tree and twinkling lights that draw us in and beckon us to come and rest for awhile.  Yet,…

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