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When God is Bigger in My Eyes

I can remember a time in my life where I felt surrounded by fears and worries and lived in what seemed to be a perpetual state of discouragement. Though I could recite many of God’s promises, often word-for-word from Scripture, in my heart they seemed to have lost their power. I was not wowed by the God who had turned water to wine, who made the lame walk, who opened the eyes of the blind.…

October 18, 2021
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First Things First (Productivity Series)

I’ve always had a reputation for getting things done, but I’m pretty sure this hasn’t always been a good thing. In fact, my husband used to joke that I was so good at organizing things, I could organize him and our family right into a neat little corner of the house. He was actually being quite kind to challenge my motivations for organization. In that season of my life, my own unchecked desires for order and control coupled with a tendency toward perfectionism may have gotten a lot of things done, but I don’t think they served my family, people around me, or the purposes of the Lord very well.

January 25, 2021
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Spiritual Disciplines Series: Simplicity

The definition of living the “simple life” has changed over time.

According to the Mirriam-Webster Dictionary, 1828 edition, it meant, “a manner of living in which a person does not own many things or use many modern machines and usually lives in the countryside.”

October 5, 2020
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The New Normal
 and its New Temptations

For most of my life, during most of my waking hours, my time has been consumed by the activities and needs of the moment: those things that were determined for me merely by my stage of life. 

When I was a student, I went to school and participated in school-related activities. As a new wife, I worked both in and outside the home and invested myself in helping to build a solid foundation in our marriage. Then came parenthood and years of caring for little ones, balancing the various roles and challenges that life as a family necessitated.

January 6, 2020
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Fighting for Hope in the Parenting Years

There is no challenge of faith quite like parenting. You take on the monumental responsibility of raising little people; caring for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs; and figuring out how to do that on top of everything else you already do.

September 16, 2019