Our Home Birth Story with baby Melody

Our newest addition decided to make her arrival early.  Actually, she almost made my birthday… almost. After having a few babies, I’ve come to expect a few things with labor and delivery. Many weeks of Braxton Hicks and 5-7 hours of hard labor on ‘the’ day is what has been typical.  I’ve been accused of […]

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Not Perfect Yet

Do you ever notice God picking a theme for different seasons of your life?  Is there something specific that He is teaching you right now? He’s definitely working on teaching me something new, and it all started with a bedtime story… At night, my little people look forward to Bible time with me.  They ask […]

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Best.Gift.Ever

Today our church elders gave every member one of the best gifts ever. Seriously. A membership, though our church congregation, to a web site called RightNowMedia.org.  Have you heard of it?  I hadn’t until last week when we were told to be expecting an email invitation.  It’s like Netflix for Bible Study junkies.  That would […]

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Learning the Secret to Loving Others Well

Our pastor recently resigned.  It’s one of those happy/sad scenarios.  Because he and his family had such a tremendous relationship with the congregation, we are sad to say good-bye.  Yet, because God wants to do a new thing, we look forward with expectancy to what lay ahead.  For today, we welcome an interim pastor, and […]

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Rocks to Remember

“Mom, look!” my little Charis calls. She holds out her pudgy 2 year old hand to me, face upturned in the bright sun. “I found rocks!” she says. “Oh, you did!” I praise her, an uncontrollable smile pulling at the corners of my mouth.  She has proudly singled out and collected a special 5, and […]

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