Nothing to be Thankful For?

If I am completely honest, I have to tell you that negativity is something I have struggled with.  God used a long period of grief to teach me that gratitude is a key to freedom. Gratitude is the road to joy.  He used the grief to undo me. Being undone isn’t worth anything unless we’re […]

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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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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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Though Your Sins Be as Scarlet

The sun is setting on this March 31st.  This is the view outside my sun-room window. It is cold and the wind is calm. We’ve had a foot of this white stuff the past few days.  This is the first year I can remember not being able to have an outdoor egg hunt on Easter.  […]

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How to Develop a Working Budget

I recently shared how our family started tithing, and even more recently, how God enabled us to begin giving a portion of what is left every month (a total miracle). In order to be responsible with our finances, I learned to look at our monthly financial picture and devise a budget.  It is the only […]

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