Category Archives: spirit

2012: learn the unforced rhythms of grace

                Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with … Continue reading

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it’s my favorite time of year again.  the most wonderful time. advent.  the waiting. i’m loving this jesse tree celebration we’re going through as a family this year.  it’s blowing the dust off the waiting.  i love how Ann Voskamp … Continue reading

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new mercies

It’s often in these early-morning hours, when there’s light before the sun, that I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for my little family, my little life.  So in love with the minis God’s given us, supremely grateful for my husband, embracing this … Continue reading

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it’s st. patrick’s day.  the obligatory corned beef will be in the oven soon.  i’ve made soda bread every year, but i finally got honest with myself and admitted i don’t really like it.  think i will make this bread … Continue reading

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i am bursting with joy tonight!  before supper, Reese gave her life to Jesus.  all for love.  it was tender, intimate, and moving.  innocent.  sincere.  i don’t want to cheapen the gravity of her decision by announcing it to cyberspace; at … Continue reading

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curb your enthusiasm

Somewhere along the way I got it in my head that to really be valuable to the church, God and society, that I needed to do something spectacular ‘for the Lord’.  I really thought getting married to Michael would set … Continue reading

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this is my father’s world

The seasons are changing again.  Reese & I started kindergarten this week.  We are officially homeschoolers now – if you’re interesting in seeing what we’re up to, check it out here.  This week we’re studying creation, and as part of … Continue reading

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for his highest

okay, okay.  i admit – Oswald Chambers has been rocking my world lately.  i read him in high school, but it didn’t take.  maybe i didn’t have the eyes to see, or maybe i’m more desperate now.  i’m not sure.  … Continue reading

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Been trying to read along with My Utmost For His Highest lately.  This line from today’s reading caught me: “My goal is God Himself, not joy nor peace, nor even blessing, but Himself, my God.” Well that will cause a person to stop … Continue reading

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Been an emotionally rough week…four different friends/families have lost a family member since Saturday.  Each one is sad, but each day I hear of another, and it compounds.  I can feel the grief bearing down. I am so thankful that each loved … Continue reading

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