This past week, we had the privilege of hosting a missionary in our home. It was a joy to hear from her heart, full of prayers and experiences. She spoke of plans and dreams, and reminded us of our own, buried deep in our hearts, as well.
Over cups of chai
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Sometimes picking up a book means having to revisit your own story… a past you’ve packaged up; hurts and joys reappear with their lessons; and the tears fall again. This was my experience in reading Natasha’s book, Pain Redeemed. Her beautifully-crafted words transparently reveal her journey with an incredible message.
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Going through the journeys of pregnancies and childbirth have been transformative for me. Each time, it has been a refining, deepening season of faith and, most of all, surrender.
I have chosen to give God everything in my life (oh, yes, there are times when I am reminded of something I’ve selfishly held back,
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Post contributed by Calvin, in honor of Michele’s birthday and our 10th wedding anniversary this week.
As I was sitting in the dark, keeping drowsy children company as they fell asleep, some thoughts came to mind. They kept crossing each others’ paths, like acrobatic birds who swoop through the evening sky. I’ll
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The lower segment of the tree branches and ornaments are pretty much demolished by the baby (we’ve vacuumed up the trail of fallen needles almost daily!), the packages have been regularly rearranged and inspected by my preschooler, and my newly-six-year-old wants to just spill the beans and tell everyone what they’ll be receiving.
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My dear Gen girl,
Yes, I am writing your “special letter” tonight. It is fun to see that you are now old enough to remember the tradition, and to ask for your birthday letter this year! (Don’t worry sweetie, I haven’t forgotten.)
How quickly you are growing, my dear! You are reading books (and giggling
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Amid a chorus of memories, fragrant hand-picked lilies the color of sunrise, and the glow of sunshine, I drove across our valley on Monday. I stopped along the way to gather up dear daughters of our King; their decades of seasoned wisdom pouring forth with their words and prayers.
My daughter and I (along with the
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Post by Contributing Writer, Rachael
We read a book around our house that is one of my very favorites. It is called “Hooray for You”. It is a great explanation of how we are each created uniquely and includes this line:
“You-ness?” you ask. Quite hard to describe, it’s your style of being, your rhythm
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Doesn’t this just make your heart leap for joy, friends?
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1
“I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought
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This past week, I had the pleasure of attending a Christian homeschooling conference. With my baby snuggled in the Ergo baby carrier, I immersed myself for two days in the wealth of wonderful encouragement, inspiration, and biblical teaching (and the smell of new books!).
Here is a “sampler” collection of a few of my favorites:
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