Enjoying the Everyday Life

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Since I began blogging in earnest a year and a half ago, I have been trying to do it the “right way.” I try to do all the “bloggy” things like have a social media “presence,” write fairly consistently, and have the active verb tagline. Sometimes it is a bit overwhelming. I just want to … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Where Hope Prevails

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I love historical fiction, I am a fan of When Calls the Heart on the Hallmark Channel, and I have read several books in the Canadian West series by Janette Oke. Therefore Where Hope Prevails, the third book in the Return to the Canadian West series, by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan piqued my … Read more…

When You Feel Like the Chair Guy: What Defines Success?

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Chapter Eight in Come With Me by Suzanne Eller focuses on Peter’s younger brother, Andrew. Andrew is the first to recognize Jesus as the Messiah and then it seems Andrew is shifted to the background. His brother Peter is promoted over him, and Andrew is moved to the bottom of the list. This story, along … Read more…

Following Where He Leads

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I like predictability. I am a planner and a list-maker. I am not a huge fan of change. Funny how life doesn’t really follow these ideals. And while the Lord is 100% solid and dependable, walking in faith does not follow a predictable plan either. I have had to restate my prayer of “Yes, Lord, … Read more…

Faith and Freedom

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“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love” (Gal. 5:13 NIV). Recently we celebrated America’s 240th birthday. The United States of America, a country like no other, is known for its traditions of freedom and liberty. … Read more…

Stepping Out In Faith

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Recently, we had a chance to visit the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is a beautiful place both aesthetically and spiritually. Spiritually, not because Billy Graham is a great evangelist, but because the purpose of the library is to spread the Gospel. At the library the Gospel is shared daily. Billy Graham … Read more…

Can We Really Make America Great Again?

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I struggled with the idea of posting this because while I love a good debate and meaningful conversation, that is not often found on the internet. Also, I did not want to fan the flames of divisiveness. However, I am truly struggling with how to vote this November, and as a Christian Conservative, I felt … Read more…

Five Inexpensive Ways to Practice Self-Care

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You grudgingly roll out of bed in the morning after smashing the snooze button two– okay, three or four—times. Your feet hit the floor, and you shuffle to the kitchen for coffee.  You groan at the thought of another day packed with things-to-do. Work, school, house cleaning, kids, practices, laundry, dinner. The long day after … Read more…

The Beauty of Books

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I love books! I always have. From the time I could put sounds together to make words, I have been a reader. I love a good fiction book that can take you to another place in the world or another place in time. I also love to read biographies and read about history. I love … Read more…

Authentic Lives, Authentic Faith

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“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42 NIV). The early church based their lives on four ideals: teaching, fellowship, breaking bread, and praying. Are our churches rooted in worship and fellowship today? Are our lives? Today people, especially women, seem to work … Read more…

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