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An Overheard Prayer

Reading someone else’s journal or diary is a definite no-no, right? I mean, it’s a glimpse into someone’s most intimate thoughts, unguarded and candid in a way we’d never feel comfortable expressing out loud. There’s this sense of vulnerability to the moment, in my opinion, that lends itself to a special kind of care and… Continue reading An Overheard Prayer

God's grace, Mom Devotionals

Emerging from the Fog on Mother’s Day

It's been quite the journey over the past two months, hasn't it? I sit here after a Mother's Day lunch with my family and think about the shifts and changes and hardships that have happened in my family, community, and the whole world.  I don't know what specific things you've struggled with - if your… Continue reading Emerging from the Fog on Mother’s Day

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Faith is…Putting Your Boots On

My family and I are big fans of The Chronicles of Narnia. The book series is a powerful set of stories with one bigger theme from the first book to the last, but there’s something extra-magical about The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. We are introduced to the Pevensies and Tumnus, the story of… Continue reading Faith is…Putting Your Boots On

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Your Days Are Numbered

Your days are numbered. Did you know that? As in: 1 45 16,782 Numbered. And not ONE of them is worthless or unimportant. Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to number our days so we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Whoa. So, how do we number our days? Well, the first few verses in that chapter… Continue reading Your Days Are Numbered

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God and “Ships” in Lego Batman

If you haven’t seen The Lego Batman Movie, it’s certainly a movie worth your time. It’s so funny and gives all sorts of nostalgic/clever hints back to Batman movies from days-gone-by. All of your Batman favorites come out to play – Joker, Harley Quinn, Alfred, Robin, Barbara Gordon and even Tom Cruise…. oh wait, he’s not… Continue reading God and “Ships” in Lego Batman

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The Things We Leave Behind

I think most people's lives are full of little secrets, don't you? I can't think of too many people who don't have a few - who are completely authentic. I started thinking about this when my grandmother passed away a few years ago. Over the months following her death, my mom and aunts cleaned through… Continue reading The Things We Leave Behind

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Resurrection Day – 2018

My oldest son has always been a picky eater. I remember this one time when he was about eight years old and we were all sitting around the table having spaghetti. He despises tomatoes and did not want to eat the tomato sauce but, knowing the family rule, he anticipated having to eat what was… Continue reading Resurrection Day – 2018

God's grace, Mom Devotionals

Kisses & Band-Aids

I’m determined to believe there is something magical about ‘Mommy kisses’ and ‘band-aids’. They are like small, daily miracles God gives moms to make the little traumas of life a bit easier to bear. It’s an amazing thing to watch a crying child with a ‘boo boo’ suddenly smile after one brief kiss to the… Continue reading Kisses & Band-Aids

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The Big Picture of God’s Story & Giveaway

In the beginning was… The story It’s true. If you start with Christian (or Jewish or Muslim) history, “Genesis” even means ‘an origin, creation, or beginning’. The Genesis of God’s story was creation. But we can really sum up the entire Bible into one sentence. What is the Bible about? God rescuing His people. A… Continue reading The Big Picture of God’s Story & Giveaway

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Knowing Who Loves You

I love it when God gives you one of those brief moments of clarity. Of what it really feels like to be loved. Sometimes, we have to go through our days reminding ourselves of God's truths in the Bible. Forcing our logic to overcome our feelings. But occasionally, we'll have those moments where what we… Continue reading Knowing Who Loves You