New Series Announcement: Truth in Love

Truth in Love New Series

  I have been blogging now for nearly 6 years. This series is born out of what I’m experiencing within my blogging community.  During these years of blogging, I have watched as Evangelical bloggers have splintered over their liberal and conservative views.  I have also watched as some have been quite brave and bold in their stance – to the point of being mean.  This has made the blogging world less friendly than you might know.  You might see pictures from our conferences where we are hugging and smiling and sharing platforms – uniting around the gospel – but there […]

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Connecting to Your Sisters in Christ

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I remember the first day we brought our first baby boy home –it was over ten years ago. To enter our house there were 4 steps to go up and as I stepped up onto the first step I fell completely flat on my face – my leg gave out. Luckily, my husband was carrying the baby. But I said to him – “something is wrong with my leg, it is numb and I can’t bear my weight on it”. It had been numb in the hospital for 2 days (I thought the epidural was still wearing off) but I […]

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Disagreements & Maturity in Marriage

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The first disagreement of our marriage came right after we made our vows…literally.  My husband and I had just lit our unity candle and all eyes were on us as the music played.  We could see our bridesmaids and groomsmen giggling…and we looked to see what was so funny – and there was our unity candle – snuffed out. Right before the Unity Candle went out! We have on video, me whispering – “should we relight it“?  Then my husband saying “no“…then me looking at him very longlingly as to be saying “pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease, can we relight it?” and his facial […]

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They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love

(This is a repost from the archives) I came across this Christmas poem about I Corinthians 13 – the Love Passage. For me, the week of Christmas can be the busiest week of my entire year. And though I am trying to make it special and meaningful for the family, I often feel like a failure when my patience is short or things don’t go as I envisioned. This poem reminds me of what really matters and what really lasts…Love. If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show […]

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I Am the Donkey

I am taking a break this week from our Proverbs 31 series to focus on the message of Easter. Next week I will return to this series. Word Filled Wednesday:I Corinthians 3:5-7 “What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe – as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So, neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who makes things grow.” As I reflected this past Sunday on John 12:13, Palm Sunday […]

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The Christmas Version of I Corinthians 13

I came across this Christmas poem about I Corinthians 13 – the Love Passage. For me, the week of Christmas can be the busiest week of my entire year. And though I am trying to make it special and meaningful for the family, I often feel like a failure when my patience is short or things don’t go as I envisioned. This poem reminds me of what really matters and what really lasts…Love. If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another […]

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I Was a Recipient…

I was a recipient…of a random act of kindness! Yesterday I was grocery shopping in Aldi with both kids. We were in the meat department and the children were buzzing around this poor woman like bees swarming a hive! I asked the children to please stand by the cart – so they did. The woman smiled and said “it’s okay, I have 3 of my own, I know how hard it is.” I apologized and said “well, you are here without them so you deserve a moment of silence and not my kids bothering you. Enjoy your moment.” We both […]

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