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Unexpected Blessings

photo source Over the years life has taken some unexpected twists and turns. And while the journey has been bumpy at times, there have been some unexpected blessings at the end of every twist, many of which have been chronicled here in this itty bitty corner of the web. Care to walk with me down […]

Booking It with Mandi Ehman, Kristen Welch, and Andrew Peterson

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Are you Booking It this year? Yesterday we discussed the “assigned” reading of the month, The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. Today we’re sharing all the reading we’ve done over the last month. I’m actually surprised at how much reading I did. I credit a lot of it to owning a Kindle. Not only does the Kindle […]

Booking It with The Pilgrim’s Progress

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This year we’re Booking It on LifeasMOM. It’s an online book club designed to get you off the computer, phone, and boob tube and into a book. Reading is an adventure! You learned this long ago. But, in our older years, it is tempting to forget. On the 10th of each month, we’re discussing an assigned […]

At-Home Date Night Tips

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In the weeks leading up to Father’s Day, I’m collaborating with a great group of bloggers to share ideas on how to “honor the man they call daddy.” Whether it’s your own husband, your dad, your brother, or another special man in your life who is a father, these ideas will be thought-provoking and encouraging. […]

How Could I Forget – Compassion

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Fifteen years ago FishPapa and I traveled to a little village called La Pradera in Honduras, outside the capital city of Tegucigalpa. Part of a team sent from our church, we were there to offer support to a local church there. We were not connected by denominational lines, but rather a heart to serve people, […]

Take a Deep Breath and Give Thanks

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Lately, I’ve been in a scattered season. Like the papers and stuff strewn about my desk, so are my thoughts. There’s so much to do. So little time. And I don’t want to waste a minute. It’s hard sometimes to find a beginning, let alone an end. Where do I start? Part of me wants […]

God & Scary Slides

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The look on her face says it all. The bottom is a long way down. I was waiting for her at the bottom. But, she was apprehensive, nonetheless. She made it down. And I caught her. God is like that, waiting for us at the bottom of the slide. The journey may be scary. It […]

Father’s Day Gifts that Show Love & Respect

Over the coming weeks I’m delving into a series on honoring the men we know as fathers. It could be your husband, your dad, your brother, or some other man who acts as a father in the lives of the people you love. And I’m not covering the topic alone. Mandi, JessieLeigh, Amy, and Tara […]