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My Biggest Debt Paid

Jesus' Tomb

This morning my five year old son woke up with a plan to shop at Target. I don’t know where it came from. I hadn’t even mentioned the great sale on eggs that I planned to take advantage of. No, on his own accord, he was a man on a mission. There was a Playmobil […]

Your Expectations of You: Something’s Got to Give

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It would seem that sometimes we women are our own worst enemies. We set these goals and standards for ourselves that really no one else is imposing on us. Sometimes we think we should do something a certain way because someone else – a friend, a mom in playgroup, the pastor’s wife, the team mom […]

Take A Walk Down Memory Lane

France with Sarah

Sarah and me, France 1992 Today is Sarah’s birthday. We knew one another in college. We spent a year in France together as exchange students. Forever getting herself into hilarious situations, Sarah could make me laugh like no one else as she recounted her mishaps in a humorous, self-effacing way. She had a gift for […]

How to Survive a Shopping Trip with Children in Tow

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Last week I decided that we needed to get out of the house — all of us. Normally I go shopping by myself. But, it had been off and on raining, and I, personally, was suffering from cabin fever. Plus, I had quizzed everyone on the way to church one Sunday about all the clothes […]

Bookin’ It in 2010: The March Update

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Reading is a way to gain knowledge, to travel to distant times and places, to exercise your reason or your imagination. Reading moves us – to action or to tears. Reading is a means of growing and learning. In fact, reading is a way of life. Words matter and they are everywhere we turn. And […]

God Bless You!

Sunset

One afternoon last week we headed toward the beach for a little break from the everyday. Despite the fact that we live within a few miles of shore, we don’t have a “view” nor do we visit the ocean each day. But, we try to work it in at least once a week. We had […]

Finding Time to Read

Nufkin books and castle

Photo Source: Nufkin It’s one thing to say, “I want to read more this year.” It’s an entirely other thing to do it. Unless we are intentional in where we focus our eyes and our attention, time will pass away, and we miss a lot of good things, including good reads. At the same time, […]

Something That Made Us Smile

Maybe I’m weird, but I thought this was a cute video.