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Why I Write This Blog

Have you ever felt discouraged as you do what you believe you're called to do? Maybe you don't feel appreciated as a mother of young (or old!) children. Maybe you never got that raise at your job. Maybe your evangelism efforts always seem to fail, or your classmates still scoff at you when you stand… Continue reading Why I Write This Blog

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Preach the Gospel toYourself

I really don't feel like blogging today. Don't ask me why. I don't really know why. I just--I just don't. Maybe because it's one of those days when I don't feel like a very good Christian. More than just one of those days--one of those weeks, months... years? You know how it goes. You feel… Continue reading Preach the Gospel toYourself

Holidays, Uncategorized

The Pumpkin Parable

Whether or not your family celebrates Halloween, chances are you've carved a pumpkin or two in your life. I have lots of fond memories of going to the pumpkin patch (or the grocery store) to pick out the perfect pumpkins. We always harvested the seeds and roasted them. As a little kid, I remember drawing… Continue reading The Pumpkin Parable

Christmas

Promises: Fulfilled and Awaited

I suppose everyone's tired of Christmas by now. Maybe no one wants to hear me ramble on about Christmas one more time. "Christmas is over," you're all saying. "Move on with your life." But this post isn't strictly about Christmas, so here goes. (Actually: I wrote this post on Christmas morning and never got around… Continue reading Promises: Fulfilled and Awaited

Christmas

God With Us

There are only nine days until Christmas. It is officially Christmas time! (Like, seriously... my sister's been counting down the days for literally three months. But still.) But just because it's Christmas time doesn't mean that our troubles will really go "miles away," like the song says. Some of us aren't feeling very merry this year.… Continue reading God With Us

Christmas

Too Busy— A Familiar Story

Christmas time is upon us, and, once again, we're filling our calendars. Already, my family has attended a Christmas concert, a piano recital, and two birthday parties. Not to mention, of course, various dentist and orthodontic  and hair cut appointments. Without a doubt, December is always a very busy time of year. Our family also happens to… Continue reading Too Busy— A Familiar Story