Archive | March, 2015

betrayal, unfaithfulness, faithful, true, Jesus

How to Beat Betrayal Once and For All

We know betrayal. We know unfaithfulness. We have seen it with our own eyes. TV. Movies. Real-life. We’ve felt it like a heavy-weight-gut-punch-gasping-for-breath-and-wanting-to-die. We have been unfaithful. Words. Actions. Thoughts. How to Beat Betrayal . . . We are tempted to bend out ear to the Accuser who would have us believe that faithfulness doesn’t…

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A Family Photo Session

Y’all. I’ve taken thousands of pictures of my kids over the years. Mostly candid shots that include silly faces, mismatched clothes, and a dog. I love them all. The walls around our home hold these treasures that daily remind me of why I love this most fulfilling and exhausting job of being a mother. But…

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When Trials Come Do This

“And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.” Acts 20:22 I desire to live Spirit-filled and Spirit-led. But I must confess that I want to know—I live as if I must know—what will happen to me. I want to know the results, the outcome,…

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{Giveaway} Announcing the Winner!

I love a giveaway and I’m so excited to finally announce the winner of the heyemilythomas print! I wish each one of you {coffee addicts} could have one of these. You know . . . (yawn) . . . who you are. I fired up the Keurig. (excuse me while I take a sip) Boston…

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Questions, Parenting, Faith, Jesus is the Way

The Most Important Question Every Parent Must Answer

We love to go camping and ride four-wheelers. Our family has a special place we meet and ride the trails that wind for miles through hundreds of acres of forests. Once in while a driver will fall behind, miss a turn, and get separated from the group. This happened to my daughter and me several…

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When My Prayer Life Needs Help {My 5 Favorite Books }

Sometimes on the other side of tropical vacations, happy anniversaries and carefree Instagram photos I get blindsided by a meltdown. Yep. That was me a few days ago. It was a full blown ugly cry in the blue chair in the corner as my man sat with tissues and open ears. This post-28th-wedding-anniversary-pre-49th-birthday-pity-party was less…

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My Wedding Day Confession

As a little girl I didn’t dream of a fairy tale romance and wedding day. Rather, I imagined a life full of far away adventures discovering people and places yet to be known. I spent hours in the woods around my house building forts or sitting beside a tree just thinking. Even as a teenage…

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