Archive | September, 2015

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A Prayer for Parents Through Every Stage of the Journey

Parenting is hard work. It takes every ounce of physical and emotional energy I can muster and most days I come up short. I’m twenty-one years into this bittersweet parenting journey and once again I’m reminded that coming up short is the very place where His grace and mercy meet my deepest need. The day…

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A Divine Appointment

I eat cereal before I go to bed, sort laundry, mop old linoleum, teach Algebra I to my last student, and read lots of books. I run a few miles each week so I can eat cinnamon rolls, get my somewhat-crooked-teeth cleaned twice a year and take a picture of the sky almost every day….

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Meal Planning

Week’s Menu #3 ~ September 24-September 30

Does your family like leftovers? Mine sure does! Occasionally someone will even hide the leftovers in the back of the fridge. Raise your hand if you’re guilty. I love to feed my people well and I hate to waste food so Tuesday and Wednesday are the days I make certain that leftovers have been eaten…

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Meal Planning

Week’s Menu #2 ~ September 18 – 23

(If you missed my first Weekly Menu post and you’d like to know more about why and how I make a weekly menu click here.) If you’re just curious about what we’re eating this week, read on. If you’d like to print any of the recipes, just click the link. I’ve added a few details…

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Marriage Monday ~ Where We Talk About Our Sin

  Husbands and wives, responding to sin with sin is toxic to your marriage. Tweet this   The reason that marriage is so painful and yet wonderful is because it is a reflection of the gospel, which is painful and wonderful at once. The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves…

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Meal Planning

Week’s Menu #1: September 10-17

What’s for supper? I hear that question every single day and I’ll bet you do, too. I’m thankful to have a family that depends on me but when I’m unprepared I feel stressed and frustrated. I don’t have time or patience for daily trips to the store and too much take-out is a budget buster…

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Hearing God When Life Is Noisy

Any man who by repentance and a sincere return to God will break himself out of the mold in which he has been held, and will go to the Bible itself for his spiritual standards, will be delighted with what he finds there. –Tozer Hearing God I mentioned in Tuesday’s post that I’m reading The…

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The Pursuit of God

Thoughts on Self-Promotion and the Gospel

I’ve been reading “The Pursuit of God” by A.W. Tozer. He wrote it in 1948. On page 40 I run head-on into this: It is woven of the fine threads of the self-life, the hyphenated sins of the human spirit. They are not something we do, they are something we are , and therein lies…

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For When You Want Her To Fly

“I’ll make her fly,” I said. “I was made for this.” Then I thought, “I’ll teach her to fly.” “Five easy steps and she’ll be on her way.” Finally, I decided, “I’ll show her how to fly.” “Just watch me and you’ll know the way.” But she didn’t fly. How could she fly with no…

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