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Sisters, 80’s Hair, and the Desires of Your Heart

Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 I’ve had some trouble with that verse over the years. It’s a love-hate relationship with 15 words, really. So I want to tell you a story with a few pictures and more words that might explain how I’ve come to…

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When It Feels Like Everything Is Falling Apart

My daughter, Maddie, is a student at Leavell College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Recently, she called to share what she had written in her journal after a particularly difficult few days and weeks. I was greatly encouraged by her words and asked if I might share them here with you along with her photos…

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Make the Ordinary Come Alive

I love the sentiment expressed by William Martin in “The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents”. As I read it I couldn’t help think of the best advice I’ve ever received. Ancient Advice for Modern Parents “Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but…

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HAVE YOU LOST YOUR PERSPECTIVE?

This morning as I was reading Numbers 16 about Korah’s rebellion, I couldn’t help but realize how easy it is for us to lose our perspective when life feels hard and our circumstances aren’t quite what we’d hoped. The temptation to complain and grumble and blame others might be an old habit we’ve justified for…

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GUEST ROOM ON A BUDGET

Empty bedrooms.  For years there were more kids than bedrooms and then I blinked. I never thought I’d see the day I’d have a dedicated space for guests. But I’m thrilled to finally reveal how I pulled together a guest room on a budget. A New Season of Life A new season of life is…

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IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR PRAYER LIFE READ THIS!

Of all the spiritual disciplines, prayer is the one I struggle with the most. Each year I resolve to improve my prayer life but never feel satisfied with my progress. Last year, I got honest with myself and most importantly with God, about my desire to deepen my prayer life. I confessed my frustration to…

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DIY ROUND COFFEE TABLE

Sometimes a piece of furniture has served its original purpose and it begs for a makeover. Such was the case with a round table that Eric and I purchased many years ago at a second-hand store when we lived in Tennessee. Many family dinners have been enjoyed and birthdays celebrated around this simple round table….

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FOR WHEN YOU NEED HELP IN THE OVERWHELM

Overwhelm! It’s a thing, right? Which makes it a noun and an epic one when it’s coming at you like a freight train. We’re only a few days into 2018 and I’ve felt overwhelmed already. I’m not surprised. As a firstborn, Type A, overachiever with a side-order of scatterbrained creativity, I learned how to fight…

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AN EASY AND DELICIOUS OATMEAL COOKIE RECIPE

The weatherman had predicted the possibility of a light snow fall; but by sunrise we realized we’d passed the “light snowfall” mark. As road closings became more widespread and the snow continued to fall, we knew our big plans for the weekend might not pan out. I assessed the fridge and pantry and was relieved…

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