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A TONGUE ON FIRE

How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. James 3:5-6 Look in the Mirror I begin my day by looking in the mirror. At first glance my reflection is blurry, out of focus. Lenses go in and sight is corrected. Thanks…

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WHEN IRONING IS HOLY WORK

She lifts the ironing board from the hooks on the back of the laundry room door. There’s just enough floor space between the laundry baskets and the litter box to set up her work station. The ironing board could use some WD-40 but the finger-nails-on-a-chalkboard-screeching-sound it makes as she opens it, is a welcome prelude…

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FOR WHEN YOU’RE TIRED OF BEING STRONG

Do not pray for an easier life, pray to be a stronger person. A poster with that quote hung in my kitchen 20 years ago. I was a young wife and mother of 3, working full-time, trying to be a strong person but secretly wishing for an easier life. Tired of Being Strong Fast forward…

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THE TROUBLE WITH OVERTHINKING AND WHAT TO DO INSTEAD

The human spirit is so weak that when it would look too curiously into the causes and reasons of God’s will it embarrasses and entangles itself in the meshes of a thousand difficulties, out of which it has much to do to deliver itself; it resembles smoke, for as smoke ascends it gets more subtle,…

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WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT MARRIAGE FROM A MARATHON

I didn’t know how hard marriage would be. It’s not that no one told me. It’s just that I thought ours would be different. In the Beginning We married in 1987 as I was finishing my junior year at Samford University. I was a full-time student, commuting 1.5 hours one way, and working a part-time…

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A Prayer for a Graduate

Our week has been full of celebrations as Maddie’s senior year comes to an end. All of these moments are bittersweet and mark the end of one season and the beginning of another. God has been our constant companion and guide every step of the way. As parents we trust Him with our lives and…

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For The Love of New Orleans {Food + Coffee}

You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. Paul Prudhomme We ate lots of good food on our recent trip to New Orleans and most of it did not require a fork or a spoon. Like most people who have a favorite city, we also have our favorite places to eat in our…

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For The Love Of New Orleans

I love New Orleans. The city many refer to as the Big Easy is known for her food, music, architecture, and much more. My love for New Orleans comes a surprise to many. In a way, I guess it came as a surprise to me, too. When we moved there in late summer of 1989,…

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