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fight back with joy; overthinking


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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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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I’m Going to Africa with Fear and Great Joy

Sometimes God plants a seed in our heart that takes years to grow. He is the Master Gardener sowing, fertilizing, watering, and harvesting when and where he chooses. The results of His work are always extraordinary. I’ve been vividly reminded of this truth lately and I want to share with you what I’ve learned about…

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Happy Birthday, Maddie!

We’re in our favorite city for spring break celebrating her upcoming graduation and today’s her birthday! Isn’t she lovely?! We love you, Madeline Grace. Happy, happy 18th Birthday!  

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