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Is Your Soul in the “Abode of Silence”?

January 18, 2016
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Sometimes life throws us into the “abode of silence.” When unexplainable things happen, it can feel like you are all alone. As a grieving mom, I have come to accept these hours or days when losing Austin is simply too much to bear. There are days when my soul feels like this picture – dark, silent, alone … Read more

Life Changed by the Lottery?

January 10, 2016
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Did you play the lottery in this historic $900 million drawing? We sure did. It was fun to sit with my husband and pick some numbers to enter into the drawing. As we drew numbers between us, I was wondering how many times the Bible mentioned the casting of lots. I was struck by how this lottery craze … Read more

Who Listens to Tiny, Insignificant You?

July 25, 2015
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We were traveling through farm country when these huge windmills popped up on the horizon. As we drew closer, we realized that the windmills were HUGE! The windmills, along with the vast open fields rolling with corn, made me feel small. Very small. God also felt big. Very big ~ and a bit a far … Read more

Check Your Attitude At The Door?

July 15, 2015
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This is the scene that welcomes you when you enter my home … shoes, towels, flip flops, umbrellas.  It is a place to kick your shoes off as you arrive home, hang your towel from the beach, and get ready to relax at home.  Aaaahhh…home.  It may be messy, but it prepares your heart to … Read more

Can You See Him?

July 12, 2015
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This picture was taken when Devin and I packed an 18-month-old Ethan into our car and “ran away from home.” About 6 months after Austin died, we desperately needed time off work.  We ran away.  Literally. We had no idea where we were going.  We had no plans, no GPS system, no hotel reservations, no agenda.  We … Read more

Praying Sheep?

June 1, 2015
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“The best way to keep the enemy out is to keep Christ in.  The sheep need not be terrified by the wolf; they have but to keep close to the shepherd.  It is not the praying sheep Satan fears, but the presence of the shepherd.”  ~A.W. Tozer It is not the praying sheep that Satan … Read more

Are You “Not Quite Right”?

May 12, 2015
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The coffee bin in this picture is not quite right.  The lid that is supposed to keep our coffee air tight doesn’t quite get the job done.  Why don’t I buy a new one?  Because … before Austin died, he snuck this item into the grocery cart one day. When I asked him about it, … Read more

Another Reason to Change Your “Boss”

May 7, 2015
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So often I find myself at my computer looking like this woman…coffee in hand, boredom on my face, and really doing nothing productive at all.  I’m not even sure how it happens.  Sometimes, I just find myself scrolling through worthless information or meaningless content. What about you?  How much time do you waste scrolling through … Read more

3 Reasons to Change Your “Boss”

May 4, 2015
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Maybe your boss is like Steve Carell from “The Office” ~ funny, incompetent, easy to manipulate… Or maybe your boss is like Kevin Spacey in “House of Cards” ~ self-serving, corrupt, controlling… Or, maybe your boss a woman like Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada” ~ forceful, demanding, demeaning … Or maybe your boss is awesome … Read more

Are You a Dripping Faucet?

April 22, 2015
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Have you ever had this problem?  Have you ever had a sink that went … drip…drip…drip… So, you got the wrench and you tightened everything you could see to tighten on that sink.  But…drip…drip…drip… Arrgghhh!  A dripping faucet is so annoying ~ right?  How many of you have nagged your husband to PLEASE fix that … Read more