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Because He Speaks

She Speaks…She Writes…Because He Speaks to My Heart… Attending She Speaks 2017 with Proverbs 31 Ministries was an honor, an adventure, a gift, and a special time with my Jesus. It was an honor to join a community of women… Continue Reading →

Five Minute Friday: INSPIRE

I have been inspired to try something new. Five Minute Friday is a weekly blog linkup with a one word writing prompt. The challenge is to set a timer for five minutes, write on the topic, then stop. Stopping might… Continue Reading →

Savoring Summer

Something deep inside me wants to scream, “But I haven’t even had a break!“ This phrase has haunted me recently as I hear similar refrains from other moms. Summer has barely begun, and yet it is almost over. As July… Continue Reading →

Getting Back Up

My heart stopped as the horse fell. My daughter gracefully slid from the stirrups and rolled away. Thankfully, she was fine except for a bit of soreness. But how would she respond? Fear stood ready to rob her of her… Continue Reading →

Parenting In the Midst of Disappointment

I felt her disappointment the moment I read the e-mail subject line. Last year, my daughter was a finalist in a national competition. She memorized an extraordinary amount of material about history, math, science, language. She then recorded a narrative recitation about… Continue Reading →

My Song in the Night

My friend and I encountered conflict the other day. A fly on the wall would have thought the conflict was between us. But it wasn’t. We are on the same side. Even if the conversation sounded the opposite. Anger erupted. And it… Continue Reading →

10 Recommendations to Create Space for Jesus in Your Relationships

Your momentary decisions with your people can either invite Jesus in or squeeze Him out.  Are you creating space for Jesus in your relationships? Try one of the follow recommendations to invite Him in today. Surrender your rights No, people… Continue Reading →

10 Suggestions to Create Space for Jesus in your Schedule

Are you brave enough to admit the truth? Like the Bethlehem inn that was too full to receive Jesus, your schedule is often too full to allow Him space. Ouch. The truth hurts. Stop. No feelings of guilt! There is no… Continue Reading →

How to Foster a Restful Heart During Christmas

A restful heart during the Christmas season… Is it even possible for a mom? Tree to decorate. Decorations to hang. Presents to buy. Presents to wrap. Cookies to bake. Parties to attend. Cards to address. Advent book to read. Jesse… Continue Reading →

My Story: Near Death to Abundant Life

November 13, 2009 The day I received the unexpected gift of nearly dying. It’s a day I would never want to relive. Even more, I would never want my family to relive it. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything…. Continue Reading →

If I Don’t Wake Up Tomorrow…

Yesterday was such a lovely day. Blue skies. Gentle breeze. Hint of autumn.  Early time with my Jesus. Breakfast and morning devotions on the front porch. Slow-paced but amazingly productive. Homemade mini-pizzas for lunch. Reading lessons with my youngest on… Continue Reading →

6 Quick Strategies to Receive Rest

“My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14 God encouraged the Israelites with the promise that He would be with them and that He would give them rest. I am convinced that God’s greatest… Continue Reading →

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