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(I’ve moved over to beta blogger and it rejected my template and sidebar…but we are working to get “dressed” again. Forgive our present attire ~weaksmile~ I am still one of…

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From the e-bag: Love…It would be Enough.

Greater love hath no man than he lay down his life for a friend. A note found in my inbox…. For the first time I fully accepted—If I were born…

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Walking for Water

As we participate in 30 Days of Nothing….The children walked for their water today. Down through the fields, across in front of the woods, over to where the creek trickles…

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Teach us, O LORD

Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Ps. 86:11 Father, it is our…

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Big things but Starved

“In the backwoods with her bare feet and broken speech, Nell lived a small life, knowing only small things. She knew nothing of stock prices or cellular phones, nothing of…

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Embarking: Expose, Express, Exemplify

It is September, and behold, all things are new. We crease back virgin notebooks, pristine pages of whiteness awaiting new tracks. Bouquets of sharpened pencils bloom in anticipation of ideas…

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So in an effort to save money….

and in preparation for the 30 Days of Nothing,I didn’t order the book Money, Possessions and Eternity,since, in the spirit of wise Christian stewardship,it was rather expensive…but instead ferreted outThe…

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Poetic Parenting: Abba’s Example

Laura of Here and Now offered these thoughts on the earlier posting of Poetic Parenting: “1. Connect… then direct2. Love, what did I say? And will you obey?3. By what…

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This Good Work

“Work is a blessing. God has so arranged the world that work is necessary, and He gives us hands and strength to do it. The enjoyment of leisure would be…

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Fear

I have known fear. Not the flashing terror that darts out, throws its icy cold hands around your throat and shakes the living daylights out of you. No, rather, the…

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Poetic Parenting

Notes to self: Connect…then direct. Instruction can only thrive in the soil of relationship. Before offering instruction, touch the child gently. Frame all instructions in the context of a loving,…

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Gone Fishing

“Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow… as if I had given vent to the stream at the lower end and consequently new…

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Lay not up for yourselves: 30 Days of Nothing

This clip changed my life… it may change yours too.Two minutes to watch– a lifetime to live differently.Just click: One Life Experience From a book on my bedstand, Rich Christians…

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Today’s Mothering Prayer

Praying Ephesians 1:15-19 (NLT) for our children.Lord, grant our children a strong faith in You, Lord Jesus, and a love, Your love, for God’s people everywhere. Oh, I thank You…