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Gentle Words {Grace & Truth linkup}

Gentle Words {Grace & Truth linkup}

Gentle words. It's such a pleasure to talk with someone who seems to exude gentleness - from the way they look, to the way they carry themselves, to the way they speak. Gentle words are something I struggle with. I tend to say what's on my mind, not often thinking about how it may impact someone … [continue]

Giving Up in Marriage: What You Really Lose

Giving Up - what you really lose and why you should keep on fighting

“I quit.” You’ve probably heard it, and you’ve likely even said it. So have I. None of us are alone in feeling frustrated and overwhelmed with life sometimes. Recently I shared about how so many people tend to give up on their marriage. For some, it’s a quick choice – it’s not convenient anymore, so […]

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This Parenting Game Could Change Your World

The Parenting Game That Could Change the World

This week I’m sharing a post whose idea (shared in the title) grabbed me; I was interested in reading about it. About halfway through, I thought, “This post is nice; I might share it this week. Sounds fun.” I stepped away from reading to help my kids with something. About 20 minutes later I came back, […]

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When Did it Become a Bad Thing to Fight For Your Marriage?

When did it become a bad thing to fight for your marriage?

We’ve probably all heard the latest news about yet another Christian man, a religious figure, who said and did all the right things in public while hiding a laundry list of wrong-doings. In this media-filled age, it’s hard to avoid the situations like Josh Duggar’s. I hope it broke your heart. I know it broke […]

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3 Ways to Strengthen Your Trust in God

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Trust in God

Trusting God – the concept is an easy one, particularly because He is God and has our best interest at heart. We aren’t promised a life of ease, though, so how do you trust God when those storms of life really start rolling in? The truth in my life seems to be that trusting God […]

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Homecoming

Homecoming - Grace & Truth linkup - join us!

I am always Mom first and foremost, and I imagine many of you feel the same way. My son has been away for almost a month at a music camp in New York state. We’ve traveled to visit him each weekend, and this is his final weekend there, which means that in just a few […]

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Repurposing Life {Grace & Truth}

Repurposing Life {Grace & Truth}

“It’s amazing how you can get so far from where you had planned, and yet find it was exactly where you needed to be.” This quote drew me in to Christi’s post this week, and she explains why it will attract you as well. As I read through her words – falling apart, repurposing, falling right […]

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Put to Flight {Grace & Truth}

Put to Flight {plus the Grace & Truth linkup}

I was drawn in by the image Charlene was describing. I’ve seen something similar before and it always fascinated me. I never quite drew the same conclusion that she did, though, and that’s what kept me reading. In her post, Put to Flight, Charlene gives us a very vivid mental image of protection, and setting […]

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The Day I Walked Away From My Son (and didn’t go back)

The Day I Walked Away From My Son (and didn't go back)

Yes, I did just that. I left my son sitting at a picnic table by himself, and then I drove away. Ok, let’s start at the end of this story, and then go back and fill in some blanks. This story has a happy ending, and no, I did not neglect my son. I shared […]

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But God {hope and encouragement}

But God - verses of hope - plus the Grace and Truth linkup for Christian bloggers

Welcome back to another week of the Grace & Truth linkup! The post I’m sharing this week caught me with one word – hope. That was my word for 2014, after some traumatic situations in my life. Debbie shared some verses about hope, many of which have become words that grab my heart and remind […]

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