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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 a little while back that our son was … [continue]

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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Grace and Truth linkup

Grace & Truth linkup - join us!

Welcome back to another week of the Grace & Truth linkup.   Grace & Truth exists to point people to Jesus! We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each and every week. If you’re a blogger our hope is that you’ll use this space as a way to meet new friends within […]

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A Blogging Opportunity

Christian Bloggers Bootcamp {plus discount code!!}

Have you ever considered blogging? Here’s info on a class that I just took (plus a discount for you!) Maybe you have thought about blogging and are moving toward making a decision to get started? Maybe you are a blogger but you feel like you’re spinning your wheels and you don’t really know what to […]

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Dear Shame {a farewell letter}

Dear Shame - a farewell letter

Dear Shame, It’s been a little while since you last visited. I almost didn’t recognize you. The last time I saw you, we also ran into Fear, Inadequacy, Pain, Exhaustion, Stress and a few other friends of yours. I felt like I was trapped with all of you, and had no way out. You fooled me […]

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The Power of Words {Grace & Truth linkup}

Grace & Truth linkup - join us!

Welcome back to another week of the Grace & Truth linkup. This week’s featured post talks about our words. I’ve struggled through several circumstances with words this week, so I really wanted to share Laurie’s post with you. She shares, “Our words have either the power to destroy or build up our relationships….I want a loving […]

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Rest {Grace & Truth Linkup}

Grace & Truth linkup - join us!

This week, I’ve intentionally focused on getting some rest. My kids have been away with my parents, so I’ve had extra time to myself (and I did not use it for cleaning!), to rest, to sit quietly, to spend time with my husband, and to curl up with Jesus. So when I saw Jann’s post […]

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4 Ideas for when Communication is Difficult

4 Ideas for when Communication is Difficult in Marriage

I’ve often found myself at a point of wanting to share my feelings with my husband, but feeling afraid of his response. Communication can be difficult, just in the day to day matters of a home. Add heartfelt emotions to the mix and a conversation can get intense pretty quickly. Maybe he’ll want to fix the […]

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Power Couples {Grace & Truth Linkup}

Grace & Truth linkup - join us!

What comes to mind when I say “power couples”? Couples who both have a career or work that gives them worth and value within their community? Couples who are driven to succeed and seem to manage everything without any problem? There’s definitely something to that, but I love Deborah’s explanation: “They’ll tell you…things like, always […]

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Maggie’s Road to Redemption

Maggie's Road to Redemption - surviving a tragedy in marriage and continuing to move forward in faith

We sat in shock as Maggie shared the tragedy that had ripped her heart wide open. It was a story of the deceit, hidden secrets, a double life almost, that took place around her, and it all came crashing down with one powerful knock on the door. There was no more secrecy, no more hiding […]

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