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You made it to the weekend!  High fives all around! S.A.C.R.E.D. Praying that you MAKE time to refresh your soul this weekend.  Did you notice I said make and not find?  If you don’t make it happen, then it won’t and you will roll into next week still weary from this week and the ones …

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JJ Heller and her husband Dave put out a video of a brand new song they had just written on New Year’s Day.  It went viral.  Check it out…. They sing… Let’s fight a good fight. Train our eyes to find the light.     and on they sing but I started wondering what a …

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  Over at the Tiny Twig, Hayley shares her monthly goals along with an update on the progress she made (or didn’t make) on the previous month’s goals.  I’m going to jump in here with her and let you in on what I’m working on…moving toward…hoping to accomplish.  Hayley calls these posts “Goals with Grace”. …

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Happy Friday or Saturday or whenever you may be reading this.  Before I get to the juicy stuff, I want to share 2 things with you: First…that picture of Owen.  It is so adorable it makes my heart hurt.  Where does the time go? Second…a couple of wishes for your weekend… praying you find the …

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The quote in the title is credited to Betty Smith and I find it delightful; smiles all around.  Words lining pages of books open doors we never could have dreamed of…bring us connection in ways we long for…leave us heaving with sobs or laughing out loud…living in lands that don’t exist…partially created by the author …

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The calendar page flips to a new year and the clatter reaches a fever pitch.  It’s all really much ado about nothing because in the end, nothing is exactly what happens.  You spend a few days or weeks with well intentioned fervor aimed at making your life everything you’ve ever wanted it to be.  THIS …

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Life without Ranch

I find ranch to be delightful.  It’s creamy (and we’ve established that I love creamy goodness..HERE), it has a tasty flavor and goes with a plethora of foods.  I’ve been enjoying ranch dip with my carrots this week and had homemade ranch on french fries this weekend.  Homemade ranch is the B.E.S.T.  I even started …

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The Lord will fight

I can trace it back to a worship tape in college…then a funeral…then another…this song that has captivated my heart and imagination for years.  The idea that my soul can be at peace and all can be well despite the circumstances at once beckons me and confounds me. The Bible speaks of it, Jesus preached …

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What I Learned in October

A favorite blogger/author of mine, Emily Freeman, has a monthly series titled “What I Learned”.  Each month she looks back on the previous month and lists a few things she found out that she hadn’t known before.  These little gems of knowledge can be serious, fun or both.  I love this for a few reasons: …

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The more time I spend with God…THE WORD…the more hungry I am to know him deeply and connect with Him through what I’m reading.  I long to understand the truth it reveals about my Creator, Savior, maker of my heart and soul.  The reality, however, is that many days while I read I’m simultaneously rehearsing …

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