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What Does Your Fight Look Like…This Year?

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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January’s “Intended Wing”

  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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“The world was hers for the reading.” Yes, please.

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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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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Receiving God’s Peace – We Could All Use that on a Monday

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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It’s Yours for the Taking

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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Fortologie – Day 20: Fearful at 40? 3 Ways to Fight

When I was a younger woman…ahem…I had some notions about who I would be and what I might be like when I got “older” (like maybe say in my 40’s).  I imagined that I would have some things nailed down, frayed edges made smooth and dusty corners made tidy.  Fear would no longer be a

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Fortyologie – Day 19: Who Am I, Really?

So, who are you, really?  Often when I think of this question, I would identify it more closely with younger people.  Tweens, teens and young adults who are learning about their personality, likes and dislikes, all of those traits that God threw in the mix when he created them. As the busyness of living life

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Fortyologie – Day 16: Take Your Relationships Beyond Ordinary

Some things just take time.  We are all on a journey; learning as we go.  I hope by now you’ve learned a few things about relationships, people and hearts.  I know I have.  Those lessons should influence how we interact with others from friendships all the way to our marriages. A little over a year

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