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April 9, 2013

Back off or move ahead?

Recently, my husband and I have been talking with his parents about the need for them to consider moving into an assisted living program due to […]
April 4, 2013

Press in to God

“Press in to God.” Have you heard that phrase before? I am afraid that for as many times as I heard it, I also found myself […]
March 15, 2013

A Box Full

In years past, our family hosted several foreign exchange students. We loved those girls as our own and after their year with us we sent them […]
March 5, 2013

Making Brownies

“Hey buddy! Do you want to make brownies with me?” My son Nathan’s face lit up at this invitation, and he ran into the kitchen, ready […]
February 27, 2013

Living Giving Words

Powerful, life giving words: I don’t want you to worry.  I am on your side.  I will be your ally and I have the power to […]
February 19, 2013

“Needing Love”

“He just needs love.” This was my mom’s answer whenever I complained about an unruly child I was babysitting. It was also the answer when she […]
February 12, 2013

What does Allying Look Like?

What does it look like? You know, living the truth. How does that actually work?  Well, if you would like to just slip inside my mind […]
February 4, 2013

Dangerous Hope

What does life look like for a recovering performance addict? There are the exhilarating moments of freedom, believing God really does have it covered—that I don’t […]
January 29, 2013

A Readiness to Receive

Recently, my pastor referenced Shel Silverstein’s classic children’s book, The Giving Tree, during a sermon. The book is a simple story about a tree who loves […]