Category Archives: Family Life

Recording a Moment

There are those days that give you special moments. Moments that you hope you don’t forget, but wonder if your mind can actually hold onto. That is why One Thousand Gifts struck such a nerve in so many people. The writer, Ann Voskamp presents an idea of recording these everyday moments. She calls them gifts. […]

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Anticipate a Gift

“Try and see a Mother preparing birthday or Christmas delights for her child-the while her Motherheart sings:  “Will she not love that? How she will love this!” and anticipates the rapture of her child, her own heart full of the tenderest joy. Where did the Mother learn all this preparation-joy? From Me-a faint echo this […]

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For Joy’s sake

So here’s the truth. I really don’t want to go through this Christmas season and miss the point. I don’t want to wear myself out with buying gifts, attending holiday events, traveling, baking cookies, making homemade things with my three year old, singing familiar songs, hosting recitals, and miss IT. I don’t want to miss […]

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Promote someone

Have you ever wondered why young children ask the same questions over and over? I find myself thinking I’ve already answered your question and explained the reasons involved, why are you asking again?   I had a thought that somewhere inside they just want to be seen and heard. Especially if they repeat themselves.   […]

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Thieves and curve balls (part 2)

Please read Part one to this post.   I had no idea if any intruders were still in the house, so I ran to my other neighbor’s house, a kind Christian guy. I had no phone, so he graciously lent me his to call my husband who was out of town working.   My poor husband got […]

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Today I’m at Leanne Penny’s blog!

Today I am guest posting at a very inspirational blog:  http://leannepenny.com/   Leanne journeys with those hurting and healing, and yet refusing anything but joy. Her life though scarred with pain testifies to the power of our Savior to make even the worst beautiful. Her blog is so relatable because I don’t know of anyone who […]

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