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Little People. Big Gaps. {what to do with unnerving weakness}

Her shoulders slump and her eyes search the floor. She mumbles and turns her back towards me. This little sprite went from fire-in-her-eyes to a stone-cold-countenance in a matter of seconds, all because things didn’t work out as she’d planned. I could write the script for this downward spiral. This mama is quite familiar with how her little girl handles…
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The Inconvenient Tree

In his thought-provoking book, The Mystery of Marriage, Mike Mason compares our spouse to a great tree “growing up in the center of one’s living room.” Mason goes on to say how beautiful and unique the tree is—how utterly rooted and unmovable. Standing in the middle of everything, my husband is so amazingly inconvenient! That image describes well my first…
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Teasing Up The Splinter

She was baptized once, and we weren’t there.  Not part of her life, her story.  And the way she tells it, her grandmother held her in a deep pool and together they went under. I still don’t understand it.  And neither does she. In honor of this new skin on the old blog, I’m throwing an open house. For the…
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Italian Villas and Morning Confessions

I sat in her office, staring at a golden-framed poster of an Italian villa.  How did I wind up here? In honor of this new skin on the old blog, I’m throwing an open house. For the month of July and into the first days of August I am going to introduce you to some others in my life who…
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Releasing in October 2014

Every Bitter Thing is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things (via Zondervan)

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