Thankful Thursday – A Long, Loving Look At the REAL

  It’s another “Thankful Thursday.” This means you have the chance to share your thanks and be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card – along with blessing the rest of us who get to read what you’re thankful for.  Here’s how it works:  between now and the end of June, anyone who takes the time to write something they’re thankful for in the comment...
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Thankful Thursdays – Celebrating the Everyday Holy

God is inviting me to live with more gratitude in my daily life,  and I’d love to have you join me on the journey. This journey to have eyes opened to the holy all around me every day. This journey to grow ever more thankful for the big and little graces of God in my life. This journey to deepen my capacity for joy through my relationship with a good and generous God. How about it?...
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3 Lessons Mom Breathed Into My Life

1.  If you want to have a friend, you’ve got to be a friend.  Mom taught me that I can’t wait for someone else to make the first move – I need to be willing to reach out and take the first step in making a friend.  And I need to be the kind of friend that I want the other person to be for me.  If I want them to be available for “play dates” (or lunches, etc.),...
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Beauty In Brokenness

  “But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be...
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Purple Hair Transformation

How did my 15-year-old celebrate May Day?  By dying his hair purple! Yes, my soft-spoken, mild-mannered son now has wild purple hair. And I love it! He is so confident in who he is that he feels the freedom to express his quirky sense of humor and not worry what anyone thinks. What a gift! I wish I’d felt the same way when I was 15. Nathan is on a journey to know himself – and to...
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