A Delicious Recipe With Sausage and Apples and Potatoes

Sorry, y’all, but I’m not sure what else to call this yummy concoction. It doesn’t really have a name. But I promise it’s delicious. Here’s the story. I was recently put on a minimal-gluten-and-dairy diet for a while, so I was continually on the lookout for good recipes that fit this diet. My husband and…

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What I Learned in 2015

You might have read some of my “What I Learned” posts here recently. I enjoy linking up with Emily at Chatting at the Sky, reflecting back on what big and small things I’ve learned each month, and reading what others are learning in their lives, as well. This month, Emily is encouraging us to look…

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A Waiting Heart at Christmas

Dear waiting heart, It’s hard to be in a waiting season during Christmas, isn’t it? I know. You enjoy the festivities of the season and the beauty of the day, but there’s a shadow, hovering over your heart. There’s a hole, like something is missing. While you rejoice in the wonder of Christmas, at the…

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A Prayer for a Busy Day

Dear God, Today is so busy. I have a long list, a lot of distractions, and a feeling of being overwhelmed. Yet as I snatch a few minutes to pray and commit the day to You, I don’t want it to be just a box that I check off. In the midst of all the…

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Christmas Worship

Sometimes moments of spontaneous worship to God come so unexpectedly. Like this afternoon. I was just in my kitchen, making chicken and rice soup for dinner, listening to Amy Grant’s Christmas album and singing along. Then, quite unexpectedly, during the third verse of Hark the Herald Angels Sing, I was suddenly in tears, hands raised, lost…

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When Church Hurts Because I Don’t Have Babies

[image source] You – mama with a baby in your heart, but not in your arms – I’m guessing you know what it’s like. You want to be part of a church. You love the corporate worship; you long for sweet fellowship with other believers. You know it’s important to be a participant in the Body…

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December Goals

Ladies, I really hope I did better on my November goals than my October ones. Remember how I kinda crashed-and-burned on keeping any of my goals in October? That was embarrassing. Anyway, let’s review the anticipations set for November, see how it went, and then set some fresh goals! Are you with me? Here are…

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What I Learned in November

It’s time for “What I Learned” yet again! Joining Emily’s link party, I’ll share a few things I learned this month. Then you can comment and tell me what YOU learned this month! Okay? November in Juneau is kinda gross. I didn’t know this before I moved to Alaska earlier this year. Do you know…

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The Poetry of God

Sometimes God is so poetic in the way He works. I love this about Him. We see the turns of events, the reversals of destiny, and the seeming dance of details that He lines up so artistically, and realize there is a sense of order in our messy lives. There are fleeting moments when we think, this…

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Glory to God in the Highest!

Glory to God in the highest! and peace on earth, goodwill to men. Why should we wait until Christmas time to say this? To proclaim it, to pray it, to sing it? It was the declaration of the angelic hosts on the night of Christ’s birth, so it’s the theme of many Christmas songs, skits,…

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