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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How We’re Planning a “Budget” Anniversary Trip

Update: This year we were able to take another trip for our 3rd anniversary! I’m updating this post with a few more tips and tricks for budget travel that we’ve picked up along the way. Enjoy!    Girls, I’m sooo excited about vacation next week with my hubby. We’re celebrating our first wedding anniversary! Down to…

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November Goals

As promised, here I am returning to take a look at my October goals and give an honest update on how I did.  Yikes. I’m a bit nervous about this! Then, after re-hashing this past month’s goals, let’s move on to setting some fresh ambitions for the coming month! Here are my October goals and how…

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What I Learned In October

October was an eventful month around here! Somehow, it’s already the end of the month, and time to link up to Emily Freeman‘s monthly “What We Learned” link party. Here we go! 1. Rather than learned, I was reminded that I am terrible at crafty projects! I should have known better, but I always come back to…

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To Wait, Not Worry

“If I’m not seeing action on His [God’s] part, it’s very likely my flesh will start striving and my spirit will become exhausted from the toiling.”  – She Reads Truth devotion ‘Sparrows and Kings‘   And this is why Scripture tells me to “Cease striving and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10) and to “Rest in the Lord…

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