Lord, Send What It Needs!

I’m using Streams in the Desert as my daily devotional these days. Yesterday morning, this little story was part of the devo: “I need oil,” said an ancient monk; so he planted an olive sapling. “Lord,” he prayed, “it needs rain that its tender roots may drink and swell. Send gentle showers.” And the Lord sent…

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Date Night Idea #1: Build a Fort

Do you remember the days of building forts with all your mom’s extra sheets and blankets, and camping out in there all day? I did this for my niece and nephew when I was babysitting them the other day. It was so simple. I pulled a couple of extra sheets out of the linen closet,…

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On Women’s Day…

Today is International Women’s Day. If you live in the United States, you’re probably not super familiar with this custom, but it is recognized and celebrated as a national holiday in at least 36 countries around the world. We are women… so what does this holiday mean for us? A Bit of Background I found…

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Coming Soon: Date Night Ideas

Ladies, don’t you love date nights? I do! Even though my hubby and I don’t have kids yet and we both primarily work from home… so some would say we have “date night” every night… you and I both know how everyday life is. It’s both busy and monotonous at times, right? So, even if we…

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Happy Discontentment Day?

Photo courtesy of Ashley Kilmer Photography   I really dislike Valentine’s Day. Let’s be honest, most singles don’t enjoy the holiday, and neither did I as a single woman, but believe it or not, I still dislike it now that I’m married. My theory? Valentine’s Day is breeding ground for discontentment, whether we have a…

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The Music of the Messy Seasons

Isn’t it interesting how music can take us instantly back to certain times and places in our lives, and rekindle the emotion as real as if it was yesterday? It seems like some of the seasons of my life have had their own theme songs — the songs I played on repeat, sang my heart out…

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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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Let’s Memorize the Word Together

About a year ago, while we were engaged, Brett and I decided we should memorize Scripture together. We wanted to go with a passage or chapter, so we chose the first chapter of 1 John. We tried memorizing one verse per day. During our morning or evening devotions — whenever we had time to do them…

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How do I know he’s THE ONE?!

Lately I’ve come across quite a few of these “marriage advice” articles, many of them titled something like this: Twenty Questions to Ask Before You Get Married Ten Marriage Deal Breakers Thirty-Five Things You Absolutely Must Agree On The One Characteristic You Can’t Overlook in Marriage I’m sure some of these articles contain some decent…

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Hold All Things Loosely

Abraham knew without a doubt that Isaac was from God — that God had given Isaac to him (Genesis 17).  Yet then God said, sacrifice him.  Give him up.  Let him go.  He was the promise child, the answer to their prayers, the gift of God.  And God said, let go of him.  Abraham’s response…

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