For when you fear you’ve stopped hoping…

Sometimes God meets us in strange places. Maybe not strange, but not definitively holy places. At least, not in the obvious kind of way. Three weeks ago Friday He met me in my car. I was driving the long stretch of I25 after having dropped off the kids with my parents for the weekend. I […]

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What Do Our Children Expect From Our 936 Weeks Together?

Dear Reader, it is my great privilege and pleasure today to introduce you to a sweet friend of mine, Eryn Lynum. Just yesterday she released her first book into the world, 936 Pennies: Discovering the Joy of Intentional Parenting, and let me tell you, it’s going to rock your world! Eryn was given a jar of pennies at […]

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Peace for the Frazzled and the Frenzied

I was all amped up last night. I couldn’t go to sleep because I was thinking about ALL THE THINGS. And somehow at the late hour of 11pm, I felt like it was really time to solve it all. Public school, private school, home school? What to get my Secret Santa? What to tell my […]

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How the Comfort of Christmas is the Cure for All our Sorrow

Dear Reader, Christmas is a time of comfort. Almost anyone will agree with this. When we think about Christmas we think about a warm fire, something hot to drink, reclining in a comfortable chair. We think of listening to pleasant music, exchanging gifts joyfully with loved ones, and bringing to mind all the beautiful times […]

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Thankful for Advent

Dear Reader, I hope you enjoyed eating your Thanksgiving dinner as much as I did! I love Thanksgiving; family and friends gathered around the table for no other purpose than to enjoy each other’s company, and to celebrate the many blessings God has given to us. And as much as everyone gripes about the “no […]

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Our Dwelling Place

“Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge— no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent… …Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to […]

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Hospitality Jump Start

Dear Reader, Maybe you’ve been reading this blog and this series and have been wondering, “When are all the great hospitality tips going to come in?” Well today is your lucky day. Before we wrap up this series with a more serious post about the root of our longing for home (stay tuned next week), […]

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TGIF: Sharing is Caring

Hello Dear Readers! Here in Northern Colorado today it is cloudy and cool, not the kind of weather I always enjoy, but just perfect for sitting in a coffee shop sipping cider and pulling together a few gems for your enjoyment.   I just saw this gal at the Hope*Writer’s Guided Writing Retreat last weekend, […]

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TGIF: Sharing is Caring

Hello lovely Readers. It’s Friday again, and I am so thankful to be drinking my second cup of coffee and sitting here at a lovely coffee shop enjoying the Colorado sunshine through the window. It’s been a doozie of a week, and God full on wrecked me yesterday. Ugly cry, all the snot and tears…and […]

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