Posts tagged November 2018
Unexpected Gratitude and the Beauty of a Simple Thank-You

It makes me wonder, how often do we even notice our answered prayers? How often do we notice our answered prayers and then give thanks and praise to the One who answered them? Just like my student's gratitude so moved my heart, I'm pretty sure Jesus loves to hear of our gratitude! 

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When Grace Chooses Us For An Unexpected Blessing

Twenty-Five Years.

That’s about how long Abraham and Sarah waited for God’s promise to be fulfilled.

Long enough to question God’s attention and care to their problems. Long enough for doubt to creep in— over and over and over again. Long enough to find God’s already absurd plan (remember, Abraham was 75 years old when God first called Him) even more incredible. Long enough to give up hope that God’s promise would ever come to fruition.

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Learning to be Content in the Blessings God has Given.

I feel that we don’t always notice these blessings due to our busyness and striving for more. We’re distracted with the search for more money, better jobs, bigger houses, etc. Do we notice the blessings God has already given us today? Do we slow down and find ourselves happy and content with what we’ve already been given?

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7 Reasons Why I'm Thankful for My Husband

I can't help but think of this post as a way to look up from the chaos of our lives and to make eye contact with my husband. Raising two little boys who constantly vie for our attention means that most of our contact is made over the top of our children's heads as they beg for this or that. In the midst of the chaos and the hustle and bustle of our lives, we whisper our I love you's.

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The Most Important Detail of Hospitality

Hospitality has been laid on my heart and I KNOW it’s more than a list of to-dos. I KNOW it’s more than being able to make bread from scratch. I KNOW it’s more than making my home beautiful. And I also know that the simple touches of love can also shine through that list of to-dos, the smell of homemade bread, and beautiful decor. The ministry of hospitality is separate from those things yet it’s connected at the same time. 

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