Monthly Archives: January 2012

Stablish, strengthen and settle

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring … Continue reading

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I abandoned my schedule {to follow my heart}

Mommy will you read me a story? I’m ready for bed.  I glance at the clock. I quickly calculate the number of hours I’ll be allowed to sleep before arising early the next morning.  {Quack.  Quack.  Quack.} There’s not enough … Continue reading

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What winners need to lose

It’s 4:30am when my alarm clock rings.  Well, not really rings.  It quacks.  I don’t have my own alarm clock.  I use my teenager’s iPod.  And he set the alarm to quack.  Four thirty in the morning.  Quack.  Quack.  Quack. … Continue reading

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A hard times bible

I shuffle through the living room headed to my mug of hot tea waiting in the kitchen.  My little man is trailing me. He notices the Book on the table. Still there from last night. That bible’s been through hard times, mom. Weighted words … Continue reading

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Intentional treasures

I rush through another day. Time quickly travels as I hurry through busyness. I am reminded. But Mary was treasuring up all these things in her heart and meditating on them. (Luke 2:19) The Shepherds had seen the Messiah.  They … Continue reading

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Grain Free Chocolate Chip Scones (or puffy cookies)

By combining a couple of recipes, along with personal preferences, our family now has a favorite, healthy dessert breakfast.   I make them large so they resemble scones.  However, to make enough to share with friends, I drop them by a spoonful … Continue reading

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The effort to be still

I read the box of my herbal tea today while I wait for it to brew. I pause and reflect at this truth. To be still sometimes requires great effort. Even in prayer.  I labor to be still.  To be … Continue reading

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Looking past the ugly to taste the delightful

The weather today was rainy.  Gray skies.  Dreary. The perfect day for warm and gooey homemade cookies.  I’m attempting to create a recipe.  A healthy-sugar, grain-free, dairy-free delight.  And I have a helper. A taste tester of sorts. We are … Continue reading

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One thousand gifts in 2012: I Dare You

Many of us have made New Years Resolutions.   A wish to create valuable habits. Ann Voskamp writes, We never cease working on the the habit of good food, good exercise, good time management. Why ever lessen the habit of our grateful thanks … Continue reading

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The weathered hands of motherhood

A handful of women convene in a small room.  Hearts exposed.  Raw and tender.  Burdened for children and grandchildren. My tear-filled eyes carefully scan the room.  I’m the youngest. I wonder aloud does this, this mothering thing, ever get any … Continue reading

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