Category Archives: Faith

The reason I’ve quit praying for my husband

Our pastor urged us to beseech God. Lord, teach us to pray. This simple request led to extensive training as I became a pupil of God’s Spirit. I discovered my motives and purposes for prayer were often askew. Specifically for … Continue reading

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Confessions of a holiday harlot

The evil in our desire typically does not lie in what we want, but that we want it too much. (John Calvin) If you read my recent post, Why are you trying to keep Christ in Christmas?, you are aware … Continue reading

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Let’s talk GLUTTONY or is now not a good time?

From our spiritual leaders we hear much of our need for surrender. Being yielded completely to God so we’re pliable clay in the Potter’s hands. It seems there is often one area frequently (purposefully?) overlooked. Even quietly accepted. Gluttony. Each … Continue reading

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Christmas is wherever we are (a reminder to my husband)

There are unique times in this existence when we are allowed to witness a person living out his faith in his God. And I have the privilege of being united with such a man. A husband and father willing to offer his family not what the world tempts him … Continue reading

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Before you resort to sniffing oils for curbing your holiday spending…

Our family uses essential oils for many reasons, primarily for healing numerous ailments.  I often receive newsletters from companies selling essential oils.  And, this week was no different. However, this particular email boasted a special claim. Ways to keep your holiday … Continue reading

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Why are you trying to keep Christ in Christmas?

There’s been a buzz in social media outlets about how to celebrate Christmas. Contemplations over trees, stockings and Santa.  I’ve noticed families giving up traditions in the name of honoring Christ.  Children no longer allowed to keep their gifts in order … Continue reading

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Less is more (an RV kind of Christmas tree)

Some time back, my friend Tiffany offered me three words of encouragement. Less is more. I didn’t realize, then, I’d be celebrating Christmas in an RV. And living out less is more as a family. This journey is certainly one … Continue reading

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Dia de Gracias (Guatemalan Thanksgiving)

We spent Thanksgiving in Guatemala this year.  Our family and our pastor.  I cannot deny the thoughts that came to visit that day.  Images of turkey, dressing and favorite desserts back home with family in Texas.  But, reality was gritty, sweaty, … Continue reading

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Strengthening the core (a tip from my favorite quarterback)

I find myself being continually enlightened by my fifteen year old. Camden and I are still arising in the early mornings to exercise together. (Tip for parents of teenagers: find something your teen enjoys and join him there.) The time … Continue reading

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Fear of Success (by Cody Hogden)

I know. I know. That sounds kind of crazy when our world is driven by success. Just do a quick Google search of the word “success” and you’ll find over a million sites. 400,000 of those being books written on … Continue reading

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