Dreaming of the Louvre

Dreaming of the Louvre

“When you grow up, we’ll visit the Louvre in Paris and see the most beautiful paintings in the world!” Growing up, I heard my mom’s dream many times, she talked of taking me to Europe since I was a little girl, but something always seemed to push those dreams to the back burner. My dad was the adventurer in the family, taking us on cross-country trips to see the Grand Canyon, Mount St. Helens (before and after its eruption), Niagara Falls, and sights along historic Route 66. He loved the west and all things historical about our country. And even though my mom enjoyed these family vacations, she always longed to see Europe.

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Sending Love to Those Who Are Alone Today

Sending Love to Those Who Are Alone Today

If you’re reading this post on Thursday, November 24, 2016, I’m wondering whether you’re all alone. Today is an important holiday in the U.S. A pretty important one, in fact—it’s my favorite holiday. And most will be too busy to jump online and read a blog . . . unless you’re spending the holiday solo. If that’s you—welcome, friend. I’m praying for you.

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Finding Space in the Holidays

Finding Space in the Holidays

Here it comes, the holiday season has begun! Are you ready for the hustle and bustle? Do you feel your blood pressure rise a bit when I mention it? Are you already overwhelmed? My prayer for you, dear reader (and me, too!), is that we can find space this holiday season to really pause and worship our Savior as we go about our activities. I hope you can enjoy family and friends and not be so overloaded with activity that you miss the joy of this season. I hope we can be filled with the joy of the “Abiding Life” as we take care of our responsibilities and check off our “to do” lists!

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When Illness Accompanies Birth

When Illness Accompanies Birth

The world stops a bit when illness invades. Priorities change and it can be “all hands on deck.” That’s how it has been for us since June began. That’s why I’ve gone AWOL from the blog temporarily. June brought us a new little one, but with her birth came new joys coupled with new challenges. Thank you for praying with us for little Adalynn Joy. During her short life, she’s spent more...

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Welcome to Our Family, Little Adalynn Joy!

Welcome to Our Family, Little Adalynn Joy!

Over the weekend, we received a sweet gift! I hope you’ll join us in welcoming our newest addition—another precious little arrow. When we are preparing for a little one’s arrival to our church family, I begin praying about a Scripture verse for that child—a specific verse or passage that I can pray for them as they grow. When our church hosts a shower for the mama, I share the Scripture...

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