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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Mother’s Day and Dealing with My Regrets

Mother’s Day is one of those bitter-sweet events. For women who’ve ached and longed for a little one, but that longing is still unanswered, the day is a painful reminder of the empty womb. For others, the day holds sorrow because of the loss of their own mother, or the painful memories of childhood without a mother. For me, Mother’s Day is a combination of joy and regret. I have regrets as...

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The God of the Unexpected

She lived with the pain of unfulfilled longings, desires unmet, children held in her heart but never in her arms. Hope for bearing was now long past, the dreams of youth swallowed up by a barren womb. Scripture notes that Elizabeth was “righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.” And yet, Elizabeth struggled under a shadow of...

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What Kids Want Their Mommas and Daddies to Know

What Kids Want Their Mommas and Daddies to Know

What Kids Want Their Mommas and Daddies to Know This week we’ve been blessed to have my friend Maggie Paulus share her heart with us on the blog. Today is the last day we’ll be giving away a copy of her book: Finding God at the Kitchen Sink. If you’ve tried this week, but haven’t won, you have another chance today! Here’s Maggie: Sometimes mommas and daddies get in these fights. They...

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When Jesus is Standing on Your Kitchen Table

When Jesus is Standing on Your Kitchen Table

This week I’ve invited my friend Maggie Paulus to share a few posts with us on the blog. We’re giving away a copy of her book today: Finding God at the Kitchen Sink. I know you’re going to enjoy getting to know her. Here’s Maggie: Today was the first day “on my own” with the three kids. And I shouldn’t really say I’m on my own. Because God is always right here, helping me, even...

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