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{Guest Post} Lessons for the Living at the Bedside of the Dying

{Guest Post} Lessons for the Living at the Bedside of the Dying

    I’m excited to share with you a guest post from my friend Sarah Hudson. We had the joy of spending several days together this summer as she and her family were on deputation.  Over years of corresponding, we’ve become iron-sharpening-iron friends, and I’m so thankful for her tender mom-in-ministry […]

Guest Post: You Are What You Think

Guest Post: You Are What You Think

I’m guest posting over at Overcomer Outreach today, the new ministry started by my friend Janelle of Comfy in the Kitchen fame and I’m talking about the fact that what we think about becomes who we are in a post entitled “You Are What You […]

Guest Post: “Keep Your Eyes on Jesus” by Hopie

Guest Post: “Keep Your Eyes on Jesus” by Hopie

Today, I’m thankful to share my blog with my 11 year old, Hope. She came to me last night with something she’d written. She zapped it to me via google drive because kids are tech savvy like that now-a-days. I’ve always kept a journal and […]

Favorite Things and What I’m Up To Right Now

Favorite Things and What I’m Up To Right Now

It’s been a while since I posted my favorite things from around the web and a family update, so let’s remedy that, shall we? The cranberry harvest is almost over. We’ve enjoyed visiting grandpa’s bogs and watching the process.     Some crafty pursuits included […]

Book Giveaway and Guest Post: “Coping with Long-Term Illness When It Feels Like A Death Sentence.”

Book Giveaway and Guest Post: “Coping with Long-Term Illness When It Feels Like A Death Sentence.”

I’ve been thinking a lot about illness lately and how life can change in a moment. As I type, my mother in law is still very ill, recovering from a serious stroke and dealing with debilitating headaches that won’t give her any relief. I’ve always […]

Thoughts on Complaining {from my teenage daughter}

Thoughts on Complaining {from my teenage daughter}

Today I have a guest post from my second daughter, Emily, who has been doing a personal study on complaining. She wrote this for a teenage audience and I asked if I could share it with you. Maybe you have a teen daughter that would […]

The Home Life of a Fully Thriving Child {Guest Post}

The Home Life of a Fully Thriving Child {Guest Post}

Today I am over at Kara’s blog with part 2 of our “Raising Thriving Children” series. Yesterday we talked about raising a  Fully Thriving Child. In today’s post, “The Home Life of A Fully Thriving Child“, I’m sharing what a normal, healthy home environment looks […]

Guest Post- Raising a Fully Thriving Child

Guest Post- Raising a Fully Thriving Child

Today, I am guest posting at my friend Kara’s blog. She is on her way to a blogging conference, so I am posting for her today and tomorrow. The topic of conversation? Raising a Fully Thriving Child. What does the end result look like? How […]

Choosing Joy During the Ho-Ho-Holidays {even when you’re stressed}

Choosing Joy During the Ho-Ho-Holidays {even when you’re stressed}

  Tis the season to be stressed out. Really, that is how I feel when I see Christmas decor in Walmart well before October has even come or gone. My insides shake and worry rises in my heart. Today, I am guest posting at my […]

Have We Lost Something? Missionary Wives Speak.

Have We Lost Something? Missionary Wives Speak.

Do you ever wonder if we have lost something as American Christians? Have we lost perspective? Focus? Are our eyes on the right goals? We live in the wealthiest country in the whole world in a continual state of relative ease and comfort. Being a […]