appreciation

Is God Really Good?

God is good…or is He? Is it safe to even ask such a question? Many of us who have grown up in the church pretty much have been taught our whole lives on the goodness of God. For those of us who go way back, we can probably even sing songs about how good God…

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Plenty To Be Thankful For

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” –Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden I take a deep breath and sigh looking around my house that is packed full of boxes and the walls bare. I don’t even recognize my own life. It’s so unfamiliar. My husband isn’t…

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Families

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”- Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life A few weeks ago, as I was working at home, I saw a teeny bug wiggle across my desk. I’m not a majorly…

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Help!

“All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. ” –Erma Bombeck “Eddie, wake up. Come on…it’s all over.” I said in the most nurturing voice that I was capable of mustering. I’m not great at those sweetsy voices.…

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Mothers

“But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.” –Mitch Albom, For One More Day I…

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Sisters

“For there is no friend like a sister, In calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, To fetch one if one goes astray, To lift one if one totters down, To strengthen whilst one stands” -Christian Rossetti, Goblin Market and Other Poems “Oh my gosh! They are in our club house!” I yelled. My…

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So Loved

“Faith don’t come in a bushel basket, Missy. It come one step at a time. Decide to trust Him for one little thing today, and before you know it, you find out He’s so trustworthy you be putting your whole life in His hands.” –Lynn Hustin, Candle in the Darkness “What? I’ve lost 15 pounds…

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Not Broken, But Beautiful

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” –Ernest Hemingway I was talking with one of my besties from high school while the kiddos played with their toys on the floor. We were just about to hang up the phone when she quickly interjected that she thinks that…

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Time Flies

“We’re taught to expect unconditional love from our parents, but I think it is more the gift our children give us. It’s they who love us helplessly, no matter what or who we are.” – Kathryn Harrison, The Kiss Time really does fly, doesn’t it? I remember when I was younger having older people come…

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