Dream Deferred: Faith in the Valley Week 1

It’s Week 1 of Faith in the Valley.  If you’re following along online, you could journal on each of the questions below after reading the chapters in Genesis about Joseph.  If you are coming to the Tuesday meetings, we will only discuss a SMALL portion of what is below.  Please read and print out this […]

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What is Valley Faith?

Thank goodness that a batch of ice came flying through NC in time to postpone my first meeting of Faith in the Valley! I am desperately  needing to figure out what I actually mean by FAITH IN THE VALLEY?  What is it? Who has it? Is it good? Is it bad? How do I get it? The idea of […]

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Mom Homework Fail and a Lent Lesson

Last week I found out that my middle child, my darling son, has been lying to me all year about his homework.  When he told me on a daily basis that he had finished his homework or had none, I believed him.  However, after a while, my tiny mind awoke from its slumber to ask […]

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Faith in the Valley (FREE CHILDCARE!!)

Yesterday I posted about the new You Go Girl! Study Faith in the Valley, which begins next Tuesday.  This morning, my awesome mother (grandmother of 11) offered to have FREE CHILDCARE at her house , .25 miles from mine, while we meet. SO NOW YOU HAVE NO TINY, WHINEY EXCUSES! If you are sharing the […]

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Faith in the Valley

HI FRIENDS!! I miss you guys. I miss writing. But this season of life has just been really full of, um, not writing.  Oh well. The bleak mid-winter is definitely the time of year when I start craving people because being trapped inside (and with sick kids) leads me to an indescribable mania. Can I […]

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Being Careful & Being Friends

This morning I had to walk my kids into school because they were tardy.  This is because I made them do absurd and unusual tasks, such as brushing their teeth, clearing their cereal bowls, and putting on their shoes.  I truly am unreasonable .  After writing “Slowpokes” as “Reason for Tardy” in the log, I […]

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Generational Good Girls & the Lifetime Math Problem

Warning. I’m going to write about my 9.5 year old daughter who could easily find out about this post, so  YOU MUST PROMISE NEVER TO SPEAK OF THIS TO HER. NEVER. NEVER. EVER. Don’t even read this post if you think you will squeal. Addie is a good girl. I would like to think her […]

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Book Club and Q &A with Kay Bruner

I know that I promised to blog more after my last post a MONTH AGO, but it turns out that having three kids in school did not result in as much bon-bon eating and blogging as I’d hoped.   Alas.  I wrote a bunch of blog posts in my head, but they never made it […]

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As Soon As I Fell

Oh Happy DAY! Not only did I figure out how to log into my blog again, I have a fabulously terrific reason to be blogging again. One of the ways that I occupied bits of my creative energy during my unplanned blog sabbatical was by helping my friend Kay Bruner with editing her memoir, As Soon […]

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Finding the Rest of My Faith Talk

Those reading in e-mail will need to click over to the site for today’s post. Here is the video of my talk at Flourish on Finding the Rest of My Faith, April 11, 2014.  I apologize for the video/audio quality, but I was just recording on my iPad. Someday I will teach myself how to […]

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