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Tone Up: Taming the Tone of Your Home INTRO WEEK

A few weeks before Christmas, my family visited our friend’s church to hear him preach the Sunday sermon.  The church is a cutting edge, “seeker-type” that contrasts pretty strongly with our more traditional United Methodist church. We got our kids checked into the childcare and proceeded into the windowless, theater-style auditorium, pulsing with very contemporary […]

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Dusty Dreams

Start by clicking over to the blog if you’re on email because there is a sound track to this post. Push play and then read. This past weekend I went to Nicaragua with my friend Kay Bruner and a new friend, Annie Snyder. We went to lead a retreat for 90 mostly missionary women.  It […]

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Faith in the Valley: Our Whole Truth

  I am SO excited to hear your stories this week. Please take the time to write out your story to share with us in 700-800 words. If you are following online, you can sent it through the contact for me to share in the group or post online. Life does get busy and you […]

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Faith in the Valley: When Joy Comes Back

To start with, here’s the debrief e-mail that I sent out to those attending on Tuesdays because I think it had a couple good points for those of you following online. Thanks for another great discussion. Honestly, I felt a little discombobulated today and was having all my epiphanies DURING the discussion rather than before it, […]

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Faith in the Valley: Naomi and Coming Home Empty

After our knock-down, drag-out with Hagar, Abram, and Sarai last week, I admit that I was eager for an “easy” match-making, love-story about Naomi, sweet Ruth, and honorable Boaz. Aren’t they precious? I’m gonna include the Scripture from the NIV in the text again. It will make for a long print, but you can cut […]

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Faith in the Valley: Hagar and the Desert

Last week rocked. Jeremy and I had the chance to go to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat last weekend before our much delayed Faith in the Valley meeting on Tuesday, so let me tell you, I’m still all “Go, go, go Joseph!” (That’s one of the songs.) Sitting down talking through the Joseph story was […]

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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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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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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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