when you find yourself praying for that which you don’t want

It’s strange, really. Because this is where I’m finding myself lately. Praying endlessly and earnestly for the way to be made clear to leave a place I love for a place that, on most days, I’m not sure I want to go. More true, probably, would be that the going isn’t so hard as is … Read more

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walking around asleep

We have Bible Study on Friday nights. We’ve done it for going on 3 years now and I can honestly say that if there is something (other than morning and evening family worship) that has profoundly affected our family, it is these studies. Because when you invite the Holy Spirit to be present as you … Read more

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Family Worship: Making time for it and how it looks in our home

Slipping out of bed when the sounds of sleep and the quiet darkness of night still linger isn’t the easiest thing I’ve ever trained myself to do. To get up for a paycheck is one thing, but to drag out of the coziness of bed is quite another when nobody is holding you to it. … Read more


praying for purity

The house is finally quiet for a bit. My husband took the day away from working so he could spend it with the children. Right after family worship this morning they bundled up and headed out to play in the snow. Well, the ones who were here anyway. We currently have one at college, one … Read more

peace in chaos

The Mundane

My mind has been swirling. And I’ve realized that fact is pretty compatible with the chaotic behavior of my physical being. I’ll go to the kitchen to make breakfast, pull out the oatmeal and then notice the dishrag needs swapped out which suddenly has me in the laundry room starting a load of laundry just … Read more

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