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Literally hearing God’s voice

It’s a real thing. Sometimes every hour seems to hold some new message from God. Because I’ve realized that if I want to hear God’s voice, I have to be listening in the right places. Yesterday, I was coming off a hard day of discouragement. Early in the morning, I sat with my Bible open, … Read more

Winter mud puddles nature walk

In this moment

The 2018 Winter Olympics is currently in full swing. The flu epidemic continues to sweep through the US. The government battles shutdown and the country is divided over immigration. And over here, tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, we’re busy playing in the mud and holding puppies. Because those activities are a … 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

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Memorizing Scripture (our how and why)

A few years ago we decided we needed to put more focus on Scripture memory work. We’d always sort of done it but not with the intentionality that we wanted. I’ve tried various methods with my family and somehow we’d always get stalled out or we’d forget what we’d learned. It felt futile to even … Read more

balancing God’s Word with real life (and a Scripture memory tip)

Because, honestly, real life is exhausting. The demands on our time are often overwhelming. The minutes slip by into hours and the hours pass into days and the days fly into years. Suddenly, we’re 2 or 5 or 10 years down the road and we realize nothing much has changed. Except maybe the lines around … Read more

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