When my dad asked me what I wanted for Christmas I knew exactly what to ask for. “Dad,” I said. “All I want for Christmas this year is to go see Les Mis (the movie) together, just you and me.”
Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, has always been something special that my dad and I have shared. If I could find the words to describe what the story of Les Miserables means to me, I could fill a whole slew of blog posts. The themes of love, grace,
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I’ve always loved the beauty of mosaic art. There is something so powerful to me about looking at a beautiful work of art made from thousands of broken pieces. Each part represents something that was originally destroyed. Part of what was once whole, now fragmented, fractured, scattered; then re-gathered into something wonderful that previously didn’t exist in the world. This to me is how I believe God sees every human heart.
Ezekiel 36:26 says “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will
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Do you know anyone who does not have a favorite “junk food?” I don’t either!
It seems that every time the pressure is on, my body’s first desire is more often than not, something fast, cheap, and sweet. There is something about taking that first bite, and the stress seems to fade away; until the last bite and then I realize that I am worse off than where I started!
This week, I‘ve been asked of Jesus to begin paying attention to something else that happens when stressors mount; I’ve
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A few nights ago my husband and I sat around the dinner table, sharing supper and life with two of our closest friends.
With hearts the size of Texas, this couple has become ‘Mommy’ and ‘Daddy’ to six different foster children over the course of the last twelve months. Their deepest hope is to someday adopt a child, or most likely, children through the foster care system.
From the outside looking in, I know this special couple has become two of the most loving parents a child could ever
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