Every Gift

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17

My dad’s special talent for wrapping presents

I’ve always loved this verse and during the holidays it seems to be everywhere.Yet somehow I’m always a bit puzzled by the ending. “…coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights who does not change like shifting shadows?” I’ve often found myself wondering what this means, and how does it relate to

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Taken Care Of

It is so crazy to me how God loves us so much and knows us so well that He gives us just what we need when we need to be taken care of.

Today marks a year for when my sweet grandpa left us as he was called home to be with the Lord. Coming up to this day, I wasn’t quite sure how I would feel. Being at his bedside, watching him breathe his last was not an easy moment – and yet it was one

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Doing The Hard Things

“I think it’s time we sit down and workout a budget.”

As my husband spoke these words I could feel the gears in my head, my stomach, my chest turn to a screeching halt.

There are so many things I’d rather do than sit down and workout a budget. Organize the basement? Sign me up. Clean out the fridge? I’m there. Scrub the toilets? I’m your girl. But take a long hard look at how much I spent at Barnes and Noble last month? No, thanks, I’m good.

For the

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Confessions of a Peace Lover…


When I began writing this blog a few years ago I named it “Confessions of a Peace Lover” because of the season of life we were smack dab in the middle of. Peace – as in “peace and quiet” – was a precious commodity. Our five kids were all over the place, elementary school, junior high, high school, college, and student teaching. It was a busy, noisy, season of life at our house.

Five years later I must confess that here in our home peace and quiet are the

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