Confessions of a Peace Lover…

“Terrifying but therapeutic”, those are the words our eldest chose to describe her first attempt at writing a blog. Personally, I think they’re great words, and the fact that she was terrified yet didn’t allow it to paralyze her gives this mama much joy.

From my perspective Leah walked right through that Hebrews 12:11 verse. The discipline of writing was “terrifying”, it didn’t seem pleasant at first and yet the harvest of writing was “therapeutic” (beneficial, helpful, healing) and it brought peace.

She put herself out there. She admitted that

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The Truth About Guarding Your Heart...

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about being surprised when God’s goodness shows up in our lives. This post was about a relatively small matter…a stolen check that was miraculously found and returned to the bank.

Over the past few weeks this idea of expectation, desire and disappointment has become a running theme in my life. Sometimes I think God uses ‘small matters’ like the check to plant seeds in our hearts that are eventually nurtured and grown when big matters

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Making every day Worship

“…every day is a worship experience when your body is yielded to the Lord.”

This quote from Warren Wiersbe’s commentary on Romans called Be Right, really hit home for me. Finding myself in a place where my current job title is “housewife” I often struggle with an insecurity and fear that I’m not doing enough. When I worked as a ministry assistant for a college ministry, this question never came up because furthering God’s kingdom wasn’t just my heartbeat, it was my career. Feeling a

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Qualified

As I sat with my Bible open and read the words of Moses, I knew this passage was meant for me and this particular sliver of time.

“But Moses protested to God, Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?” Exodus 3:11 (NLT)

“But Moses protested again, “What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? What if they say, “The Lord never appeared to you?” Exodus 4:1 (NLT)

“But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m

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