Tag: Inspiring

  • Relevant Highlight #2 – Connecting with Kindred Hearts

    I’m still savoring all the wonderful connections I made in the halls and comfy corners made available for the attendees at Relevant. One of my favorite memories is meeting Angie and getting to talk and pray with her for nearly an hour on Friday night. She was so encouraging and such a ‘relevant’ contact for…

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  • Hair-raising Post

    It all started with a Mohawk…read more here

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  • I made Kombucha Tea today for the first time since Seth was born. Why, when I believe so strongly in the health benefits of this and other fermented drinks, would I quit making it for over a year? The answer is the same reason as it was in this post – “Seasons”. I was in…

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  • Seasons to Create, or, What I dropped while I wrote a book

    Some people have expressed wonderment that I wrote a book in two months. In light of this, I have decided it is high time for another dispel the pedestal post. (For more glimpses into just how human I am, check out these posts, please!) There are seasons in life, peoples. Please remember this. Especially you…

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  • The early morning air reconciles me to being sleepless since 4am. I walk out to my yard with my Bible to meet with my God, already tasting the sweetness this quiet morning promises. . . and that’s when I see the giant squash leaves torn and shredded, strewn on the ground near the compost. My…

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  • Gypsy Mamma’s writing prompts help my sanity because, for just 5 min. a week, I tap into the artistic and pretend I really am a writer. Today’s prompt hit me right in the middle of analyzing the kind of love I offered my son today, and how miserably it compared to the Love God showed…

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  • Grand Canyon

    Five Minute Fridays Writing Prompt – On Distance photo taken on our honeymoon – Grand Canyon, October, 2005 The distance between…two souls can seem so, so far. The space vast, as the thousands of gulps of air between the South and North cliffs of the Grand Canyon. Every breath, sobbed, whispered, used for prayer or…

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  • Seasons of Hospitality

    In my childhood home, hospitality was both an art form and a well-developed science. With up to 4 teenage daughters at once, my mother could host dozens or just a few with style and grace. We were quite a team – one daughter loved to prepare gourmet meals, another’s specialty was homemade rolls. My younger…

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  • So, there I was, crying out to God in the shower. I turned from ranting to Him about how I didn’t have enough time to meet with Him, to ranting about what a failure I was. I was so tired of failing, so tired of not being the mom I wanted to be, of yelling…

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  • Two Mites Is All I’ve Got, God!

    It was the first 2 minutes I’d had to myself all day.  I’d been racing around all day, getting the kids ready to go to Grandmas and myself ready to go out with Jeremy for the evening and trying to leave the house in some semblence of order – oh, and cooking breakfast, lunch, and…

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  • Why I Don’t Have Time For Facebook

    I told you about my affair with facebook. I told you about my facebook fast. Next week I’m gonna tell you how I have brought more balance into my computer time and broken the addiction to facebook. But this week I just wanted to share with you the awesomeness that has left me with little…

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  • Five Minute Friday Writing Prompt: I feel the most loved when…When a treasured friend makes a point to give me a hug when I see her each week at Church.When my little Seth Franklin reaches his hands to my face to pet me. He’s not like other babies who want to grab your face so…

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  • I was privileged to attend Mark Gungor’s Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage Seminar last October with Jeremy. I have never laughed so hard while ingesting such sound Biblical counsel. That is why I was delighted to hear that he would be on Focus on the Family this week. I just finished listening to…

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  • My attempt at making time for my writing in my life. Love this gal’s writing prompts. You should try it, and if you do, leave a comment so I know to hop over and read YOURS! “When I look in the mirror, I see…” My Father’s bushy, dark eyebrows that I have to pluck and…

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  • Those who know my husband, Jeremy, know he is a man of few words, and that when he does speak, it’s usually worth listening to. Just wanted to let my readers know that he has written a guest post over on our friend Katie’s blog, Not Unredeemed.  In his post, “You Don’t Need a Fairy…

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  • Valentine’s Day at our House: For the Husband

    To the man who has given his all to be my everything. To the boy who followed wisdom, who sowed good seed instead of wild oats. Who stored up passion and dreams to lavish on someone he hadn’t yet met. Who bought a diamond for one who was nameless. Who learned skills and drew plans…

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