Laugh Out Loud Funny

August 24, 2011
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Well, I must start this post with a little confession. I was planning to write on a different topic, but I didn’t get it finished today, because the sprinkler contractor was here, and I was assembling our Women of Faith conference ticket packages for my little group, of which I am the sub-group leader (sub-because […]

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Here a Pin, There a Pin, Everywhere a Pin, Pin

August 14, 2011
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A tweet of mine last week read: “Found: Pinterest! Lost: Several hours of my day where I got mostly nothing accomplished…” For all of you who can relate to that sentiment—welcome! You are in good company! For the rest of you who have no idea what I am talking about, keep reading. I have been […]

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A Day to Fast and Pray

August 6, 2011
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The liberal left is indignant. The atheists are foaming at the mouth. The media is openly hostile and the un-churched are screaming separation of church and state. Why so much angst over a man exercising his First Amendment right to pray to his God and invite others to do the same? I mean, it’s not […]

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Beauty is God’s Handwriting

July 31, 2011
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I found this quote reminding me how God communicates to us through nature—how he bestows blessings upon us through the majesty of his creation. From the beautiful vistas that take our breath away, to the innocent laugh of a child that make us want to hold them forever, God speaks to us. Never lose an […]

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Go by Train – Top Ten Reasons to Travel by Rail

July 26, 2011
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10. Riding the train is an adventure and kids love it! 9. Complete strangers wave at you when the train goes by. 8. You can see countryside which is inaccessible by other modes of transportation. 7. There is no fear of plummeting to earth from 30, 000 feet (That one is for my sister-she doesn’t […]

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Life is not Fair

July 18, 2011
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No, life isn’t fair. Just as moms and dads have to break that bad news to their kids on a regular basis, I am having that conversation again today with my heavenly Father. And while I already know that life is not fair, I still cry out to God every time I am reminded of […]

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Free eBook – Limited Time Offer

July 6, 2011
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The free eBook offer has now ended at However, if you stumble across this post and would like a free pdf copy of Held by God, just send me an e-mail (using the Contact tab above), and I will send you the download link! For a limited time, Lori and I are giving away […]

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Celebrating July 4-Faces, Places, and Online Spaces

June 29, 2011
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Last week I was listening to the Dennis Prager Show on my way to work, and he interviewed a guest who developed a Fourth of July activity designed to help families celebrate the holiday in a meaningful way. In the usual whirlwind of barbeques and fireworks, it is easy for people to overlook the importance […]

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Grieving with Hope

June 22, 2011
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Today is an anniversary that I celebrate with both thanksgiving and sadness. My sister and I refer to June 22, simply as “Mom’s Day,” and while this date does not reflect her birthday, it does commemorate a birthday of sorts. It was four years ago today that the Lord released our sweet mom from a […]

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They Share our Faith-But Not our Freedom

June 15, 2011
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It’s Friday evening, and after a long work week, you are having dinner out. You pile the family into the car. Seat belts are fastened and the kids squabble over which restaurant to choose. After taking a poll, you settle on a family favorite and head out. You arrive at the restaurant, and place your […]

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