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Jenifer Jernigan is one of my new favorite authors.  I was introduced to her and her beautiful bible study through Inscribed, which is a lovely ministry full of incredible Christian writers.  I received Jenifer’s book, “Dive Deeper:  finding deep faith beyond shallow religion“- and I was hooked at the title immediately.  How many Christians do the ‘walk’ but don’t really ‘dive deeper’ to fulfill their relationship with Christ?  I can only imagine countless souls starved for God’s...

I don’t play favorites.  I simply can’t.  How do you pick just ten? I am going to try my best to take on this beautiful challenge from Lisa at The Golden Spoons and Rabia at The Liebers.  My mind flies at top speed, thinking of all the amazing blogs out there in this wonderland of plenty.  How on earth can I pick just ten?  The only way I can do this, is to know I can always write another post with ten more blogs that I love.  Yes!  That is how I can do this!  So this is just the beginning of a wonderful mission:  To give...

I recently had a heart to heart with a beloved friend.  She is facing a journey no one could imagine, and I am honored to be marching by her side while she pushes forward on a path she did not choose.  She has regrets.  She wishes life before the ‘turn’ would have been different… And it makes me wonder how many of us would have similar regrets if our circumstances changed dramatically. Do we embrace all that we have?  What if it was taken from us too soon?  Our loved ones, family, husbands, children…Those people...

Basic training is over.  Parenting 101 has been taught, reviewed and painstakingly replayed over and over again to finally land in this new glorious game of discipline.  My children have been in ‘ training camp’ for seven-ten years, depending on the child- and they are adjusted, prepared, and educated enough to embark in this brave new world.  I have finally reached the pinnacle of parenting in this phase of fundamental survival.  They are beyond the potty training days of sticker charts and rewards for ‘good behavior’. ...

My next Devotional Diary friend is the wonderful Angela from Writer Mom!!  She is a kind and lovely soul that I am so honored to know!  I am thrilled that Angela wanted to share her faith story with us all, and I am sure there will be many people who have been down this same winding road.   I am grateful as always, for her to share her story and her history, and most of all her heart. My Winding Road of Faith My Faith story is unique to me, as I’m sure yours is to you.  I’ve yet to meet anyone else who has a similar story to...

Oh friends, we are in for a treat today!!  My dear friend Dana from Kiss My List is sharing her faith!  I think you will find her perspective fascinating, as I did.  I admire her journey through thoughtful intention and commitment to what she believes.  I have learned so much about Judaism through her testimony.  Come share in her faith story and remember you too, are welcome to be in this series through sharing your own faith!  I would be honored to have you. I am the child of a Catholic father and a Jewish mother. When people...

A dear friend of mine sent me this beautiful glimpse through the window of his road oft traveled. I asked if I could share it with you all, and he complied. I know the message of this post is powerful, and one that we all can take a deeper look into if we so choose. Thank you Mark Holbrook, for sharing your wonderful perspective here! I was heading home the other day, traveling along a winding road I often drive. It was cold, snow on the ground, a normal winter day. Coming around a curve, I passed a woman trudging through the snow loaded...

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of my beautiful friends and readers that take the time to come by this place of mine.  I am so grateful for each and every one of you, and I do pray that God has a plan for this little corner of the web.  If you have any ideas of what you would like me to write about, please share!!  I would love your opinions and thoughts… truly. Until then, I will keep persevering with prayer and thoughtfulness of heart and hope and humor… Each person in our family shares three resolutions we decide on for the year,...

I am thankful that I am not facing a Holiday with a broken heart, shattered dreams and a marriage of a lifetime ended. Pray for them. I am thankful I am not in an abusive relationship, where I live in fear for my life and my children’s lives. Pray for them. I am thankful that I live in a home filled with gifts to open and the luxury of heat and food and goods without fear of losing them. Pray for them. I am thankful that I am not suffering the loss of my child, agonizing over memories and moments that are gone forever. Pray for...

Today I want to share my favorite Christmas gifts to give!  Do you remember when I wrote about our Family’s Blessings Jar?  If you didn’t see it, go here to learn about one of the best projects I ever started in my home.  I base the Blessings Jar off of Phil 4:8, which if you have been reading me for a while, you know it’s one of  my most used and most favorite verses EVER.  Gratitude has power.  And it is a gift that many tend to take for granted.  Philippians 4:8  New International Version (NIV) 8 Finally,...

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