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How to Be Beautiful

I teach Sunday school to a group of junior and senior high girls. I started last Fall and I love it. Each week surprises me. The best thing about teaching is that I am constantly learning something new. This week was no different. We are currently working through the book “Speak Love” by Annie Downs and yesterday we were in chapter […]

Hope When It Seems Hopeless

I took a bit of a blogging break this past week. I didn’t intend to, but God is slowly teaching me to reorder my priorities. If I had it my way, I would be writing here every day, sharing my thoughts that are always brewing, bubbling under the surface. But… I have a family who I love dearly, little eyes […]

Name Above All Names

She was born on May 7th of this year. Our beautiful Ainsley Rose. We picked her name soon after we found out that we were expecting a baby girl. But really her name had been chosen over 10 years before. It was in Chicago when we were driving around and saw it for the first time. Ainslie Street.  My husband […]

Waiting~ An Advent Journey

There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,  and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. Coming up to them at that very moment, […]

Voices in the Desert~ Reflections on Advent

December 1st. When I simply say the date, my kids get a little giddy. Because they know. This day is the beginning of the advent season. Each year, our family reads The Advent Book by Jack and Kathy Stockman. It is one of our favorite traditions. Before bedtime each night in December, we open the door that corresponds with the day and […]