Proverbs 31

Missing church

Today Caleb and I stayed home from church. He still has just enough of a cough that he didn’t need to be in the nursery, and I can’t say that I’m not still contagious myself. So we stayed home. First, let me just say that it was weird. Since our church only has one pianist, …

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Bits of encouragement

It never ceases to amaze me how God uses some of the most unlikely ways to encourage me. The other day I was searching the internet for something. I clicked one of the link results, and ended up at a blog post titled “Encouragement for mothers of young children”. God’s timing was perfect. That’s not …

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A birthday

July 10, 2004 – a day that forever changed my life. My spiritual birthday. I remember that evening like it was yesterday. It was a Saturday night, and Stephen had left for our men’s prayer meeting at our church. I asked him not to be late, since it was not uncommon for him to be …

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New bread machine

Years ago, I had a bread machine. Then Stephen bought me a stand mixer for Christmas. I used the mixer so much that I eventually gave away the bread machine. Then last year, I broke my mixer. For some reason, stand mixers don’t like it when you jam plastic spoons in between the dough hooks. …

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My bloggy friend Karen has a wonderful post on her blog about modesty. She does a great job putting it into words, so I figured I’d link to it. Hope it’s helpful to someone! For My Daughters – What is Modest Apparel?

Quench not the Spirit

1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quench not the Spirit. Why do we feel such a need to be so full of ourselves that we quench God’s Holy Spirit? How do we not realize that we hinder His work? Can we be so blinded? There was a time in church a couple years ago, when something happened and …

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I was worrying about something, and then I heard my 4-year-old singing along with the cd. “believing like a child. . .God will provide. . .” How’s that for a powerful reminder?