How Change and Disappointment Bring Us New Opportunities

  Note: I understand the difficulty parents face when deciding on what “back-to-school” will look like for their family. What I share today is our family’s experience. I respect what each parent decides is best for their family. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to parenting.  This August I […]

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Two Lists that Help Me Find Joy in the Midst of the Negative

This summer I’ve been making two lists. The first list I actually started in the spring. It is a sad list of what I didn’t get to do as a result of the pandemic. The second list I started after I finally accepted the reality of our new normal—at least […]

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The Importance of Knowing God is God

One thing God has taught me in this pandemic is nothing in our earthly life is guaranteed (It never has been, I know.) And for this reason, I need to enjoy and savor every moment. That’s a big assignment but pausing in as many moments as I can makes it […]

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Create Space for Inspiration and Joy in Your Life

In last week’s blog I talked about finding God’s joy, peace, and comfort in the gifts He brings into my life and in His Word. The need for this became evident to me when I recently examined my gianormous tomato plant. I had neglected it for a few days and […]

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Who Else Needs a Little Peace and Joy?

With everything going on in the world lately, I find myself often unsettled and needing God’s peace and comfort more and more. I also find myself wondering where do I go to find it? God has shown me a couple of ways to return to His joy and peace. ~Be […]

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Virtual Bible Study Week 8–God Has Us Every Step of the Way

Virtual Bible Study—Week 8 God will provide. Discussion Guide Scripture: Exodus 16 Isaiah 43:18-19 Philippians 2:14-15   Have you thought of this time as a reset? I know some of you have. How has God reset you or your family or your work or any area of your life for […]

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Virtual Bible Study Week 7–Life Moving Forward

  Rewrite Scripture: Isaiah 43:18-19   While I realize this group was brought together by the virus, let’s do something today other than think about life in it. Let’s talk about life coming out of it. How will we make this time not be a loss but time of gain? […]

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Virtual Bible Study Week 4–What Do You Want Your New Normal to Look Like?

Lesson:Scriptures For This Week’s Lesson: Jeremiah 29:1-14 Jeremiah 17:7-8 Proverbs 21:1   Emily Bedwell is so good to put into words what we are feeling and thinking. She posted this last week and is perfect for what we are discussing today—especially the first paragraph. Thank you, Emily!   What are […]

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The Waiting Room is the Worst–Strength and Purpose for Uncertain Times

Virtual Bible Study Week 3 The Waiting Room is the Worst–Strength and Purpose for Uncertain Times Discussion Questions   Scriptures: Genesis 39-41:16 Daniel 9:1-19; 10:1-14 John 5:17   Does the uncertainty of the times bother you? If so, how? What character qualities did it take for Joseph to take on […]

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Virtual Bible Study–Let Me Write That Down–The Power of List-Making When Life is Crazy and Uncertain

  Week 2 Let Me Write that Down—The power of List-making when life is crazy and uncertain   If you have time before class starts, read Psalm 33. Scriptures— There are countless lists in the Bible from Exodus 31 listing the articles the craftsmen were to make for the Temple […]

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