Category Archives: Spiritual Growth

Growing New Wood

Photo Credit A couple of weeks ago, my very poetic husband shared this insight: Like that apple tree, I try to grow a little new wood each year. Actually, my husband would not consider himself poetic at all. However, Henry Wadsworth … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Chickens…

Like I said, my mailbox went from empty to running over in no time. I had been wondering for months what Happyness’s family had purchased with the gift money I sent during the drought and/or illness months (a time when … Continue reading

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Chances are, you did the whole parade-watching, watermelon-eating, fireworking 4th of July routine this week. Unless, of course, you live in Texas or Oklahoma where it’s so dry things might start self-combusting soon. In that case, just replace fireworks with homemade … Continue reading

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Lessons in Satire

Sometimes the truth hurts…even if it’s funny. 🙂

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Samson vs. David: Who Do You Want to Be?

If Sampson were to go head-to-head with David, who do you think would come out as winner?   Duh! Sampson was this big ol’ burley male with super-strength and incredible hair to boot. Sure, David had guts, but he was still kind of … Continue reading

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Pizza and Love should be Cheeeeesy

Today’s guest post is brought to you by the lovely Katie Bice. Katie is a university student who loves Jesus and, apparently, pizza and ice cream. Soon she will be wandering around the ancient ruins of Israel and fulfilling her … Continue reading

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“Please hold…” (Waiting on God)

Photo Credit: Thunderchild7 Is there anything more annoying than being on hold? Maybe listening to someone chew with their mouth open, but other than that, nothing comes to mind. For a person who feels the need to be constantly on-the-go … Continue reading

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Walking Where Jesus Walked (And Paul, Too!)

I’ve got some super-big, fantabulous news to share. Drum-roll, please…. This fall, I will be going here: Photo Credit: Geographic Guide ISRAEL! I’ll be walking where Jesus walked! SO.COOL. Places like the Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Garden of Gethsemane,  Pool … Continue reading

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BIG GOD {little me}

There are three things that make me feel closer to God every time I see them: Photo Credit: Christian Revival Network Mountains,   Photo Credit: ((brian)) The Ocean,   Photo Credit: livepine and Star-filled Skies.   All of these things … Continue reading

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It’s Friday…But Sunday’s Coming!

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