Tag 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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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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Becoming a Happy Homemaker

I hate being a homemaker. There. I said it. Home Sweet Home by Jamiesrabbits.  Shared under a Creative Commons License. Actually, that’s a bit of an overstatement. I enjoy working at home and taking care of my family–I really do!–but it’s … Continue reading

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“Crazy Love” Quotables

Over Christmas, my brother-in-law shared a copy of the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan. Normally, I have no issues with underlining and highlighting a book to pieces, but for some reason, I decided to use sticky notes instead of marking … Continue reading

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It. Is. Finished. {Bible in 90 Days Program Recap}

I did it. I read the entire Bible, cover-to-cover, in 90 days. Scratch that: I actually finished on day 87. Even better! Bible by  Skeggzatori.  Shared under a Creative Commons License. I was sitting at my dining room table at 1:15–scarfing down … Continue reading

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Intentionally Intentional Successes and Fails

Remember when 2011 was fresh and new? Everyone was picking out a word for the year? The one I chose was INTENTIONAL. Unlike New Year’s resolutions, I haven’t forgotten about my word. Whenever the Spirit nudges me to do something and I think I … Continue reading

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