Prepare your heart

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a strong desire to be overwhelmed by the “feeling” of Christmas. I want to be swept off my feet in the glory and anticipation of my Savior.  I want to be moved to tears every year at the Christmas Eve service, when we sing in the […]

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Innocence

“What is war?” Lucy asked her daddy as we walked along the Vietnam Memorial.  My heart pinched with the weight of her question. How do you explain war to a beautifully innocent six-year-old? As always, my husband answered with great patience and care, and for the moment, she seemed satisfied with the response.  This encounter […]

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The great miracle

For as long as I can remember, God has placed in me a calm and quiet spirit. It takes a good deal to get me really upset, but it also takes a lot to get me excited.  I have started to really pay attention to this, here’s what I’m discovering: I admire curiosity, about self […]

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Trusting 

Sleep came quickly last night in the mountains, it was just chilly enough to sit by the fire with a glass of wine and a Hallmark Christmas movie. I walked sleepily downstairs, pulled back the covers and landed on my cold, soft pillow. But it was not to be… I awoke to the loudest, strongest […]

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The well of grace

I experienced a really difficult session the other week with one of my couples, it bothered me for days…which normally doesn’t happen. I believe I was so disturbed because of something the wife declared right at the end, it was honest, but brutal. Something that she had danced around for months and months. But in […]

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Captivating

Last week, my family and I found ourselves in the most magical place on earth. Yup, you guessed it, Disney World. More specifically, The Magic Kingdom, home to every Disney Princess ever created.  It was enchanting. Our girls walked around all day captivated by the stories and the characters of all their favorite Disney movies. […]

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Fully Delighted

I have two young daughters, Lucy is six and Abby is three. Our girls are as different as night and day, but they share this one commonality: they love deeply and are motivated by relationship. Like I said, they are girls.  Abby is passing through the stage where she is becoming increasingly aware of how […]

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Abiding, cont.

I’ve always been a slow walker. Actually, I take that back…if given the choice, I do everything at a snails pace. For instance, I make it a point to wake up at least an hour before my husband and children, so that I have the freedom to ease into my morning. When I cook a […]

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Abiding

Dear Friends, The word “abide” has been heavy on my heart this past year. I hear His Spirit whisper “abide in me child,” in the stillness of the morning, He shouts it in the chaos of a busy day, and gently answers my prayers at night with this one, simple word. Abide. I hear it […]

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