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Meager Offerings

It was a typical scene at my house. Little girls hovered around a bedtime Bible story, most of which they’ve heard read over and over through the years. One was giggling and trying to jump on her bed, while another … Continue reading

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Your marching orders have changed.

With the news coverage of fighting in the Middle East, it doesn’t take much to imagine a battle scene. Perhaps you see soldiers marching behind their leader or the dust and blood carrying weighty stories across a soldier’s face. As … Continue reading

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Fight back with Joy!

When Margaret Feinberg was diagnosed with Cancer, she chose an unconventional plan of attack: She would fight back with joy. Driven to neither succumb to fear or depression, Margaret, a well-known author and speaker in the Christian community, chose to … Continue reading

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There is hope: World AIDS day

Today is “World AIDS day”, which doesn’t mean much to a lot of people. I don’t fault anyone for that. But since my life was touched by HIV years ago, this is a day of reflection for me. It’s also … Continue reading

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Pastor Appreciation: Let’s flourish together!

Last year around this time, I wrote a blog called “5 Things you should know about your Pastor”. It was by far the most widely read blog of the year, making it to countries all around the world. I was … Continue reading

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Intentional Family: Running and family time

Last week, my friend Kelly, from “Redhead on the Run”, asked me to guest blog about running and our busy family. This is a different type of post than my usual, but I thought I’d let the friends of “Flourish” … Continue reading

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Ice cream bowls

Who doesn’t love ice cream on a hot sunny day? Our family sure does, especially with a warm cookie at the bottom of the bowl. The other day as I scooped vanilla ice cream for my girls, I asked one … Continue reading

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Lessons we learned from “Jenga”: advice for married couples

We host our e-group from church almost every week at our house. This is basically a “community group”, whose purpose is to practice the “one-another’s” of scripture, by embracing one another, loving one another, encouraging one another.. you get the … Continue reading

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Letters

When my husband and I first started dating, during my Senior year of high school, he would drive up to my school and leave hand written notes under the windshield wipers of my car. Ah yes, the days before texts … Continue reading

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“Ten Commandments” for Little Ones

Some days, I am shocked by the words that come out of my mouth. With four little girls, life is anything but dull and boring. I thought I’d share just 10 of the crazy things that I’ve said in the … Continue reading

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