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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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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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May it be to me…

Our family watched the Nativity Story movie last night. It’s such a telling picture of what Mary and Joseph’s life may have been like before the birth of Jesus. There were so many struggles they must have endured and many … Continue reading

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She’s not always going to ask.

The other night as my husband and I walked into three different bedrooms to say good night to our little girls, I realized something very important. In the first bedroom, is a little girl who loves to be read to. … 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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All About the Bread

Our family tried a Gluten-free diet for the last six weeks. We’ve heard a lot about the effects of our over-indulgent gluten society and thought we’d see if we noticed any physical or health benefits from removing it; we did. … Continue reading

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All-Inclusive?

Years ago, my husband and I went to an All-Inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic with some friends. The beaches were pristine and the sand felt like flour between our toes. I had never seen such turquoise water in my … Continue reading

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Forbidden Fruit

I was tucking one of my daughters into bed the other night. I kissed her pretty face and told her that I loved her. It was a sweet moment until she said some all too familiar words, at least as … Continue reading

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Some days, when I’m awfully low

Have you felt the “January blues”? I told myself last year, that I’d go to an island “next year” for the month of January. But alas, here I am, feeling blue and very much not on an island. I’ve noticed … Continue reading

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