Praying for a Baby: A Story of Refinement
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Praying for a Baby: A Story of Refinement

A big thank you to my amazing mother for sharing her heart in this guest post. I knew for most of my life that my parents longed for another baby. I remember the journey well, and I can honestly say that my entire family grew in the process. Thank you, Jesus, for refining each member of…

Life, Love, and Dirty Diapers: A Lesson in the Father’s Love for Us
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Life, Love, and Dirty Diapers: A Lesson in the Father’s Love for Us

As my oldest daughter turns four years old this week, I can’t help but look back and wonder where the time has gone. It seems like just yesterday that I was rocking her to sleep in my arms, and now I’m lucky if she’ll sit still with me for more than five minutes. (She’s such…

Reputation: Learning to Let Go
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Reputation: Learning to Let Go

*I was honored to have this post featured at Purposeful Faith! You can find a portion of it there along with some other amazing words of encouragement from fellow bloggers!    God was very real to me growing up. I didn’t just know about Him; I can honestly say that knew Him on a personal level. What went wrong for…

How to Prevent Your To-Do List from Becoming an Idol
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How to Prevent Your To-Do List from Becoming an Idol

I love making lists. I’m one of those people who will put something on my to-list that I’ve already done, just so I can check it off and feel accomplished. As I am beginning a new school year (and my first year officially homeschooling), my to-do lists have taken over my life. Every day, they…

The Ability to Make Plans is a Gift from God
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The Ability to Make Plans is a Gift from God

I am a classic planner at heart. I literally have to-do lists for my to-do lists. It’s not that I have to plan things out; it’s that I enjoy planning things. Growing up, I literally planned out every family vacation we took. I loved it. I think I enjoyed planning the vacation more than actually taking…

The Power of a Good Story: Spreading the Message of Hope to the World
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The Power of a Good Story: Spreading the Message of Hope to the World

We all enjoy a good story. Books, television, and movies all prove this point. Whether it be romance, science fiction, drama, etc. – as long as the story is good, we generally enjoy getting to know the characters and the plot. Perhaps we love stories because we can identify with them. Or maybe we simply enjoy…