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verseswisdom

20 Bible Verses on Wisdom and Making Tough Decisions

Psalm 19:8 ESV the precepts of the Lord are right,     rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure,     enlightening the eyes; Psalm 25:12 ESV Who is the man who fears the Lord?     Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose. Psalm 119:9 ESV How can a young man keep his […]

Psalm 77

When the tiger piece doesn’t fit in the tiger space

My son drops the tiger-shaped piece onto the tiger-shaped space, but it doesn’t slip in easily.  It’s askew, just a bit. He snatches the piece up and tries again.  Puzzle piece into the puzzle….almost.  It’s slightly off again. Bang!  Slam!  Bang!  Slam! Subtlety isn’t his strong suit, apparently. Over and over he tries.  He knows […]

Ephesians 6

The Latest News Bulletin

I had to put on white socks today in order to write. I have these quirky ways about me, habits and routines I have to slip into in order for my writing brain to actually switch on and work. A certain noise level I can handle. A particular number of distractions I can tolerate. Where I […]

versescomfort

25 Bible Verses for When You Need God’s Comfort

Psalm 23:4 ESV Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,     I will fear no evil, for you are with me;     your rod and your staff,     they comfort me. Psalm 71:21 ESV You will increase my greatness and comfort me again. Psalm 86:17 ESV Show me a sign of your favor, […]

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I have my heart set on it

My grandmother took me to the beauty shop to have my hair permed for the first time when I was in third grade.   I needed a booster seat to sit in the chair. It’s such a distinctive smell, the scent of perming hair, but they covered over it (or tried to) with coconut-scented solutions and […]

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When I Don’t Get My Way

My one girl gets grumpy. I arrive to pick her up at the end of an activity and I find her huddled on the floor, back turned to the crowd, face hidden on her knees or maybe she’s hiding under a table or in the back of a bathroom stall. She’s not screaming or crying, […]

verses power

20 Bible Verses About God’s Power and Might

Exodus 15:6 ESV Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power,     your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy. 1 Chronicles 29:11 ESV  Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours […]

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The Mystery of the Missing Dustpan

My son lost our dustpan last week. This is the second dustpan he has lost. I do not know how these things happen. There really is no logical explanation, but my dustpan is lost just the same. One day, I pulled out the broom, dustpan and mop and attacked the kitchen floor with cleaning vigor. […]

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I Blame the Weather App

I love summer. I’m not a fan of heat and humidity, but otherwise, I really love it. I love my kids being home and the quiet nights of freedom instead of the evenings rushing to activities. I love not having an hour of homework and a surprise project sent home on the one week you don’t have […]

verseswords

20 Bible Verses and a Prayer about Words and the Power of the Tongue

Psalm 19:14 NASB Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 141:3 NIV Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Proverbs 10:19 ESV When words are many, transgression is not […]

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Scripture

verseswisdom

20 Bible Verses on Wisdom and Making Tough Decisions

Psalm 19:8 ESV the precepts of the Lord are right,     rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure,     enlightening the eyes; Psalm 25:12 ESV Who is the man who fears the Lord?     Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose. Psalm 119:9 ESV How can a young man keep his […]

versescomfort

25 Bible Verses for When You Need God’s Comfort

Psalm 23:4 ESV Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,     I will fear no evil, for you are with me;     your rod and your staff,     they comfort me. Psalm 71:21 ESV You will increase my greatness and comfort me again. Psalm 86:17 ESV Show me a sign of your favor, […]

verses power

20 Bible Verses About God’s Power and Might

Exodus 15:6 ESV Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power,     your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy. 1 Chronicles 29:11 ESV  Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours […]

verseswords

20 Bible Verses and a Prayer about Words and the Power of the Tongue

Psalm 19:14 NASB Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 141:3 NIV Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Proverbs 10:19 ESV When words are many, transgression is not […]

versesmarriage

20 Bible Verses to Pray for Your Marriage

May we love…. John 15:12-13 ESV  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. Colossians 3:14 ESV And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 1 Corinthians […]

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Bookshelf

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Book Review |Your Sacred Yes

Your Sacred Yes: Trading Life-Draining Obligation for Freedom, Passion & Joy by Susie Larson It’s so easy to feel obligated and guilted into saying ‘yes’ to every request for our time and attention, but Susie Larson writes in her book, Your Sacred Yes, about how to discern man-made obligations from God-given invitations.  The book focuses […]

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Book Review | Keep Your Love On

Keep Your Love On by Danny Silk In Keep Your Love On, Danny Silk focuses on some of the conflicts and pitfalls in relationships that drain us emotionally and leave us ready to abandon loving others.  He draws on wisdom and advice from other sources such as love languages (from The Five Love Languages by […]

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If I Plug My Ears | Book Review

Jessie Clemence brings her witty, laugh-out-loud funny, and totally frank voice to the topic of obeying God in her new book, If I Plug My Ears, God Can’t Tell Me To Do.  She shares personally from her own family’s adventures in obedience and especially about her own journey into writing.  Each chapter is also followed by […]

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