Faith + Life

Smell My Life

One day a few years back I had a very funny conversation with my daughter, Peyton. She was curious…why was the neighbor dog always coming over into our yard and then sniffing Buddy's backside?  I giggled and remembered many years ago when the exact […]

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What’s Your Motive?

“All a man’s ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the Lord.” —Proverbs 16:2 I’ve been writing a series of blogs pertaining to the busyness of our lives — a busyness that our culture deems normal and expected (See Living Busy […]

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The God Who Reminds

Sometimes we pray as if God sometimes forgets or tries to renege on His promises and is depending on pray-​​ers to remind Him of them. God does not need to be reminded of His promises. He made promises and bound […]

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Take the 30-​Day Praise Challenge

“I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.” —Psalm 34:1 Thirteen years ago, after being diagnosed with breast cancer, I received a rather bizarre challenge from my mentor. Her challenge was, “Try spending 20 minutes […]

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Setting Unrealistic Expectations

“Hey Mom, who’s coming over?” Peyton’s blue eyes were wide and expectant yesterday as she asked me this question. I responded, “Why do you ask? Nobody’s coming over, honey.” She paused, looked around and said, “But you’re cleaning!” Ouch. The house […]

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Trusting God When Life Falls Apart

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” —Philippians 4:19 My oldest son was in 5th grade and needed a 20 oz. […]

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