The Beautiful Failures of Freedom

While watching the Olympics we’re often given a glimpse into the daily routines of the athletes – the hours of practice, special diets, and focused training they receive. I’m always interested in the spots that focus on the training camps of the...

The Smart Momma’s Facebook Pledge

All mothers talk about their kids. We brag, we whine, we ask for prayer, but they are our favorite topic. And if we occasionally share Too Much Information we know that the handful of friends who heard us will forgive and pretend to forget. Unfortunately social media...

The Only Gifts You Can Give…

We encourage giving. All giving. If a can of soup shows up in an empty pantry, we consider it mission accomplished. After all, it doesn’t really matter how it got there or who gave it, does it? The other day I witnessed a exchange that I’ve seen a hundred...

The Perfect Flaw

Usually my 4th grade son’s writing assignments involve heroes with super powers. They throw grenades, dodge bullets and never make mistakes. This week as we worked on a character sketch I insisted that he only write about “real life” 4th grade...

The Voices of Good Friday – Part 3

In the rush to Easter we often overlook Good Friday. “Yes, that’s when Jesus was crucified,” we say, “but He rose again.” Praise God. But let’s not forget that two thousand years ago very few people expected that miracle. Even His closest followers didn’t understand...

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