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The Ultimate Christmas Purchase

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45 I have truly never thought about this word… RANSOM. I have honestly never pondered the idea of ransom, how it relates to Christmas and the reality that Jesus … Continue reading

100% Maybe

Luke was in the back seat listening in on a conversation between Brent and me on Sunday afternoon.  We were driving in the van, the music was a bit loud, and I had no idea he could hear us. We were discussing the week ahead.  Baseball tryouts.  Bible study. The appointment with our insurance man. … Continue reading

A Servant-Hearted Christmas

Even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28 Last night, I sat and made my grocery list. The week of Christmas adds quite unusual things to the page. For example, I will put at least one stick of … Continue reading

Rockin’ Around The Angel Tree

This year, my mother-in-law suggested that in lieu of buying for the adults in our family, we put our dollars together and use that money towards a family in need. Love. It. (And love you, Vicki) So we did. And God was faithful to bring a family in need to our attention. We were able … Continue reading

December Ideas: A "Twist" on Advent Dinner

Advent is a season in which we are invited to watch and wait for God’s arrival among us – making it a time of intense yearning and deep longing. It is a time filled with hope and anticipation. Advent is the time where we take heed of the words of Jesus, “Therefore, keep watch because … Continue reading

One Necessary Thing for the Holidays {II}

Imagine yourself standing in a long checkout line at Target. To pass the time you begin to browse the magazines. You have no children with you, the nanny has them all at home practicing violin (hey – this is fiction…let’s make it good) so you grab a “grown-up” candy bar to share with absolutely no … Continue reading

The Fall of June Cleaver

An excellent wife who can find? – Proverbs 31:10 Last night turned ugly. The evening started very well. Cool weather. A pot of soup on the stove. Brent walked in the front door to a happy wife in the kitchen and happy kids playing in the back yard. We all sat at dinner and shared … Continue reading

A Long Run. And a New Couch.

The date was 10-10-10 of last year. The weather was picture perfect Autumn. Crisp, clean air. Ripe leaves ready to touch ground. And this morning my mind was made up. On 10-10-10, I wanted to run 10 miles….By golly. I remember this run, not because it was 10-10-10. Not because it was a picture perfect … Continue reading

Diary Of A Fantasy Football Wife

Ethan was a six-months-old and Grant was barely three when Brent tried to explain. “It’s a draft. And I have to be on the computer at the same time as all of the guys I’m playing against. It is time sensitive. I need to be online with all of them or I will miss out … Continue reading

Day 31 of Prayer! Sending Out The Farmers…

A heart for missions Last week at the pool, I had the great privilege of meeting a little boy who had recently come home from Ghana. At the age of three, he was adopted into a Jesus-lovin’ family of six. Mom. Dad. And four older brothers. I spoke with the mother about her adoption experience. … Continue reading