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this is the day

this is the day

"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 NIV She burst into tears. "I don't like school! I'm never...

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be still

be still

"Be still, and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10 NIV If asked if I'm picky, I'll answer no. That's not my style of control. I like to be flexible and...

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He is with us

He is with us

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you...

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it is finished

it is finished

These three words have come to mean a lot to me this year. I put them on my letterboard and look at it every day as a reminder because I am so prone...

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lift your eyes up

lift your eyes up

I woke and the house was quiet. It wasn't necessarily early; we've grown very accustomed to the irregular weekday schedule that doesn't require an...

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it changed my life

it changed my life

Three things happened back-to-back that changed the trajectory of my bible-reading life (and my whole life, actually). It first started with a post...

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for the non-fiction types

for the non-fiction types

I listened to a podcast conversation where the host and guest mentioned listening to audio books. One woman said she doesn’t often listen to books...

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he takes great delight in you

he takes great delight in you

Our oldest son is just the nicest kid – he is smart and friendly, witty and creative. He’s responsible and caring (and as sloppy as they come, but I...

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be kind

be kind

The quality I admire most in others, the one character trait I wish for our children and the word I’d love for our family to be defined by...

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thoughts about instagram

thoughts about instagram

I’ve recently unfollowed just about 700 accounts on Instagram. You read that right: seven hundred. I now follow right around 400 which means that at...

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pop those headphones in

pop those headphones in

I listen to a lot of podcasts. It dawned on me when I was sharing my five things Friday on Instagram and all I wanted to talk about were the podcast...

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lesson learned

lesson learned

Confession: I restarted one of my daily sketches. I told myself I wouldn’t start over. If the shading was weird or proportions not quite right I...

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favorite children’s books

favorite children’s books

For as long as I can remember I have loved picture books. As a child I would study the illustrations of my favorites – Blueberries for Sal, The...

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what to do with critics

what to do with critics

The meanest comment in all my years of blogging was about this doll I made. At the end of a tirade about how my house was just like all the others...

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it’s not about the whale

it’s not about the whale

I listened to a teaching on the book of Jonah this morning. Turns out, the story is not about the whale. It’s about Jonah - and you! and me! -...

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it’s time to write

it’s time to write

It was a regular Monday morning. I got Brady off to school (Ryan gets up with Ethan an hour earlier, bless his heart), then made my way back up to...

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