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“I don’t know HOW you do it – I don’t have the PATIENCE to homeschool…”  I laugh inside every time someone says that to me, and want to yell “NEITHER DO I!!!!”  Neither do I have the energy and strength to be a church planting pastor’s wife, or a mother of five!! it’s just not […]

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I am always amazed when the Holy Spirit opens up a familiar scripture to me and teaches me something that I have never seen before, and knows just when I need to understand what He wants to teach me.    I memorized Psalm 91 when I was just a little girl.  I have returned to […]


commit and trust

  The mind is such a powerful tool, and one where we can win or lose battles daily.  I constantly find a war waging in mine.  Our thoughts are where our emotions are bred. The Holy Spirit brought Proverbs 16:3 to my mind this morning, and as I have pondered this verse all day, I […]

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true love

Sixteen years ago today, Ray and I stood at a wedding altar and pledged our love to one another, not fully comprehending what “in sickness and in health” and “for better or worse” really meant – not truly comprehending love. We have now begun to understand that love is more than an emotion, more than […]


why not?

This year in school, we had the opportunity to read several missionary biographies.  One of our favorites was Nate Saint by Janet and Geoff Benge.  (This is a YWAM biography which I love, love, love!) One of the things that stood out to me was how Mrs. Saint encouraged her children to carry out their […]

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This past week, we took our oldest sons to visit my 97 year old great uncle who was a WWII veteran.  He is an amazing man and his memory is remarkable.  We enjoyed story after story of his life in the war and as a boy.  He would begin each one by saying “I wanted […]


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At ten weeks pregnant, we found out last week during a routine appointment that God had chosen to take our baby home.  My heart is grieving and aching for this child I will never hold.  This is the fourth child we’ve lost, yet the pain is the same and maybe even greater this time. I […]

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Praying Hands bible

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One of the most necessary yet difficult things to teach young believers is in the area of prayer. Most know how to be thankful, ask forgiveness, intercede for others, yet often miss what it is to truly “commune” with God and share that intimate fellowship that is so critical for the effective Christian walk. It […]


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One of the things I will miss the most when my children are grown are our times around the dinner table. From silly games to discussions, it is a precious time that we have together. We laugh more around our dinner table than probably any other time. It is a time to stop and enjoy […]

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As I turn the last page of 2010 today, and reflect upon all that has been written this year, I am once again enthralled by God’s handiwork in my life. This has been one of the most difficult years for our family, yet through the difficulties God has lovingly drawn us closer to his comforting […]