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I have a lot of great friends with great things to say, and I love to have them on my blog to share their thoughts. I encourage you to interact with them via comments and hopefully you will find people on here that encourage you and maybe even possibly allow you to think outside the box. Although I love all these people I might not agree with every single thing they say … and that’s okay!

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Guest Post

Finding Jesus in the Margins by Melissa Ice

By On October 13, 2016

When you become the executive director of a non–profit that serves people in poverty, people sort of assume that you must be “good at serving” or that “must be your thing.” It… Read More

Books

Transformed By Fire

By On September 13, 2016

Excerpt from Play with Fire by Bianca Juarez Olthoff Prologue: The Legend of the Phoenix The caterpillar into the butterfly. The duckling into the swan. The peasant into the princess. Since childhood… Read More

EPILOGUE (John's Arrival June 2015)
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The Cure for Despair by Katherine Wolf

By On July 22, 2016

“People often ask if I ever had a moment of true despair in the wake of my stroke. I think the answer is Yes AND No. If I truly despaired, I don’t… Read More

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Embracing God’s Love in the Valley by Alaina Mayes

By On July 21, 2016

The past five years have been a whirlwind of disappointment, sadness, and hurt with bits of joy sprinkled in. Enduring rounds of infertility that left me broken, adoptions that didn’t go through,… Read More

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Around the World

“It’s Not Either Or” by Courtney Miller

By On July 19, 2016

Friends, Last week I was out of the country and it seemed as though all hell broke lose in America. I asked my friend Courtney to share her thoughts on this past week here… Read More

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Showing Your Husband He Matters: Mandy Rose

By On February 23, 2016

Today’s guest post is from my friend Mandy Rose. Mandy was a guest on The Happy Hour in December and if you haven’t listened to her share her story of her wedding… Read More

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Parenting by Jami Nato

By On February 16, 2016

Today’s post is from my friend Jami Nato who was on The Happy Hour last year. If you haven’t checked out that episode please do, because her words are still with me… Read More

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Around the Web

National Foster Care Month

By On May 27, 2015

When you hear the phrase foster care, what do you first thing of? The month of May is Foster Care Awareness month and I wanted to share a few things with you… Read More

Holiday Traditions
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Holiday Traditions by Sue Allen

By On December 1, 2014

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll have a couple of friends share some of their family holiday traditions with you. I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear some… Read More

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Holiday Traditions: Wynne Elder

By On November 10, 2014

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll have a couple of friends share some of their family holiday traditions with you. I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear some… Read More

Holiday Traditions
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Holiday Traditions by Susan Seay

By On November 3, 2014

This Fall I have asked a couple of friends share some of their family holiday traditions with you. I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear some of your traditions… Read More

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Holiday Traditions: Kelly Stewart

By On October 27, 2014

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll have a couple of friends share some of their family holiday traditions with you. I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear some… Read More

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Every Mom Works by Ashley Andreano

By On July 11, 2014

My mother was a mom that worked in the home, a ‘stay at home mom’. It was AWESOME for me and my brothers. She volunteered like crazy at our schools and she… Read More

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Surprising Peace by Gloria Furman

By On July 7, 2014

A Big Surprise The midwives on the midnight shift in the maternity wing each paid a visit to my room to encourage me. I didn’t sleep that night, but not necessarily because… Read More