the dangerous definition of love

Everyone wants to be loved. And most people want to love others in return. But do we truly know what love is? Today, my friend Katherine Henson is here sharing a guest post about love. Below, she so eloquently delves into the deep divide between God’s love and culture’s misshapen version of it. I’ve been married for […]

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hope springs forth: it is good

I woke up to a toddler in fuzzy footie PJs lying on top of me, and rolled over to meet my other son’s little brown toes aiming for my face. Throughout the night, we managed to attract a two-year-old, a four-year-old, and an over-weight dog under the covers of our queen bed. This morning, as I collected morning kisses […]

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so very merry

Can you believe it? Christmas is here! I’ve taken a bit of a blogging break here in December. I’ve been fingerpainting Christmas trees and frosting snowman cookies and experiencing advent through the eyes of two little ones, and it’s been so very merry. But I just wanted to take a little minute, in the midst […]

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31 days of living free: mornings

My two little people are tucked away, dreaming, and I’m up after a busy weekend, looking at my mess (what else is new?) and trying to commit to this whole blogging-for 31-straight-days thing. And I’m thinking about the week ahead. I’m thinking about all the busy that tends to sneak its way into my heart. […]

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God is bigger, but is he really?

Setting sun and twinkling stars, glowing fireflies and open fields. There’s nothing quite like a Midwest summer night. After the last bubbles circled the drain and we whispered the final page of Green Eggs and Ham, after we pulled the covers over two little boys and quietly shut the creaky door, we tiptoed into the […]

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when beauty blooms

As I sip my coffee and watch the sun rise above our quiet town, I think about the beauty that surrounds me. The rainbow of tulips blooming, my one-year-old’s wobbly steps, the dripping icing on the cinnamon rolls. These beautiful things are gifts that often blur into the business, splashes of color that get muddled on the canvas […]

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the bond of peace

I get frustrated easily. I get frustrated with others. I get frustrated with myself. My heart starts pounding and peace flies out the window and frustration swiftly takes its place. I want to walk with humility and gentleness. To be patient and to take up love before all else. But have you ever noticed that these things […]

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