Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

real life justice

Justice isn’t a warrior. It’s not a King riding in on a white horse fighting the bad guys and saving the day. My kids love knights and dragons. I’m not sure how that happened or when it exactly occurred, but … Continue reading

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the sweetness of the kingdom: houseparenting in hershey

(This is a story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the Kingdom of God. We’re so blessed to call Ashley, the writer of this guest post, and her husband Joe some of the best friends we’ve ever had. We … Continue reading

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quiet down, cobwebs & dust go to sleep. i'm rocking my baby & babies don't keep.

If you’ve ever done a drop-by at our house, you know that there’s sure to be toys scattered on the floor, dishes piled in the sink and probably one child without pants on. And I think I’m okay with that. … Continue reading

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just a little spark

Never, ever, ever underestimate the influence you, your stories, and your words have on others. Yesterday, my friend Shelley wrote a very cool post, Igniting the Spark, about the ripple effect of our stories. About how the stories we’re writing … Continue reading

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marriage: contracts + covenants

There is so much out there about Christian marriages, I feel kind of disinterested in writing about it. I’m very thankful for five smooth years of marriage. At 20, I was practically a child bride and I know that young … Continue reading

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getting dressed up, feeling unworthy + learning from others

Nothing made me feel more like a little Iowa girl in the big city than the Angels in Adoption gala at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. I like to talk a big game about being a city girl, but … Continue reading

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finding joy in an ordinary day

Joy + gratitude are so easily over looked. Sure, we feel it in the big moments: When we hold our sweet babies for the first time, when we look into the eyes of our spouse and say ‘I do’, when … Continue reading

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