Finding Grace Amidst the Mess

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Somewhere at the beginning of this day there was a plan. Honest. No one told me there would be days like this as I sat in my French literature class at the university. No one prepared me for this part of homemaking. I meant to help my five-year-old son clean his room. He needed a… Read More

Why I Refused to Love My Neighbor (Plus a Giveaway!)

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When our daughter outgrew her swing set, we sold it to an acquaintance who struggled to find a truck and some buddies to help haul it away. We weren’t home when his plan came together, so we told him to go ahead and get started. They removed the swings and were dismantling the slide when… Read More

5 Ways to Edit Your Home

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Recently I wrote a post over on my blog about telling a story with your home. I talked about ways in which you can use your surroundings as a way to convey your family values and priorities. Today I’d like to discuss a key to simplifying—editing your home once your story is already being told…. Read More

A Prayer for the Week Ahead

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Last week during my Bible study, a verse jumped out at me.  Funny, isn’t it, how you can read a passage countless times and then one day, the words come alive in a new and powerful way? I shared the verse on Instagram and on Facebook. And the words burrowed deep into my heart and… Read More

The Heart of the Home

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One of the things we really wanted to do to our new house was remodel the kitchen. It screamed for updating. So six weeks ago the demolition began. We are still in the middle of the project. Everything everyone has ever said about redoing a kitchen seems to be true: It will take longer than… Read More

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