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Making the Most of Your Time … Every Day

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Do you ever end the day with the sense you didn’t do anything, even though your checked off to do list suggests otherwise? Earlier this month I was reading Psalm 90 during my quiet time.  This prayer of Moses is rich with praise and insight. One of my favorite verses is the 12: So teach […]

5 Traits of a Fulfilling Quiet Time

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A few weeks ago in my Sunday school class our teacher asked us this question: What do you want others to notice and remember most about you? The answers were as varied as the women sitting around the room. Most centered around relationships, though. These friends of mine wanted to be known as women who […]

Do You have 10 Minutes to Sit before God?

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Do you have 10 minutes to sit before God? To stop moving, to retreat from the world around you, and just to sit? “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” Psalm 46:10 NLT I dare you to do it. Just […]

6 Ways to Stop Busyness from Winning

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The older I get the faster life goes by – or so it seems. The older my kids get, the busier I am. There are always activities or work or play dates to get to and to be picked up from. That’s in addition to my own activities. It’s a busy season of life and […]

I’m Too Busy to Be Too Busy for God

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I’m busy, busy—dreadfully busy. . .  Most of us are busy, even the Amish. Personally, I’m grateful to be busy putting loads of store-bought clothes in my front-loading washer instead of hand-washing handmade frocks that hang on the line. But there’s something different about the intentionality and pace of their lifestyle and the hectic, hurried […]

Comfort Knitting, My Warm and Fuzzy Lifeline

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I write a lot about knitting. It’s my hobby of choice. It keeps me cool in summer. Knitting offers me community weekly. It’s even taught me to be resourceful. But this week I am holding onto my knitting needles like a lifeline. Knitting is what keeps me from drowning. I am overwhelmed (can you be […]

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