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No more soda …

It hit me that I haven’t posted on my “peace with FOOD” struggles in a little while, so I thought I’d share a little something that’s been new for me in 2007 … I gave up SODA for the ENTIRE YEAR. Yup–I haven’t had ANY soda (not even diet!) since December. And MAN has it been STRANGE. First of all–it’s …

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Loving Our Enemies …

Molly R. has another stellar post over at Brittle Crazy Glass and I encourage you to check it out. I’ll tempt you with just a few lines (an excerpt from a book she is reading by M. Volf): “After I finished my lecture Professor Jurgen Moltmann stood up and asked one of his typical questions, both concrete and penetrating: ‘But …

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Thank you WIC & Wintersburg (& Everyone Else Too!)

I’m just starting to SLOWLY read through all of the cards that came in after we lost the baby two weeks ago … and I am so very, very grateful for the encouragement, prayers, kindness, and vulnerability in each card. MANY of you shared that you have experienced a similar loss–what a comfort it is to know that we are …

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Peacemaking Mama???

I’m thinking about putting together a book proposal for my publisher on the topic of Peacemaking Mamas–Growing in Grace Through the Childrearing Years (or something along those lines). Just brainstorming, I was thinking that the “peace with God, others, and within” structure might still be good and would lend itself to topics like: PEACE WITH GOD 1. Questioning God 2. …

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The BEST VBS Curriculum!

Are you looking for a biblical, practical, and WONDERFUL VBS curriculum? If so … look no further! The “Peacemaker Clubs” curriculum that my pastor developed in our PCA church is ready and currently available on my resources page. I mention this again because I’ve been selling these for my pastor left & right! (It must be that time of year …

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Dependent on one another …

(HT to Molly R. for this great quote!) “It is the order of grace that Christians are instrumentally dependent upon each other; as we grow they grow; as they grow we grow. Whatever we do for their benefit is for our own; whatever they do for our benefit is for their own. Thus, it is not only our duty, but …

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Not crazy … just sad.

I couldn’t sleep last night. I won’t bother to list out all of the “reasons” why … but it was hard and scary and I was incredibly troubled in my spirit. At one point, I turned to Fred and said, “I think I’m going crazy.” To which he replied: “You’re not crazy, Tara. You’re just sad.” I could never merit …

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Go to sleep in peace …

Mrs. A. posted a great quote over at PeaceGals: “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” Victor Hugo (It was especially timely because I couldn’t SLEEP last night.) Thanks for the reminder that God is awake, …

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Progress …

Ahhhh! A little progress. A tiny glimpse of God’s work of sanctification and growth in grace in my life. Ahhhh! Thanks, God. What a gift. Here’s what happened … I was looking around my–organized but dusty–home trying to figure out what toys and books had to be moved in order to make room for our small group … And I …

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Thank you, AW!

(BEFORE my previous morose post … 🙂 ) My friend sent me an email today and one line said: “And His banner over us is LOVE!” What a great reminder. And what a friend too. Remember that His banner IS over you! And His banner is love. Amen.

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