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Elf Yourself

Thanks for all of the kind emails and comments about my last post. Life is just a blast, eh? Nothin’ but fun. WELL … since I can’t stop the sea from rolling onto the beach, I decided that one thing I could do is make my daughter LAUGH AND LAUGH. So I “elfed” our family (& Lilikoi & Scout). If …

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Oh that I had the wings of a dove …

(Excerpts from Psalm 55. If it resonates with your heart today? Please go and read the entire psalm and then you will understand the kind of day/week/season I’m having.) “Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy! My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen upon me. …

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Tears streaming down my face, I’m laughing so hard …

Absolute hysterical laughter. Tears streaming down my face. The kind of funny you just have to share with someone–so I took my laptop over to Fred (plus he was wondering what all the hysteria was about). I need a tissue. SO FUNNY: And Now a Word from Your Thanksgiving Cakes (HT: Cake Wrecks–When Professional Cakes Go Horribly, Hilariously Wrong)

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Only if you want to laugh …

3AM. Happy Thanksgiving (technically)! Soph just startled and called out for Momma. Valiant Fred did jump up (to his credit) and hooray (!), no medical trauma in the night. Just a muffin in need of a few minutes with Momma, so I climbed into bed with her and cuddled until she calmly fell back asleep. ‘Course Fred was instantly back …

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Fear OR “Faith working through love”

Yesterday was not the day I planned to have–but there were many blessings anyway. One of them was our reading to prepare for small group. As our pastor preaches through Galatians, our small groups are reading and discussing Tim Keller’s commentary–and it is profound. Convicting? Yes! But comforting, too. Not condemning–well, as long as I keep praying for the grace …

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Low energy, sad day

Do you ever just have a low-energy, sad-for-no-reason day? Especially on certain days of the month? Especially at certain times of the year? I do. Like today. I am really praying that I will walk through my duties and pleasures this day in God-honoring ways. When I’m this tired (and sad), I am REALLY tempted to sin (sloth, escapism, gluttony). …

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Solemn Thanksgiving and Praise

If you’re so inclined, I hope you will read this slowly and discuss it with your children. It is not only historically accurate, it is encouraging–especially as we continue to pray for the many changes coming soon to our government. The First National Proclamation of Thanksgiving as given by the Continental Congress in 1777: “FOR AS MUCH as it is …

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Saying Grace

“Saying Grace” by Norman Rockwell (By the way–if you ever have a chance to see a Norman Rockwell exhibit, go! A small grouping of his original paintings came through Billings a few years ago and WOW! Did we love seeing the actual artwork in person–as compared to “flat” reproductions in magazines or on shiny-stock posterboard. Real art has so much …

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Mommas Don’t Let Their Babies Grow Up to be PASTORS

Pastor Anyabwile has been cracking me up over at PureChurch and today was no exception. I LOVED this song when I was a kid — well, the original version (a la cowboys). I think it was the only career advice I ever received from my parents and HEY! Look! Now I’m a lawyer living in Montana surrounded by cowboys. 🙂 …

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Overlooking an Offense (HT: Tim Challies)

Tim Challies has a great post on overlooking that I encourage you to read: Overlooking an Offense His main points are: 1. Examine Yourself 2. Examine Yourself Again: Are You Right? 3. Determine the Importance 4. Look for Patterns 5. Be Sensitive 6. Seek Counsel And I’ll close with his closing words (on seeking counsel) to tempt you to (hopefully) …

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