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Christmas Wonder …

Brooke Moore’s photography gifts continue to amaze us. Here are the photos she captured Sunday evening …

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Online Course — The Writings of C.S. Lewis

If you have a highschooler who is looking for a fantastic course for next semester, I urge you to check out Captive Thought Tutorials’ most recent offering: The Writings of C.S. Lewis Makes me wish I were back in high school …

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Cookies are Done! (You should check out the hula dancer gingerbread ladies that Fred made …)

We’ve dipped the coconut balls into chocolate; cut out, baked, and iced the gingerbread & sugar cookies; iced and packaged the brownies; and finished the buttermints. So our candyland extravaganza is ready to ship tomorrow: I’m not sure I could’ve gotten through it without Fred’s artistic help on the icing. Can you believe how cute he can make cookies? What …

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Just Finished a Marathon Baking Session for the Family

This year, our family’s gifts to grandparents and aunts & uncles & cousins this Christmas are a combination of homemade cards (by Sophia) and baked goods/treats. Today I prepped all of the dough that needed to chill overnight (with help from my two little elves …): The Gingerbread cookies and sugar cookies are going to be rolled out, cut out, …

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Thank You, God, for 4-Wheel Drive

Of course, we’re way more thankful for many (MANY!) other things … But this Thanksgiving, we are truly thankful for a 4-wheel drive vehicle: Thank You, God, for this gracious provision. And thanks to all of my friends who have prayed for our family re: our car situation and all of you who have picked me up (and my kids!) …

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Amazing Grace 360: Whole Gospel. Whole Life. Whole World.

Our denomination just announced that we will be holding an international women in the church conference next October: Amazing Grace 360: Whole Gospel. Whole Life. Whole World. The last time they held an international conference, Samaralara and I got to go and it was really something else—4,000 women gathered together to receive great preaching, teaching, and encouragement. We had a …

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Hallelujah Chorus Flash Mob

Do you know about these flash mob phenomena? SO FUN. Especially this one—a MUST WATCH if you like the Hallelujah Chorus and want to smile …

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Snow Cones for Sale Snow Cones for Sale!

Ah, Soph. Feeling the need to spend even MORE time outside in our brrrrrr COLD weather, decided to offer snow cones for sale. Or for FREE as she is quick to say—“Don’t worry about the money! It’s just for fun.” And who watches the girls when I’m writing anyway? Why our friends the Moores do on certain days (sorry I …

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Students don’t learn what I teach them; they learn what I am excited about

Other than the Bible, the only other book I brought to my “tuck away from everything marathon writing weekend” is D.A. Carson’s (excellent!) book about his father: Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor: The Life and Reflections of Tom Carson What a read! I highly recommend it. It’s been a real joy to my heart and helped me to focus on …

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Marathon Writing Day

I’d appreciate any prayers you might send my way as I am deep into another marathon writing day on Dave Edling’s and my current book project, “Redeeming Church Conflicts: Turning Crisis into Compassion and Care.” I’m deep in the thick forest of around 500,000 words right now (exegesis of Scripture, our substantive content, case study examples, etc.), trying hard to …

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