Faith, Life

So Long Self

If you believe the images you see out there, women are feeling better about themselves than they have in decades. Positivity is finally getting the momentum it deserves and we are coming into our own. Do you remember the children’s tale by the wonderful Hans Christian Andersen, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”? In the story, the… Continue reading So Long Self

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Paying Tribute

My husband and I recently escaped the day-to-day to enjoy a weekend get-away in honor of our 30th Anniversary. Though you can’t travel a great distance for a single weekend, living west of the Mississippi means there is always a worthy destination within a few hours’ drive. We headed due south to the Black Hills… Continue reading Paying Tribute

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Alterations

I'm a seamstress— have been nearly as far back as I can recall. My mother started me out hand sewing little quilts for my dolls. I still own the teddy bear upon which I performed ‘surgery’ that displays the child-like stitches I used to suture his wound. By early adolescence I had purchased a machine… Continue reading Alterations

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Shabby Chic God

One of my favorite me-time activities is sipping tea while mulling over home decorating books (or more recently Pinterest). None hold my interest quite like those written by interior designers that are half artist, half junk-hound. The last decade has seen an absolute explosion of the DIY repurposing of the most unlikely objects into unique… Continue reading Shabby Chic God

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Learning to Be Clay

So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Then the word of the Lord came to me. He… Continue reading Learning to Be Clay

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Ground Zero

They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.  Isaiah 61:4 My oldest son just celebrated his 3rd wedding anniversary today. If history were to repeat itself, he would now be half way through the life of his marriage. Sobering… Continue reading Ground Zero

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Disappearing Act

He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30 The book of Acts (5:12-16) recounts a story in which Peter, a follower of Jesus and leader in the early church, is ministering on the crowded streets of Jerusalem. Because so many miracles were being performed by these Believers, scores of the sick were brought out… Continue reading Disappearing Act