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The Learning Curve

The Learning Curve

Do you think we can ever learn enough? Admittedly, I'm rather curious by nature. As an adult, I’ve taken classes to learn quilting, calligraphy, photography, floral design, sailing, inspirational speaking, writing, computer skills, cooking (I keep trying!), cake decorating, counseling and the Bible.

Loving God With All We’ve Got

Loving God With All We’ve Got

Happy New Year! On the blog this month, our focus is Loving God With All We’ve Got. To do that, we will be chatting about several topics pertaining to personal and spiritual growth. To begin this conversation, let’s take an overview of the most impactful areas of our lives. When asked what is most important, Jesus answered, “Love the Lord your God…

Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community

Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community

I went to a Christian college for my undergraduate degree and one of the words I heard a lot while there was “community.” I thought I knew what community was all about, but it wasn’t until I read Life Together…

3 Disciplines of Hope

3 Disciplines of Hope

It was around this time, seven years ago, that I found myself in the midst of an agonizingly hopeless season. It was the two year anniversary of when my infertility journey began. I remember sitting across a restaurant table from my husband, discussing my thoughts on the new year and grieving the absence of the child we so desperately wanted. But, I shared with him that I had chosen a theme for the new year – the theme of hope. This theme encompassed my hopeful desire to become a mother, along with focusing on Christ as my hope. My struggle throughout this difficult season was when those two hopes would get out of alignment.

What’s on God’s Christmas List?

 What’s on God’s Christmas List?

My office started a tradition last Christmas season. This will be the second year to unpack our three precious porcelain Wise Men figurines and place them by the manger. The nativity will be complete with farm animals, an angel somewhere, a shepherd or two, and then the three focal characters of Mary, Joseph, and the sweet baby Jesus Christ. Such a precious scene.