Bummer Summer?

This summer was supposed to be golden. Golden and magical and dreamy and perfect, with loooong afternoons at the pool followed by (probably too many) trips to the Dairy Queen for twist cones and lazy mornings in our pajamas and most of all, most importantly, bonding with my kids.  I cherished last summer with the …

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Lord, let me be a Martha

With the exception of the Woman of Valor described in Proverbs 31, I don't think there is a female in all of scripture that Christian women use to beat themselves up more than poor old Martha. You remember Martha, right?  Yes, yes.  Mary's sister.  The nagging one. “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has …

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The Ministry of Oreo Cookies

Last week my baby boy somehow, miraculously, turned 6 years old.  He is big and strong and tender and generous and asks curious, philosophical questions about life.   To celebrate we invited some family and school friends over and I sent my husband to the store to get some chips and cookies.  He came back with …

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