If Only

If Only If Only

If Only

Written by Dene Nidiffer   Doesn’t your mind tell you? If only I had said it like this instead of that. If only I had been more prepared, I thought I was. If only I would follow the rules. If only I would master the mundane. If only I could stop. If only I would […]

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Fat Girl Faith

Fat Girl Faith Fat Girl Faith

Fat Girl Faith

Written by Rachel Snyder   I’ve struggled with my weight for many years. Like, all of them. My whole adult life has been spent between 220 and 250 pounds. A size 16/18 (sometimes closer to an 18, a 16 when I was feeling pretty svelte). I was about to start that whole love-the-skin-you’re-in-who-cares-if-I’m-fat thing. Finally. […]

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Obedience in the Inconvenience

Obedience in the Inconvenience Obedience in the Inconvenience

Obedience in the Inconvenience

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Written by Angela Sutskhan   It happened again.  The fast heartbeat that I couldn’t ignore and the still small voice inside my head that wouldn’t stop whispering to me. I tried to dismiss it and talk myself out of it – surely God had someone more equipped to do this particular job. I needed to […]

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Do you wish or do you pray?

Do you wish or do you pray? Do you wish or do you pray?

Do you wish or do you pray?

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Written by Donna Bowles   Working in an elementary school at this time of the year, one of the highlights of my day is going out for recess. I long for fresh air and sunshine on my head even if it means enduring the cold for half an hour. Recently, a kindergartener I had not […]

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Called to Love

Called to Love Called to Love

Called to Love

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Written by Dene Nidiffer   If you’ve read anything I have written for this blog over time you know I have an adopted daughter. She’s the “apple of my eye”, she “completes me”… she really is an amazing kid (her name is Delaney). She is smart, funny, witty, kind, beautiful inside and out! I feel […]

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It’s only with surrender….

It’s only with surrender…. It’s only with surrender….

It’s only with surrender….

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Written by Angela Sutsakhan This week a box arrived in the mail and on the cover was one of my favorite verses. When I opened an email the next day, God again put that verse before me. It is a verse that has encouraged me since I was a child, Romans 8:28:  “All things work together […]

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Glass Houses

Glass Houses Glass Houses

Glass Houses

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Written by Dene Nidiffer   I’d venture to guess we have all heard or said or thought about the old saying…                   Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Its meaning is: You should not criticize other people for having the same faults that you yourself have. I’ve had the occasion recently to witness stones (really big and heavy stones) being thrown at my very best […]

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The Salve in the Sword

The Salve in the Sword The Salve in the Sword

The Salve in the Sword

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Written by Rachel Snyder I faced a particularly stressful personal situation this week. I was in tears more than once, frustrated that peace would not come and soothe my heart. I prayed and prayed for peace! You know, that peace that passes understanding? Like a dove or whatever, ascending on my heart and covering it […]

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Broken

Broken Broken

Broken

Written by Angela Sutsakhan I love having bible study with women where we open God’s Word and learn truths that can help us function in our everyday lives.   These truths help me not just to function, but they help me to thrive in my role as a wife, mother, and employee.   I love to get real […]

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Authenticity

Authenticity Authenticity

Authenticity

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Written by Dene Nidiffer Recently, my teen daughter encountered her first major “young woman” opportunity for authenticity… Someone she barely knew was talking behind her back to my daughter’s good friend. Another girl told my daughter that her friend did not stand up for her during this exchange. As we all have been, it hurt […]

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Keep Going

Keep Going Keep Going

Keep Going

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Written by Rachel Snyder   By the grace of God, I have a wonderful life. I have an incredibly godly, loving, supportive, handsome husband. He works for a good company and he’s home by dinner every night without fail. I have two darling children, a boy and a girl (a millionaire’s family, as it’s called), […]

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Sweatpant Grace

Sweatpant Grace Sweatpant Grace

Sweatpant Grace

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Written by Lise Caldwell Winter = Sweatpants. From the first cool temps of late October until the daffodils in my front garden raise their golden heads, I live in my sweatpants. Like a second (warmer) skin, my favorite pairs keep me cozy through the frigid winter months. My Dutch doll quilt (thanks, Mom!), my Hot […]

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