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The Fisherman

When our family went camping, they had a volunteer fly fisherman from Cabela’s come and teach all of us city slickers how to bait, cast, and reel. Our son Nathan had fished several times with his Grandpa and knew exactly what to do. Despite all of his knowledge and experience with fishing, he never actually […]

You’ll Wear This, Right?

This is what happens when I allow my husband to go into Wal-mart alone. He comes out with gifts. This photo here to the right is the latest one. He pulls it out of the bag, holds it up proudly and says, “You’ll wear this, right?”. Now, I like Duck Dynasty. I get a kick […]

Tales of a Diva in the Desert

This past weekend, I went camping. Yes, camping. In a tent!  I stepped WAY outside of my comfort zone on this one. I went to a place I had never been, tried activities that were definitely not on my bucket list, and well actually, had a blast. One of the dads in our group of campers kept telling […]

Stinky Feet!

Have you ever had a sweet memory pop into your head in the most unexpected moment? Something that made your heart sing, your eyes sting, or your tummy flutter? My mom just moved to Arizona to be near us and I was unpacking her kitchen. As I unwrapped a bottomless well of dishes from the boxes […]

Fortune Cookies

My coworkers and I have a restaurant in town that we like to frequent often. The good and bad news about this restaurant is that they have a gigantic bowl of individually wrapped fortune cookies. This mountainous bowl is in the back of the restaurant where no one actually witnesses how many of these cookies […]

Hallmarks Of A Healthy Tent-Kicker

When we think of powerful leaders, we undoubtedly think of Moses. Scripture affirms this when it says, “But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face” (Deuteronomy 34:10, NKJV). But even Moses needed a tent-kicker.   In Exodus 18, Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, comes to […]

Keep Building!

Construction seems to be an inescapable part of my life right now. Living on the western edges of the suburbs of Phoenix, there is a freeway being built in between where I live and where actual civilization dwells. Every morning on the way to take my children to school, to get to work, or even […]

Snapshots

Relationally dysfunctional kingdom citizens are terrible advertisements for life with God being a better way~ Ed Stetzer President of Lifeway Research. Whenever I visit someone’s home, I always love to walk through their family rooms and hallways and look at their pictures. The snapshots that are proudly displayed there are usually the moments when the […]

The Diamond In The Rough

Have you browsed the Women’s Interests section in your local Christian bookstore recently? You can find  books on adoption, setting boundaries, building better familial relationships, managing your time, become a more effective ministry leader, disciplining your children, suffering loss, overcoming insecurity, what “Christian dating” should look like, and the topics go on and on. In […]