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Danger! Comfort Zone Ahead

At the tender age of 22, I moved to Germany.  And I was terrified. I’m dreadful with foreign languages, and [...]

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How To Make Room For Grace

Hey peeps!  It's your brunette-ish BB here.  (In case you are a BB newby, BB is short for our site Beautifully [...]

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The Thanksgiving Present

You're probably reading this Monday morning, but in reality, I'm not actually at the computer right now. I am writing [...]

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Child of Promise: John the Baptist

Sometimes the greatest gifts come in strange packages. A man emerges from years in the wilderness clothed only in a [...]

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Hurt People

It might be hard to tell – or not – but I’m a little bit of a hot head. When [...]

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Thanksgiving Giving Chain

Are you celebrating Thanksgiving this year (not all of our readers are American)? If not, is it because you see [...]

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Despair is No Different from Cancer

A little while ago, I walked through glass doors with a breaking heart and tears I couldn't control. I'd been [...]

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The Gift of One.More.Thing.

Because I'm not very good at practicing what I preach and I therefore have many "teachable moments"...I'm going to give [...]

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Unexpected Grace

When I tell people that my mother-in-law lives with our family, most of them balk, gasp, or let out an [...]

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Awaiting Advent

Lately I am drawn to the liturgical calendar. When everything in life seems chaotic and random, the permanence of seasons [...]

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Child of Promise: Samuel

No angel. No proclaimed promise. Just one woman crying alone in the dark for the LORD to answer her prayer. I [...]

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Finding My Rhythm in the Seasons of Life

“One blankie, two blankies, three blankies,” I count out as I cover my daughter’s slight frame with her much-loved blankets. [...]

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A Pinch of Salt and a Dash of Grace

Can you smell it? Cinnamon and nutmeg are now regular scents in the air. The holidays are getting closer and closer, and [...]

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How to Bake Bread Via Cell Phone

The holidays mean different things for different people. For me, it means missing my family. I haven't lived near home [...]

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If You Build It, He Will Come

{photo source} The holidays seem to be the busiest time of year for our family. How about yours? I was [...]

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When Grace is Shaken Together

Not every girl can say that her mama's Avon lady was a big part of her childhood. My first memories [...]

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Into the Mystic

We were born before the wind Also younger than the sun Ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed [...]

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Child of Promise: Samson

Silence. This child of promise comes long after the people have given up or forgotten God's promises. As we continue [...]

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Receiving Grace is . . .

. . . Active not Passive This week I have been working on a project for a Celebration of Peace [...]

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Initiating Romance with Your Husband

On any given day, if you catch me out of the house, you’re bound to find me wearing flip flops, [...]

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