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Recreate with Reclaimed Wood

This month at Middle Places our theme has been ReCreate. So we decided to step outside of our normal fare [...]

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June 2015 Photo Challenge…Let’s Play!

Summer's here. Break out the sunglasses, grab a bottle of water, put on your comfy shoes and let's go. Oh! [...]

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Moving: from Overwhelmed to Organized

I hate packing. I get overwhelmed when I pack for a move. All of this stuff has to go into [...]

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Prayer Spaces

We're nearing the end of the month of Recreate here at Middle Places and I have spent a lot of [...]

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That Time I Thought I was Molly Ringwald: A Story of Regret

The year was 1988. I don't remember exactly how we came across the dress, but I want to say we [...]

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Why I Celebrate What I’m Not

Have you ever wished to be better at something?  A better cook or parent, better at drawing, better at making [...]

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Begging To Know How It Feels

I was struggling on what to write this week.  Honestly I just wanted to write this… Chickens are dumb. So [...]

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The Name Game

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." {William Shakespeare, [...]

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Your Favorite Thing

What was your favorite thing to do when you were ten? I think about this question from time to time [...]

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When the Formula Doesn’t Fit

Perhaps you've seen blog posts that look something like this: 5 Steps to an Awesome Marriage 5 Ways to Get [...]

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When Guilt Finds a Safe Haven: A Story About Miscarriage

Ever had the idea that God may have created something in nature specifically with you in mind? I'm pretty sure [...]

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How to Recapture Summer

Do you remember summer? I don't mean last summer, or June 21st, or even the heat.  I mean do you [...]

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Prone to wander

Come, Thou fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace, Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for [...]

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Make Your Cake & Mail It Too!

Anytime I find something with Sandra Denneler’s name attached to it, I immediately know it’s going to be great! Take this [...]

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Make it Again Mom

This month, here at Middle Places, our them is Recreate. As the person with the main responsibility for cooking in [...]

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No one’s better at #fatshaming me than me

I’ve been struggling with weight for over fifteen years now, and this isn’t the first time I’ve talked about it. [...]

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NOT my Highest Calling

The church isn’t the only place that gets it wrong. A commenter on Facebook pointed this out to me, and [...]

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Purple Nails, Blue Hair & a Heart of Gold

“I’ve come to the decision,” she says, “I want to color my hair.” “What color?” I ask. “Purple,” she says, [...]

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Trust the Recipe

I love the honeysuckle smell of spring. So, when a fellow jelly making friend told me she was making honeysuckle [...]

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How We’re Marked by Time

Today is my birthday; I'm forty-two.  Forty is a funny age; people either love flipping over another decade or they [...]

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