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That Day I Lost And Found My Jesus On A Steamy Pile Of Poo

I own a horse farm. It’s super funzies most of the time, but when the weather is especially bad it [...]

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March 2015 Photo Challenge

It's March already! Shew! That snuck up on me. I love March. I mean...what's not to love? I get to [...]

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(RE)lent: Embracing the art of Surrender

So February was fun, huh? Relentless ice, relentless cold, relentless snow, relentless flu.  I've gotta tell you, I haven't heard [...]

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STILL Waiting?

Back in October, I wrote here at Middle Places about God fulfilling words that had been spoken over our family [...]

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Focus: Less is More

Over lunch with my husband on the last day of 2014, I pulled out my new goals journal. The cover [...]

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You Didn’t See Me

You walked past me on the street yesterday. You didn’t see me, because your phone buzzed and that call was [...]

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To Raise a Strong Woman

All around me storms rage. Friends ache of loneliness, heartbreak, devastation. Dreams unfulfilled, marriages shattered, finances in ruin. And we’ve [...]

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On Texting, Facebook, and Those Selfies

There are two things I know for sure that I am terrible at. I can't fry bacon worth eating, and [...]

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Enter in

He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. Psalm 23. Apparently, I gave up health for Lent. This [...]

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Safe Handling of Dynamite

Fire out of control will raze an entire community if left unchecked.   Under control it melts away the impurities. [...]

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What seems to be the problem?

My dreams have been messed up lately, full of emotion and weirdness. I wake up frequently, almost as if in [...]

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Keepin’ The Home Fires Burnin’

So friends, in thinking about the month of all things LOVE and our fabulous theme for the month, I am [...]

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Connect the Dots

Draw nine dots on your paper. Like this: Now use four consecutive lines to connect all nine dots. Those were [...]

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I’m Too Busy

It's my default answer to questions like "How are you doing today?" or "We need help with________. Are you available?" [...]

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When You’re Feeling Burned Out

My mother in law, whose house I live in, has a wonderful, large brick fire place. The house was built [...]

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Let’s Talk

Five years ago I learned a very hard lesson: there are things we just don't talk about in ministry.  I [...]

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My god of perfection…

“Just fix a bowl of cereal” my husband told me, but even that seemed to take too much of my [...]

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He loves me… He loves me not.

And another Valentine’s Day is about to go down in history.   Is this the year you waited for?  Are [...]

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Where is My Beloved? God’s Heart for You this Valentine’s Weekend

You may have already picked up our theme for the month of February here at Middle Places, that of rekindle. [...]

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There Will Be Poppies

It was around this time last year that Jesus told me “there will be poppies.” I know for sure it [...]

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