Restoring the Lost Petal

*Should Christians Carve Pumpkins?

Halloween is not a favorite holiday in our home. In fact, it’s one we pass by without a second thought. I do enjoy decorating for the season as Autumn is my favorite. As I sit here sipping hot apple cider and watching football the colors of fall are just outside my window under a blanket of […]

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Can You Minister To Others Without Words?

In 1999, I was living in a basement apartment with my boyfriend hating life. Our furniture had to sit on blocks because every time we had more than an inch of rain the floor got wet.  I worked full time supporting myself, a mounting pile of credit card bills and a boyfriend who didn’t work […]

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Give Me Jesus

Hanging up clothes in the walk-in closet, I began singing a song I have not heard in quite some time. “You can have all this world, just give me Jesus” Looking around at the things we’ve accumulated over the three years, I see more stuff than we need. Nothing lavish, most of my wardrobe is […]

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Are You Prepared to Handle the Changes Coming to America?

They say we are no longer a Christian nation. When I look at the actions many citizens, the govement, and the other branches of the government, I can see why. Even Christians can’t seem to figure out how to live out, articulate or act in a way that reflects Jesus Christ. We sling just as […]

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*Are Your Children Getting Bibe Truth or Stories Plus Printable Scripture Cards

A quick glance around the world and it’s obvious that Truth and absolutes are frowned upon. True tolerance, and love are being replaced with false ideas of acceptance and “truth” seems as ever-changing as the tide. The pendulum is changing directions in America. The world our children are growing into is going to look vastly […]

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4 Things to Look for In Devotional Book for Children Plus a Giveaway

I was given a copy of Devotions off the Map from Family Christian for this review. All opinions are my own. An internet search for a “devotional book for children” will yield you thousands of results. There are as many styles and types of books as there are children it seems. So how do you know […]

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4 Secrets You Need For Turbulent Times

I was given a copy of You’ll Get Through This from Family Christian for this review. All opinions are my own. Hopefully you’ve heard it said that being a Christian doesn’t guarantee you an easy life. If no one warned you about that then perhaps you met this reality head on. The test results weren’t […]

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*The Death of a Dream: When God Tells You To Let Go

It was a beautiful day when he sprung the news on me. Suddenly the clouds seemed to swallow up the sun and darkness closed in around me. It wasn’t an affair, it wasn’t illness or injury. It was death and yet when I try to make sense of my emotions it seems futile because it […]

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The Beautiful Names of God

Early in my Christian walk I didn’t know God had names. Knowing the names of God didn’t seem to be a burning question either. God was God, Jesus was his Son and Holy Spirit was our wing man. In fact, even the latter I didn’t understand until my late 20’s. In the Presbyterian church He […]

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Why I Want My Son to Tattle

The world tattling hasn’t been in my vocabulary since elementary school. As in, when I was in elementary school. I never gave tattling a thought until a few weekends ago. Wyatt and some friends were told not to do something and one of the children violated the order. Wyatt came to me and said, “Mommy, […]

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