Book Review: And Life Comes Back

From the back cover: “When your life falls apart—through a death, a lost relationship, a diagnosis—you want more than anything to know that your pain has a purpose. And that beyond your pain, a new day awaits.  Tricia Lott Williford discovered this in a few tragic hours when her thirty-five-year-old husband died unexpectedly. In And Life Comes […]

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Just Ridiculous

If we’re friends on Facebook, you know that I’ve been looking at kitchen cabinet knobs and pulls for longer than I thought humanly possible. It’s become ridiculous. Here’s the problem in all it’s mundane glory: The catalogue picture of our cabinets  (the picture on the left – but ours are natural maple, without all the […]

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Faith Community Talk: Be Healed

We had a really encouraging morning.  THAT DOG did not eat the communion bread (despite an impressive attempt), and we prayed for God to heal each of us…then watched, rather stunned, as God answered our prayers – two bad cases of congestion, GONE.  Not everyone we prayed for was healed (yet?) but this felt like […]

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Book Recommendations!

It’s been awhile since I’ve reviewed books here, so I thought I’d offer some recommendations today. Whether you’re planning a vacation or looking for an entertaining distraction to take your mind off this arctic cold, here are some great reads to consider:  MEMOIR: Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood by Leah Vincent Official […]

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Part of the Chaos

I spent yesterday pulling giant pink ceramic tile up off of the kitchen floor. It was loud and chunks of stuff everywhere, whacking me in the face and hands and knees…it was total tumult, and yet sooooooo satisfying.  It felt like a metaphor for life: how once you accept the fact that there’s really no […]

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Let’s Get to Work

I am rereading this book, watching as our kitchen is transformed from worn and broken to new and fully functional, and inspired by a friend who reminded us how God makes everything beautiful in time.   In every area of life, we can’t fathom God, and yet we have these hints of what He wants to […]

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Faith Community Talk: Our Quest for Wisdom

Here are the notes from our Faith Community talk this week. I hope they encourage you :) Our Quest for Wisdom  This week was my birthday.  I turned 45. This is the first birthday that has felt “big” to me: like I should pause and pay attention, think about what this means.  I think this […]

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