Compassion Blog Month: Sacrifice

I can see his face.  These bottomless eyes and the look of hesitancy, of wary as he posed for the camera.  He is 4 years old and I wonder some days what went through is little mind when the Compassion representative snapped his photo. Could his little mind comprehend what would happen when our family received his beautiful face in the mail?  Currently his picture is crowded with all of the other...
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Behind the Scenes: (in)Courage

Linking up again this week with Crystal Stine for her Behind the Scenes.  There is so much great beauty over here, brave writers who dare to take you beyond the frame of the photo.  Won’t you join us? The Photo   There’s this community on-line that makes my breath catch when I think about it.  Those little bumps that raise all prickly right over your skin – that’s what...
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This is the Day

“This is the day the Lord has made… ” Today is the day.  So much waiting, so much anticipation and so much prayer has gone into this moment.  And I think about the verse above and THIS day, the one that He made for me.  I think about how He knew that today, with the sky slightly overcast, the house humming quiet and the fresh breeze billowing the curtains in the living room, I...
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Five Minute Friday

 Okay it’s Five Minute Friday except I’m posting on Thursday night at 10PM because our lovely hostess Lisa-Jo Baker has taken pity on us old tired moms and decided to move to an earlier time.  Different time but same lovely group of amazing writers who gather to write fearlessly and without over editing and worrying about what other’s think.  And the best part?  We all make...
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Free Surrender

Do you ever wish you could raise the white flag before your first cup of coffee?  Wish you could give up before the toast burns black as charcoal in the finicky toaster that should really be replaced. On those days when the dog has decided that what’s in the kitchen garbage pail is really more delicious than what’s in his bowl and you’re sweeping coffee grounds from the living...
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