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What Happens When You Move 10 Miles Down the Road and Everything Changes

I know things have been quiet around here since I revealed what happens when the three year house becomes the ten year house becomes the sold house. There’s still a lot to say about that and God’s timing and sense of humor and my incredible lack of patience and grace, but y’all… I’m really tired.… Continue reading What Happens When You Move 10 Miles Down the Road and Everything Changes

faith · Guest Posts · just write life · Margin Mom · writing

When Saying No Means Yes

Step on up to the front porch and welcome Kirsten from Sweet Tea & Saving Grace. We’re blog friends and heart sisters because y’all know you’ve heard me say this before — no is a word I need to use more often. Check out Kirsten’s site sometime this week. Her content and heart are sweeter… Continue reading When Saying No Means Yes

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My Dreams Chased Away My Depression :: Guest Post with Andy Lee

Today it’s my pleasure to welcome the lovely and talented Andy Lee to my space. I met Andy at my very first writer’s conference and remember being in awe of this tall, beautiful lady with the wide smile and absolute persistence in the belief that someday her book was going to find a home. Well now, it’s… Continue reading My Dreams Chased Away My Depression :: Guest Post with Andy Lee

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What It Means for Me to Live Prayer

In February, when I attended FCWC (which is really more retreat than conference and I recommend it wholeheartedly for introverted writers and harried moms who want to be writers), Robert Benson was the keynote speaker. I wrote a little about some things Robert had to say about hurry and life and living within the steps… Continue reading What It Means for Me to Live Prayer

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Don’t Borrow Trouble

Sometimes, and I hope this is no secret to those of you who read my posts regularly, I get overwhelmed. I struggle with unrealistic expectations of perfection and knowing my limits. But I’m learning, all the time. This past February, I met Ashley at FCWC, and we clicked over blogging, WordPress glitches, and being big… Continue reading Don’t Borrow Trouble

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Why God Does(n’t) Love You

He doesn’t love you because you pack healthy lunches. He doesn’t love you because you volunteer for every ministry. He doesn’t love you because you tithe ten percent. He doesn’t love you because your kids always match. He doesn’t love you because you have a big house. He doesn’t love you because you have a new… Continue reading Why God Does(n’t) Love You

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Sometimes You’re Just Making Life Too Hard

I had a revelation the other night. Something my husband’s been telling me for awhile. I make things too hard. For months, he’s listened to me whine about how digitally cluttered my life feels–especially in regard to photos. (Sometimes I actually miss film. Then, you see, I was forced to print in order to see the… Continue reading Sometimes You’re Just Making Life Too Hard