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How to Manage a Home by Faith

May 3, 2013 Inspiring Homemaking
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by Melissa McDonald I sat on my dirty kitchen floor scrubbing the latest crayon mural off the garbage can. My thoughts flitted between a beautiful wedding I witnessed a few days before, my own pre-marriage anticipation once upon a time, and my surprise that the brown scribbles came off easier than the blue ones. I […]

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Book Recommendation – Not by Sight

April 5, 2013 Good Reading
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When I was in college I nearly lost an eye in a construction accident. A bunch of us from church were smashing our clumsy thumbs as we hammered framing nails to build a house for a low-income family. A co-laborer’s stray framing nail ricocheted off the wood and through the air, piercing through my right […]

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Vision that No Goggles or Glasses Can Give You

March 16, 2013 Devotional Mundane

My vision is terrible! One eye is nearsighted because of an injury I had ten years ago, the other eye is now astigmatic, and I’ve recently been told that I need cataract surgery. Good vision is a valuable thing, but there is a kind of sight that is more vital, more precious, and gives more […]

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Are You Worried About Your Daily Bread?

March 15, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Melissa McDonald The whole thing was so ridiculous I could hardly take my toddler seriously. My husband and I were bringing food from the kitchen to the table when she panicked that she wouldn’t get dinner. I hollered over my shoulder, “Don’t worry sweetheart, we’ll bring you food.” My daughter burst into tears. “I […]

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Catechism is a Blessing to Mommy, Too

March 12, 2013 Intentional Motherhood

by Gloria Furman If you have children, you live with little theologians. You don’t need to have a degree from a seminary or Bible college to theologize. If you have thoughts about God, then that makes you a theologian. Children love to articulate their thoughts and questions about God. And nothing stretches my faith quite […]

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Trusting God with My Kindergartener

March 8, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Jenny Manley My son recently started kindergarten at a local school. On the morning of his first day I navigated us down the hallway through a sea of abayas and hijabs, kandooras, and gutras. I have never felt more awkward as I looked down at my jeans and ran my hand down the back […]

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Save the Date: TBA

January 3, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Beverly Chao Berrus Kaitlin was engaged. My dear friend and I sat down on a park bench one sunny late spring day to have lunch and discuss her wedding plans to Timo, an amazing Christian man from Chile. And as we sat there having lunch, that’s where Timo was… in Chile. The couple met […]

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What Faith Sees

December 2, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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“Sight is the noblest and most glorious sense. It is also the quickest, for in a moment sight apprehends its object in the highest heavens. So it is with faith. It is the noblest sight of all. And it is as quick as sight; for faith is that eagle in the cloud. It breaks through […]

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Fighting for Faith at Midnight

November 28, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Jessica Thompson I love to trumpet the free grace of my Savior. I often find myself speaking to my sisters in Christ telling them that “their identity is Christ.” It is easy to tell others to put down their reputation and their circumstances and to find their hiding place in Jesus. I know that […]

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The Chance to Become Weak

November 3, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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Rebecca Hopkins, a missionary wife in Indonesia, writes about God’s grace in her mundane, the simplicity of prayer, and becoming weak so she can rely on the Lord: “My prayers these days are short, the fogginess of my anemic brain chasing away the eloquent, leaving behind the urgent.   “Give me patience for my kids!” […]

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How to Vacuum by Faith

October 31, 2012 Inspiring Homemaking
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by Melissa McDonald I love the way our neo-shag carpet hides all my vacuuming imperfections. The only problem is that it tends to encourage me to let a little too much time slip by between cleanings. So two days ago Annette began to crawl she went around trying to eat all the cereal crumbs that […]

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On Gospel Amnesia and Standing Before Your Own Master

October 8, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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by Luma Simms A few weeks ago a few friends and I were bantering back and forth about what our children watch on TV. It was a playful exchange. At one point I realized how two years ago it would not have been friendly or playful at all. My mind would have been full of […]

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