If I’m being honest with you, I only went to the Christmas tree place because I knew my kids would want to look back and see pictures of me there […]


From 30,000 feet up, I stare out the window of seat 11A onto changing landscape. First high desert, then expansive grasslands, then rolling hills and snaking rivers with tall tree […]


“Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows, yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God and afflicted.” (Isaiah 53:4) I thumbed through them slowly… high gloss photo perfection, perfectly […]


We had an ornament exchange, as is typical around this time of year. I’ve led a college small group for the last two years. They started as baby freshmen and […]

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A few months ago, I wrote about some of the most-loved hymns in Church history and the back stories that made them the classics they remain today. I thought it’d […]


UPDATED:: Oh how we have enjoyed reading through the posts linked up here! All of your words are just so wonderful– your traditions, decor, how you celebrate this Season (or […]

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The precious season of Christmas is upon us. That also means that things probably start to get a little bit hectic. We are busy decorating. We are baking all our […]

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Once upon a time — which was now, actually — there’s this story —  that isn’t a fairytale – that’s about making dreams come true. It’s about the Truth being […]