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This Sunday's Scripture

"A Sunday Scripture" is actually the title that (in)courage does placing scripture with a photo. Deidra over at Jumping Tandem  does  The Sunday Community with a photo and a scripture..."not many words at all" is what she says.  So here's my feeble, humble attempt at combining the two. Actually, God stirred it in my heart as I heard this scripture being read (and studied, and discussed!) at a new church we visited this morning. The photo (from my archives) was appropriate... I may do this weekly, or just this week...I'm not sure what God's got stirring in me, but I'm feeling a change is in the air...  Have a blessed week!

5 Minute Friday - Belong

You can find all the rules for 5 Minute Friday over at Lisa-Jo Baker's website.  She's one of America's newest citizens!! YAY!! So while she's out celebrating, she's got Ann Voskamp filling in at her place! :) Another favorite! Oh, to have had these younger mom's and social media back in my mommy-ing days. Wow. What a difference it would have made! Thanks God for them being here now, for the moms that have need now... It's Five Minute Friday - well, if you're on the East Coast - LOL. Here it's still in the 11ish hour. And We're tired. But I know that tomorrow will be busy, and I wanted to put SOMETHING on my blog, because, well, I haven't done anything of substance here in a while. It's been busy. Catching up after a great week in KY. Catching up in marriage after Mark was gone and working 22 days straight - most of them 4 hours away - so we got away. And catching up on work that sat on my desk while we went canoeing TWICE in the pas

This Week...

Hello from one of my favorite cities, Louisville! I'll be volunteering here this week, helping in the Unleashed 4 the Unreached and Team Expansion booths during the North American Christian Convention. Would you please pray for my schedule, the people that God would allow me to pray with, and especially that God would do a mighty work in turning people's hearts to pray for Unreached People Groups? I'm also hoping to get a little grandma time in, staying at my daughter's house. I can hardly wait to see Isaiah, and love on all of them! YOU have a great week too! PS- thanks for those of you that took time to connect with me in Henderson! It was good to see so many friends at Crossroads, and meet with a few of you on our own... Please pray we find the best place for our dog Abbey, and that I'll be able to place her soon after the convention ends!

5 Minute Friday - Beautiful (and inspired by the Bloom Book Club blog today!)

Ok - you probably know the ritual already around here...Friday's are brought to you by Lisa-Jo Baker, who wants us to be inspired and challenged to write for 5 minutes flat on a given topic. All the details are HERE , but it boils down to this: 1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing. 2. Link back to Lisa-Jo's site and invite others to join in. 3.  Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you.  Every writer longs to feel heard. So today I read the blog over at Bloom Book Club (a lovely little side group from (in)courage, where we ARE reading books and chatting about them online!) and that blog was SO inspiring, so I'm all caught up in that post too...so I'm sorry if my writing is not un-inspired.  With that confession, I'll START: I'm just the glue that brought them together, but today I'll make myself my simple beautiful to meet up with these TRULY BEAUTIFUL

BRAVE 2013 - half way there...

When I felt God give me the word BRAVE for the year, I was half expecting to have grand adventures, pushing my limits in new ways and seeing foreign soil. Well, there's been a little bit of some of that, but not nearly as much as I expected. And that's ok. I thought He might allow me to return to North Africa...or another distant land... When He gave me the word BRAVE I thought that I'd have to stare some strange illness in the face, undergo testing for strange and exotic diseases or have (yet another) surgery. But so far my only plague is my trusty hives (hmmm...am I taking them on with fondness??) and Praise God that I've not been ill beyond a head cold or sore muscles (well, really I should say "sore fat" since the muscles are small in comparison!). :) When He gave me the word BRAVE I expected to be challenged - and I have been - going back to work part-time, in the dream-job-I-never-knew-I-wanted, fulfilling a dream.come.true. that I never knew I