Category: Family

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Wednesday 11th June 2014

For Father’s Day — A Letter to My Dad

For Father's Day -- A Letter to My Dad

Dear Dad, I love that sound. It’s your pickup-truck tires crunching the gravel on the driveway, right outside our garage door. I hear that glad sound in the spring, when craggy trees burst forth with buds, then again when those same trees blush with autumn. This is the sound of you returning, ...

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Monday 5th May 2014

On Showing Your Waist Grace

jennifer lee, lisa-jo baker, surprised by motherhood, love idol

For many years, I was among the thousands of moms who plopped herself onto the cyber-couch at Lisa-Jo Baker’s blog — all of us looking for some light at the end of the Cheerio-strewn tunnel of motherhood. She gave us hope. She gave us virtual chocolate. She gave us permission to ...

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Sunday 5th January 2014

Why We Are Memorizing Scripture as a Family in 2014

Why We Are Memorizing Scripture as a Family in 2014

“Why do you need to memorize Scripture?” someone asked me once. And maybe it was me, asking myself. “Because if you’ve got a Bible, why do you need to memorize it? You can open up the book and read it. Right?” But when it’s dark, you can’t read always ...

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Wednesday 25th December 2013

Merry Christmas from the Lee Family

Merry Christmas from the Lee Family

Do you hear what we hear? Joy! Unspeakable Joy! Joy to the world, for the Lord has come, bringing a light that pierces the darkness. Let earth receive her King. Wherever you are, may you receive the King. This King who has come for you. FOR YOU! And you. And you. He has come for us... Read More

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Friday 8th November 2013

God Made a Family

God Made a Family

And on the 8th day, God looked down on the good earth he made and said, “I need people to love and care for each other.” So, God made a family. God said “I need a lot of somebodies to show the world what it means to weave hearts, to shape souls, and to stubbornly... Read More

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Sunday 20th October 2013

Hope for the Dark and Hard Days (And a Book Giveaway)

Hope for the Dark and Hard Days (And a Book Giveaway)

A Letter to Myself Three Years Ago by Kimberlee Conway Ireton Some days you want to curl up after your morning cup of tea and fall back asleep. Some days you’re so tired you don’t even want to drag yourself out of bed for the cup of tea that keeps you going through the day.... Read More

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Thursday 10th October 2013

If You Think Your Story is Too Ordinary

If You Think Your Story is Too Ordinary

She thought her story was too ordinary. Especially compared to the others. Which is always the way we decide that our story, our dream, our accomplishment, our faith testimony, our ( _______ ) doesn’t amount to much. We set our own story — dreadfully dull — up next to the ...

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Wednesday 18th September 2013

#TellHisStory: A Love Letter for All the Second-Borns

#TellHisStory: A Love Letter for All the Second-Borns

I loved you instantly, of course. It was the second time in my life that a delivery-room nurse had placed a wrinkled newborn girl in my arms. When my lips brushed across your cheek, I knew it would be a cinch to love you as much as I loved your big sister. But I knew I’d... Read More

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Friday 13th September 2013

How to Be a World-Changer

How to Be a World-Changer

I’m writing in a small office — in a tucked-away corner of Iowa — where my walls are decorated with dusty, framed degrees and old awards that nobody remembers anymore. For all the obvious reasons, I used to think that changing the world happened somewhere on the way to the ...

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