Category: Family

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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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Monday 9th September 2013

The Burden of Mama-Guilt

The Burden of Mama-Guilt

So, if anyone’s handing out Mother of the Year awards, they can leave this woman off the list of nominees. That’s what I was thinking about myself over the weekend. Truth be told, I’d pretty much lost rights to that award a while back. Probably on the day when I found those ...

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Friday 6th September 2013

You’ve Been Invited to the Table

You've Been Invited to the Table

So, I’ve been having this dream. And in the dream, there’s a long table stretching out under an open sky. The heavens are coated with stars, so many that we don’t need to light the ivory tapers that I twisted into those crystal holders. The table is covered in a white cloth ...

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Tuesday 3rd September 2013

#TellHisStory: The More Things Change

#TellHisStory: The More Things Change

I see it all with startling clarity, right before the last bit of daylight slips under those yellowing fields, all swaying like a lion’s mane. I stand still, with my arms crossed, a fair distance away, watching my two daughters and a dozen other 4-H children out by the fence at a neighbor’s ...

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Monday 26th August 2013

How to Live a Remarkable Life

How to Live a Remarkable Life

“It all makes perfect sense now.” Those were the words that an editor at The Des Moines Register emailed me. For more than a decade, the editor admitted, he thought I was a little bit nuts to step off the front page into a life of obscurity on an Iowa farm. “I always shook my ...

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