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Review: How to Live in Fear by Lance Hahn

We and our kids live in an age of anxiety.  Most of us know someone who lives in fear, and maybe we do so ourselves.  Much of the time the fear is mild but sometimes there are panic attacks, and sometimes seemingly endless stretches of unbearable terror.  As Christians, we need to be able to support […]

Memorize Romans, Walk 10K Steps, and Organize Nighttime Notes

Over the decades, New Year’s goals have changed my life.  Late each year I begin to think and pray about them, carefully trying to choose goals that will have a positive impact on the rest of my life. This year I have three main goals and achieving them would be transformative. First of all, I […]

Review: Waves of Mercy by Lynn Austin

It is 1897 in Holland, Michigan. Socialite Anna Nicholson has fled there to work through her feelings after being jilted by her Chicago fiancé for attending the wrong church.  In a different part of town, Geesje de Jonge has been asked to write her story for the 50th anniversary celebrations of Holland. As Anna ponders […]

Under the Butternut Trees

I spent much of my blogging break working busily ‘as unto the Lord’ in the kitchen, the garden, the car, and elsewhere, but some of the best hours were spent under our butternut trees. It was my favorite spot this summer, a place of open-eyed prayer, read alouds, chats, and much-needed rest.  It was a summer […]

Giving Thanks Every Day

  There is so much to be thankful for, isn’t there?  We all have adequate food, clothing, shelter, and so much more.  Compared to much of the world’s population, both now and throughout history, we are incredibly blessed with ‘ordinary’ gifts. But sometimes we are not even aware of these gifts.  Sometimes we actually do […]

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