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In America, we often gauge success by how much STUFF someone has. A nice house, fancy car, expansive wardrobe, designer handbags and shoes … we see SUCCESS (some of us may also see a 4-letter word – DEBT). But Biblically, this does not translate. And perfectly well-meaning Christians are going about their days thinking someone …

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All the Crazy

I often wonder if I took a peek into our life right now, from the outside, if I would think it is as crazy as I think it is from the inside. Because, right now? I believe that, perhaps, we are holders of all the crazy. In the next week we have to finish cleaning …

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Pfirst Pfamily Mission Trip!

We have finally shared the news with most of our friends and family, so now we can share it with YOU! Our Pfamily* is going on our 1st EVER MISSION TRIP! I should have video blogged this so you could see how much I cannot contain my excitement! Seriously, the giddiness has not subsided since …

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Our Secret to a Happy Marriage

This post is part of the Happy Wives Club Blog Tour which I am delighted to be a part of along with hundreds of inspiring bloggers. To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE!  The secret to a happy marriage is . . . separate bedrooms. I’M KIDDING! Ok, well, it might actually be nice – …

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Silence is Golden

Tonight I was at an event for Operation Christmas Child (I LOVE this ministry and can’t wait to tell you all about this evening in another post!). Apparently while playing with my phone, my 4yo turned my volume on. I never have my volume on. Ever. I ALWAYS keep my phone on vibrate or silent. …

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I Am Second

If you haven’t heard of the “I Am Second” movement, you might be living in a cave. Or at least not online. I became aware of “I Am Second” last year in my local Lifeway. I was doing some Christmas shopping and a  white, hardback book with an empty chair on the cover caught my …

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They Are Weak But He is Strong

I want to share with you a quote from this book that resonated with me about us Christians . . . “Spouting off Christian clichés or pretending to be strong isn’t helpful and it isn’t true. It cripples true community and confuses and isolates a watching world.” – Jen Hatmaker Focusing on the part about …

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Almost 2 Month Update

I’m not sure I ever even told you what we’ve all agreed to: SERVING – Serve more! We agreed to serve at Ronald McDonald House, an animal shelter, take water to the homeless, pack meals for Haiti (30Abes event), and create blessing bags to keep in the car to hand out SPENDING – Eat out …

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A Story of Forgiveness

Last night, I was reviewing the book “I Am Second” (coming in a new post) and there was a quote that I recalled that really stuck with me. It was from Katie, Josh Hamilton’s wife. She said: “To say something is unforgivable is inaccurate. Anyone can forgive, if they choose to do so.” What a …

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Bringing Hope to the Poor

Did you realize, dear person, that, if you’re reading this you’re likely in the world’s richest 1%? Seriously. If you earn just $34,000/year, you are in the world’s richest 1%! Does this put anything into perspective for you? I’m not talking about America’s richest 1% – that would be ludicris because America has over 1/2 …

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The Safety Zone

My entire life, I have thought of myself as a Christian. As a child, it was because I went to church every Sunday with my parents or grandparents. I loooooooved going to the Southern Baptist church with my Grandma. She sang in the choir and I thought she looked just like an angel up there. …

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One Week Update

Well, the first week went . . . hmmmm, I don’t know the word for it. I can’t say we did phenomenal the whole time, but we didn’t completely fail the entire week either. I may a little on the high-standards side of things, bear with me. We took the week off homeschooling, so we …

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Off to a … start

Our family is notoriously late … for everything. Well, when it is all 4 of us. When the hub is out of town, I somehow usually manage to be on time. I have no idea how this is even possible, but I am guessing it has something to do with the fact that when 2 …

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