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Gratitude Friday: Our Bag of Quarters…

When I opened up social media one morning this week, the first three posts were by friends fighting some of life’s hardest battles. Cancer, cancer, and flesh-eating bacteria. Yes, flesh-eating bacteria. In my email to our Builders this week, I shared a bit about my dad and the community of the waiting room. My dad

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Community Building: How to Begin the Work, Week 1…

The past two years have been times of tremendous growth for us. Not financially or spiritually or professionally. But in community building. Up until our move in 2011, we had always attended traditional churches complete with a zillion programs and ways for people to meet others and get involved. And we did them all. My

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A Grateful Holiday: God Sends Rescue…

In our family, we spend Christmas Eve with my side of the family and Christmas Day with my husband’s side of the family. Grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins all together for two solid days of celebrating. On each side, we have a photographer. My sister-in-law is responsible for oh so many family photos

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A Grateful Holiday: Where You Are Right Now…

A couple of years ago, I gave my daughter a storybook about women of the bible. We read a children’s storybook bible, watched movies about Moses and Joseph, did crafts for David and Goliath but we were really missing the women. I wanted my daughter (and my son) to know women like Deborah and Ruth

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A Grateful Holiday: The Lie We All Fall For…

Happy Day After Thanksgiving! Hopefully, Y’all had a wonderful day of family and friends and football. We ate a lot. Enough to make me swear off food, which was a total lie. I lasted all of four hours before diving in for round two (okay, maybe three) (don’t judge). Anyone else? We are picking right

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