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Cultivating Curiosity in Your Children

Children are naturally inquisitive although often at inopportune times. Over the years, I’ve found my boys’ curiosity peaks at bedtime. I’m happy to answer their questions but I am a little suspicious of the timing.    Questions are an opportunity and I find myself missing the questions my boys asked when they were younger. Now […]

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Trust – Tucking in the questions of a hurting heart

Rejection stings and my tender heart is pierced. It would appear that I am not enough, I don’t measure up and I won’t be given the opportunity…again. Ouch. Of course these are my thoughts in response to the circumstance. This is me trying to sort it out, needing it all to make sense.As I bring […]

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I’m Trying to Love Christmas

I’m trying to love Christmas. That sounds terrible doesn’t it? I should LOVE Christmas. It celebrates the birth of my Savior. How could I NOT love this holiday? I’m a little ashamed to admit I don’t.I like a lot of things about Christmas: I like Christmas trees and decorating my house. This is the only […]

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God’ Speaks to Discouragement, Fear and Frustration

Building a temple or a life is messy business. There will always be opposition. But just as God did not abandon the Israelites to work alone, he will not abandon you! The prophet Haggai delivered God’s answer for each adversary we learned about in Ezra chapter 4. Click here to read Discouragement, Fear and Frustration Part 1Discouragement  “…Be strong, […]

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Discouragement, Fear and Frustration

God brought his people out of captivity and commissioned them to rebuild his temple. It wasn’t easy: “Then the peoples around them set out to discourage the people of Judah and make them afraid to go on building. They bribed officials to work against them and frustrate their plans….” Ezra 4:4-5 They faced discouragement, fear and […]

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