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Prayer – Do you know how to listen to the Spirit?

Prayer – Do you know how to listen to the Spirit?

My plan, My list, My words. My, My, My. I have so much to learn about prayer. I have learned so much about prayer. Prayer is not a static thing; it is a living outgrowth of our life-giving relationship with Jesus. Prayer is conversation with God. Prayer is so much...

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Monumental Lessons From God With A Stroke

Monumental Lessons From God With A Stroke

2019 certainly went out with a bang! It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Well, we certainly didn't deal with anything akin to the French Revolution, but we definitely had our trials this past year. My husband required back surgery in the summer and...

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2018 – Reflections Back and Looking Forward

2018 – Reflections Back and Looking Forward

It has been a long time since I've written so I'll give some reflections of 2018. Sometimes, life happens. Well, technically, life ALWAYS happens 😀 but sometimes it just pulls our focus away from where we thought it would be to the urgent things in front of us. 2018...

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Reminder: our lives are run as a marathon, not a sprint!

Reminder: our lives are run as a marathon, not a sprint!

It's that time of year again. The end of August and beginning of September bring to us changing temperatures, and school. For those of us who homeschool, it means the opportunity to fill the academic needs of our children while we disciple them in character. But there...

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Teaching What Is Good Link-up #242

Teaching What Is Good Link-up #242

Yesterday was a sweet and refreshing day: slow moving, relaxing and packed with joy. I took a (mostly) day off from work, enjoyed having my husband still home on break between semesters, didn't have to drive anyone anywhere and talked with a dear friend on the phone....

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Teaching What Is Good Link-up #241

Teaching What Is Good Link-up #241

Welcome back again, my friends, to my weekly link-up. Here is a place where we can share our weekly posts with one another. We get to spread our community with one another, encourage and bless one another, make each other laugh and share our sorrow and tears. Behold,...

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Teaching What Is Good Link-up #240

Teaching What Is Good Link-up #240

Welcome back, dear friends! I have been a busy bee these past couple of weeks and I'm not over the hump yet. designing a web site (and it's looking pretty good!) preparing and teaching my course on How To Disciple (soon to be made into an ecourse) trying to keep up on...

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Teaching What Is Good Link-up #239

Teaching What Is Good Link-up #239

Happy Tuesday! May the Lord bless you with abundant joy and blessings today. Yesterday I wrote about walking in the victory of Jesus. If you didn't read it, I think you will find encouragement in it. Today I am looking forward to reading your own encouraging posts....

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Victory in Jesus – how can this change your life?

Victory in Jesus – how can this change your life?

Victory in Jesus. I've been meditating lately on the things that derail us from walking victoriously with Jesus. fear of loss of loneliness of failure of rejection of surrender guilt because of our actual sin because of who we believe we are because of who others say...

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Teaching What Is Good Link-up #238

Teaching What Is Good Link-up #238

I hope you all are having a lovely spring! This weekend here was cooler and rainy and today EVERYTHING is green. Green and weedy! And with the weeds, come bugs - gnats and other irritating little biters. But tomorrow, come bugs or not, I have to get the yard mowed and...

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Teaching What Is Good Link-up #237

Teaching What Is Good Link-up #237

Hi All! I have been away from the writing of my blog in order to get all the back end formatting ready for the new GDPR requirements coming down the pike. What is that, you say? It is new rules and regulations in the EU. But I'm a blogger in IL, so what control does...

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