Category Archives: The Prayer Closet: What God’s teaching me

Being an Intentional Mom

Sometimes, I’m overwhelmed by all there is for me to do in a day. Scratch that. Every day, I’m overwhelmed by all there is for me to do. Between laundry and Latin, math and mopping, grammar and garbage, sometimes it … Continue reading

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Visions in the Valley

We build big dreams at conferences. We’re on the mountain. We see clearly, far. We slow, hear the Lord’s voice, hear our own voice long buried beneath the bustle, the noise, the busy. We joy in new truths, make lists, … Continue reading

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One Thing I Can’t Get

Tears came a surprise, unbidden. And we’d only just begun. I sat there, in the ballroom of the Marriott Las Colinas in Dallas with 800 other moms, listening as my sweet friend Sally Clarkson encouraged us to love our children well. My own … Continue reading

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Cinderella … When the Clock Strikes Midnight (link!)

I just had to share with you this wonderful series by my friend, Chelsea Terwilliger, who’s also talking with us at Titus2University. Chelsea is a multi-talented mom who’s found a new talent in writing, and I just adore her heart and knew … Continue reading

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James 1:2, part two

Here’s another vlog about my Bible study on James 1: “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials …”  Hope you enjoy it. I just had so many notes, it didn’t make sense to keep them to myself–and … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Jacob: James 1:2

I’m still wrestling with Jacob. Since I’d done so much research, it seemed silly to keep it all in my notebook for just me. I thought I’d go ahead and record a video blog (vlog!) for you today! Here’s what … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Jacob; James 1:2-4

This week, I’ve been wrestling with Jacob. Jakobus, to be precise. Or James, if you want a better idea of whom I’m talking about. Our church is doing Beth Moore’s study on the book of James. One of the first … Continue reading

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The Power of Our Stories

My husband and I went to see a movie Friday night. It had a very odd title: Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close. And while I’d heard it was about 9/11, I found it to truly be a story about, well, … Continue reading

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Disappointment at Home: But What if They *Don’t*?

I’m not sure why, but that phrase always brings to mind a vision. A vision … of cartoon vegetables. I suppose it may indicate that my children have watched Veggie Tales’ version of Daniel and the Lion’s Den one too … Continue reading

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Help Get the Word Out!

“People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” ~Matthew 4:4 “The first thing you should start doing as a new Christian is to read your Bible every day.” “If you … Continue reading

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