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Elevating Eight Update!

Good morning, y'all! Our family is gearing up for Christmas and this one is shaping up to be so delightful. My six-year old son has been using his money to buy presents for all his favorite people. He even wrote a "Penguin Book" to mail to his Mima. My daughter wrote in nearly all the… Continue reading Elevating Eight Update!

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Christian Living · encouragement · Thankfulness

You will never look at your laundry the same

I beamed with satisfaction as I folded the last pair of socks. Feeling a renewed sense of vigor, I decided to get a head start on tomorrow’s laundry. I turned to my daughter, who was sitting in the chair reading, and asked, “Would you mind grabbing the clothes from your hamper, as well as your… Continue reading You will never look at your laundry the same

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Recounting God’s gifts

The Thanksgiving holiday fast approaches here in the United States. Thanksgiving recipes abound, turkeys are running for cover, and plans are being made in earnest for that fourth Thursday of November. I love the trend of the past few years of posting one thing to be thankful for each day in November, as it puts… Continue reading Recounting God’s gifts

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Comparison Cure #1: Contentment

Our high-powered culture tells us that if we apply ourselves and work hard, we can have the American Dream---2 (or more) new cars, a fancy-schmancy house in a good neighborhood, highly talented children, a fat 401(k) and all the latest and greatest toys. If you fall short of this dream, the unspoken assumption is that you are unmotivated and lazy. You should have more, you deserve more, you need more. But is that contentment?

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30 Days of Giving Thanks Weekly Roundup (week 4)

Good morning, my friends! Week 4?! Already! I can't believe it's almost over! Well, ok, I guess I can. We put up the Christmas tree yesterday, so we are swiftly rushing into the getting giving season. (You may see a few posts on giving in the coming weeks). A heart that is full of thankfulness will share willingly… Continue reading 30 Days of Giving Thanks Weekly Roundup (week 4)

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Day 27: Love

In the English language, there is a four-letter word bandied about so casually it has lost its value...

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Day 26: Lights

This post is part of "30 days of Giving Thanks" To read more within this series, click here. We have a fun family tradition that the kids look forward to every year---decorating for Christmas.  The day after Thanksgiving, we pack away the pumpkins and leaves and pull out the reds, silvers, greens and golds of Christmas.… Continue reading Day 26: Lights

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Day 25: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you are all enjoying the day with people you love.

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Day 24: History

History is so vital to all people of the world. It angers me how often people try to distort it or erase it.

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Day 23: Literature

This post is part of "30 days of Giving Thanks" To read more within this series, click here. I am a product [...of] endless books. My father bought all the books he read and never got rid of any of them. There were books in the study, books in the drawing room, books in the… Continue reading Day 23: Literature