We spent much of the day putting away all of our Christmas decorations.  At our house, that does not just mean the tree, but also, it means carefully putting away almost 50 nativities (that is A LOT of baby Jesuses!) Christmas may be officially over, but the trash from the holidays is still here.  God…

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Penny

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..” These are not just the words found on the Statue of Liberty.  They are also the unspoken mission statement of every children’s ministry every Sunday morning.  I think it is comedy gold to watch families drop their kids off for Sunday School. …

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fan

I am a huge sports fan.  In my home growing up, we discussed, watched, armchair quarterbacked, and discussed stats from the week’s games.   I also played soccer, basketball, baksetball, and softball.  In softball, my  rival in grade school was Jennifer Roberts. She and I were the tallest girls in our grade. We were both athletes…

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apartment

When my husband and I were first married, like many newlyweds, we lived in a small apartment.  When the weather was beautiful, all the apartments in our complex kept their windows open to enjoy the refreshing night air.  Although open windows provided great ventilation, it also meant that there were no secrets in our neighborhood.…

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A little over 28 years ago, my husband and I stood before God and everyone and exchanged vows.  It was unbiblically hot on that Arizona May afternoon. If sweating was an Olympic event, I would have earned the gold, silver, and bronze medals! Hours a week before the wedding were spent in a recording studio…

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