Living loved: free and unfettered

“Careless in the care of God.” That’s a phrase I’ve read many times (from Eugene Peterson’s translation of Matthew 6:26 where Jesus is talking about the birds and how they don’t worry about what to eat or what to wear. And how life is about more than that. And anyway look how God cares for… Read more »

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Ten First Books for Babies

Looking for high quality first books that babies and toddlers (and parents too!) will truly love? Here are ten tried and true favorites. All board books because– well, you know what babies are capable of when it comes to paper pages. Any to add? Put them in the comments below! Ten Wonderful First Books for… Read more »

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How to talk to God

Did you know that God is always listening to you? Did you know that God can hear the quietest whisper deep inside your heart, even before you’ve started to say it? Because God knows exactly what you need even before you ask him. You see, God just can’t wait to give you all that you… Read more »

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Top Ten Toilet Training Books

Do you have a little one learning to use the potty? Or maybe just starting to wonder about it? Do you have one that’s “trained” — but still so deep in the important business of PLAY that they don’t always make it to the toilet in time? Did you know, “potty books” aren’t just for… Read more »

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For Father’s Day…

One of the most beautiful titles God ever gives himself—along with Defender of Widows—is Father to the Fatherless. Isn’t that wonderful? And he loves us not because we do it right. Not because we do anything. He loves us just because he loves us. It’s the best news for each of us this Father’s Day…. Read more »

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Thoughts for today: Still shining

CLOUDS AND MOUNTAINS AND STARS Have you noticed that when it’s cloudy you can’t see the stars? And that sometimes clouds can hide even mountains from you? (Or even skyscrapers?!) For a moment it seems as if there are no stars shining, no mountains standing. Have the mountains moved? Have the stars stopped shining? No…. Read more »

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The one thing every mom needs

The one thing every mom needs (we all do actually.) Our culture tells us there is so much we need. So much more we have to have, so much we have to be. We need this car. That watch. Their couch. The perfect school. That latest gadget. To eat perfectly clean healthy food. To maximize… Read more »

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Picture books for welcoming a new baby

You might not know this but I am a big sister. When I was about two—long ago, back in the time of caves, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and parents left children in cars—my little newborn baby sister and I were left in the back of our car while our parents popped out—just a second…. Read more »

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Thoughts for Today: LOVE

LOVE What is love? Is it a feeling in your heart? The Bible says Love is much more: it is patient and kind, never bears a grudge, doesn’t demand its own way, always wants the best for someone else, never puts itself first, never gets jealous, isn’t proud, doesn’t boast, isn’t rude, always hopes, never… Read more »

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