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Click Here: Vol. 7

By Sandra |

We had such a busy week this week! I’m slowly getting over pleurisy and am trying to get off the pain meds and make up for the last two weeks I’ve been out of it. That meant extra cleaning, cooking, homeschooling, therapy, and book reading! I didn’t get as much online time as usual so … Read more

Click Here: Vol. 6

By Sandra |

Lots of good posts this week on writing, mentoring, biblical languages, caring for your military neighbor, and a recipe that would be great to snack on when writing, mentoring, learning biblical languages,  or to take to a neighbor. The One Thing I Really Wish Aspiring Writers Would Take to Heart by Chad Allen “If you have a sweet … Read more

Post at Not Alone Parents: Can He Still Change the World?

By Sandra |

Six years ago this month, I walked across the stage at my seminary graduation. I was pregnant at the time and whispered to my sweet baby James, “This chapel is filled with professors, authors, preachers, teachers, and missionaries. These are the world changers, baby, and you’re going to be one too.” When we got his … Read more

Your Spiritual Gifts and Spiritual Weaknesses

By Sandra |

Last month my husband preached on spiritual gifts. “What gift do you think you have?” I whispered to my seven year, whose head was in my lap. I leaned my ear close to his mouth to hear him whisper back, “I have all the spiritual gifts, Mommy. I’m like a spiritual gifts ninja.”  I didn’t whisper back, “Well, actually, … Read more

He Feels Your Pain

By Sandra |

People wonder where God is when horrific events happen. When there are bombs or shootings. When there are murders and kidnappings. When there are hurricanes and floods. When there is starvation and sickness.  When there are accidents and diagnoses. I wonder, too. “But please, please—won’t you—can’t you give me something that will cure Mother?” Up till then … Read more

Click Here: Vol. 5

By Sandra |

Writing, Blogging, and Literature: From BuzzFeed, 50 Incredible Tattoos Inspired by Books. It’s interesting to see which books people love enough to honor them with forever ink. (Now, this is a post with tattoos. Click over with caution if you have kids near. Some people have to show some skin to show their tattoos.) Veronica … Read more

Honor Mom by Sponsoring a Child through Gospel for Asia

By Sandra |

We’re counting down to Mother’s Day. The gift I ordered my mom is headed her way and we shipped my mother-in-law’s gift today. My seven year old David has already whispered to his daddy he wants to take me to Red Robin. My goal for the day is to enjoy my family and serve them … Read more

Review: Expectant- 40 Devotions for New and Expectant Moms

By Sandra |

One of my favorite parts of being an editor is getting one of the first looks at new books. Julie asked me to help her dream of a book for new and expectant mom become a reality. She released Expectant today and I can finally share it with you! I met Julie when we both … Read more

Click Here: Vol. 4

By Sandra |

This week I took an online version of the Myers-Briggs personality test. I’m an INTJ (introverted/intuitive/thinking/judging). It was especially interesting to me because in the month of April my husband preached on spiritual giftedness and our Sunday school lessons have also been on the topic. It’s helpful to know yourself, so you can work through … Read more

Status Update: May

By Sandra |

Stressing over decisions for the fall. It’s so hard to plan without knowing when we will get our adoption referral phone call and how our new son’s needs will change our family. I’m not usually stressed, but this adoption process is so far out of our control, it’s hard not to stress a little. Eating cheese … Read more

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Give Back

By Sandra |

My husband asked for a few ideas on what I want for Mother’s Day. This year I want a gift that gives to someone else. Here are five things on my list if you need some inspiration . . .  ———————————————————- I love this necklace from Lisa Leonard. It’s from her hope{full} collection and is … Read more

Feeling Like Home

By Sandra |

I’ve been homesick lately. Not just for my family, but for the town where I grew up. A town of about 22,000 people in southern Oklahoma was home for me, my mom, my grandpa, and my great-grandparents. Four generations of my family had lived there. My high school was my mom’s high school and my … Read more