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Just last week my daughter Laura posted a picture of her newly pruned grapevines on Facebook to ask me if she had pruned her year-old grapevines correctly. Laura and her family live in Dallas, Texas, nearly 600 miles away from our farm in Nebraska, so now we do our garden discussions via cell phone and the internet.  Laura always had …

Five Simple Selah Hacks

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A hack is when a tricky problem is solved by a clever solution or when a modification or change is made to something and it yields extraordinary results. Here are five simple hacks, and these are the clever solution type, to apply to your Selah Bible study.

Selah Prayer Tips

Praying the Scriptures with Selah

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“Prayer delights God’s ear; it melts His heart; and opens His hand. God cannot deny a praying soul” Thomas Watson In that past few posts, I have shared with you how Selah can help you reclaim your quiet time. By now, some of you may have guessed what I am about to confess to you. The Selah method of Bible …

3 Lessons I Learned About God From Genesis 35

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Each week, in our Selah small group, we study the chapter the Pastor is teaching on the upcoming Sunday. Normally, my Quiet Time is rewarding as I search the scriptures and steep in them all week. But recently, we covered Genesis 34, and let me tell you it was miserable. As a friend of mine quipped, the title of Genesis …

A Spacious Place | Overcoming Tight Circumstances

A Spacious Place – Part 1

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Yikes! If you follow my writing or know me, you understand I am a private person and don’t share unless I think it will help. So please indulge me as I share “my story” I know some of you are in situations that cannot or will not change.  Within these tight places of life, you feel trapped. It is my …

Escaping The Captivity of Activity

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Almost all of us have heard the term Quiet Time. This time refers to a daily occasion when we draw away from the hectic and frantic pace of our lives to steal some moments with Jesus. This communion with Christ can be done in so many different ways such Bible reading, worship, prayer, in-depth study of the Word and its deeper meanings, and even meditation. These are all perfectly in line with what we often refer to as a Quiet Time.  Today, I would like to take a slightly different approach to Quiet Time.

time with your daughter

Four Step Plan for Time with your Daughter

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Hey there Mama, I am talking to you… you are the one with a ‘tweenage daughter who is transforming before your very eyes.  This New Years, have you taken a long, hard look at your life and wish you could have a better relationship with your daughter than you did last year? Do you look back on the past year …

Staying Acquainted with Your Daughter

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    Change happens. Whether we like it or not, our little girl is growing up! In our Beautiful Girlhood/ The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood, you can examine the different facets of transition your daughter is facing. She is experiencing so many changes in her body, in her thinking, and even in her feelings.  (You can find out so …

Ideas for One-On-One Time

Ideas for One-On-One Time with Your Daughter

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Let me love you a little longer before you’re not little anymore… January makes me reflective. I distinctly remember glancing at my then twelve-year-old girl’s face and, I caught a fleeting glimpse of who she would be when grown into a woman.  That was 20 plus years ago, but this memory of the-future-her is etched into my mind. It was …

Expecting the Unexpected

Expecting the Unexpected

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By the time you get around to reading this friend, Christmas may have come and gone, and you are caught between the sacred hush of the last week of the old year and the wild expectation of the new.  A similar situation our dear Anna found herself…in between the old and the new. Join me as we linger over three …