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Remember to Privately Cry

The past year and half has been a time of uncertainty and transition for Corey and me. As his NFL career has slowly come to and end, I have been sad to let go of the life we’ve known and have feared the unknown future. Even though I have a hard working and smart husband who I trust completely with our future, I have still had many moments of frustrations and tears. I do my best to keep those tears quiet in the still of the night, because I know, he too, has his fears and concerns. Yet, many times those tears and frustrations come out.

While flipping through the pages of one of my grandmother’s books, God provided me with exactly what I needed to read today.  I was looking for a poem about children but instead I came across a poem directed straight to my heart; a little wisdom from my grandmother about being a wife. Keep Reading

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Remembering My Child’s Face When I Go to the Polls

Last month, my dad kicked off his fifty state capital campaign, Decision America Tour. As he travels across the country he is holding prayer rallies at the capitol of each state, encouraging evangelicals to pray for our country and its leaders, to vote on biblical morals, and asking Christians to consider running for office at every level.

Corey and I had the privilege of joining my dad for his first stop in Des Moines, Iowa. As we were mentally preparing our Florida bodies for the cold, I will admit I was nervous to see if anyone was going to show up. Even with the sun shining the temperature was twenty-three degrees with snow on the ground, and it was the first stop of the campaign. I didn’t know what to expect. I honestly had the sole prayer that more people would be attendance than only our own team.

As our car pulled up to the golden dome of the Iowa state capitol building Keep Reading

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Complaining in My Life of Convenience

Weekly, I am complaining about the entire process of going to and from the grocery store.  By the time I have fought the crowds, over purchased on impulse buying, drive home, put the groceries away, the last thing I want to do is cook and clean the kitchen. Lately, that has been my attitude on all of my errands on my never-ending to-do list.  Then my friend Matt Rath, a videographer for Samaritan’s Purse, posted this image on his Facebook last week from Nepal with the caption… Keep Reading

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Praising God in Submission

Do you ever think about how Mary must have felt after the angel Gabriel appeared to her? She was a virgin and promised in marriage, but Gabriel told her she would become pregnant and give birth to God’s son.

We cannot imagine the fear that probably swept over her. How lonely she must have felt, and how scared she must have been to face the next day. Who would believe her? How would Joseph react? She would be a disgrace to her family. What would people do to her? How could she bear it? Keep Reading

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No Ordinary Sheep

The older I get the more I enjoy and have a greater understanding of my grandmother, Ruth Bell Graham’s, poems. Through her writings, I feel she is still teaching me a greater biblical understanding on life, on motherhood, as a wife, and as a child of God. I cherish her poetry more and more  as I read it. I just recently came across this Christmas poem written by her many years ago, and I thought I would share. Keep Reading

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#Ipackedashoebox

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, not really, it is still 90 degrees here in Florida, but I can pretend. However, it is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child! So, start packing your boxes and find local drop-off locations near you!

(Can you tell what Margaret’s favorite part of the box was?)

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A 2nd Grader Who Understands

In honor of Veterans day, I wanted to share with you a little family treasure. Last week, my sister-in-law sent me my niece’s school assignment. Tears streamed down my face. Here she is at seven years-old—and she gets it. Many educated adults in this country don’t have the sense of gratitude this second grader has. Keep Reading

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Give God Your First 5

This week I saw a friend post a screenshot from her phone of the app, “Moment,” which records how many minutes you spend on your phone throughout the day. YIKES! That sounds terrifying and convicting. Keep Reading

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We Will Serve The LORD

I’m sure, by now, all of you have heard about the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. On Friday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage with a 5-4 vote, a devastating blow to people of faith.

I have intentionally sat out of this conversation until today because I felt the last few days all of our media outlets have been flooded with polarizing emotions and thoughts. I wanted to take time to form my own opinion on where to go from here – it feels like we, as Christians, just lost a huge battle. Keep Reading