Counterweight

I pulled into the driveway of my close friend’s small brick house one autumn afternoon, the air thick and humid, stuck in transition from summer heat. She wasn’t home, but her neighbors’ kids ran and yelled at one another in the front yard next door, enjoying their first few moments of freedom after school. I jiggled... Continue Reading →

Day 15–Loving what I do

*Thanks to my sister Sarah Crowder for writing today's post about how the love of her life has supported her in her journey to do what she loves for a living. Check out her photography business home page and her Facebook page, too.* I am grateful for every single day. When he tells me all... Continue Reading →

Day 11–Five thankful people

*Special thanks to Mary Agrusa for writing today's post for our "28 days of love" project. Be sure to check out her blog as well.*   Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1 Five categories of people who should give thanks to God are listed in Psalm... Continue Reading →

Day 10–Dearly loved

*Big thank you to my friend Kelly Booy for agreeing to contribute to the "28 days of love" project!* I have had a consistent prayer for contentment these last couple of years!  My awareness of this need came one summer day in 2009 while on a walk in the Dutch farmlands.  A quiet, picturesque moment... Continue Reading →

Day 1: Sharing the treasure of gratitude

*Today begins my "28 days of love" project on this blog, a project to explore the connection between love and gratitude in our lives. Special thanks to Linda Unger for sharing her spiritual insights on how to share gratitude as well as a bit of her wonderful photography with us today.* For me, gratitude comes... Continue Reading →

Worth

*Thanks to Linda Unger, inspiring writer and photographer, for serving as today's guest contributor. To view more of Linda's amazing photography, visit her website.* I am a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a niece, a wife and many other things. But the most difficult to believe “role” has been child of God. So... Continue Reading →

Happy Presidents’ Day?

It might be because today we're celebrating President's Day. Or it could be due to me watching two history channel documentaries on World War II  last night. It might be because I just saw a friend on Facebook post concern and a request for prayer for people being persecuted and killed in Syria. Anyone who... Continue Reading →

Like snow

Our state is about to be blanketed in snow (or at least sleet). It doesn't happen often, so when it does, it's a big deal. The bread aisle becomes a wasteland. A few unlucky shoppers wind up with stitches over gallons of milk. The highway department suffers from a massive panic attack. But most of... Continue Reading →

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