The Extraordinary Ordinary

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By contributing writer Ami: “I’ll have the Ordinary Special.” “Do you want blue skies with that?” “Yes please.” “Ok, that’ll be one Ordinary Special coming right up. Runny noses, nap time songs, making dinner, a kiss when the husband comes home, an argument, extra reconciliation snuggles, and a side of blue skies.” “Yep, that’ll do it. I’ll have it my way.” Wouldn’t it be great if we Continue Reading

What a Chocolate Bar Taught Me About Grace

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It was the night before Easter. The night before the big celebration. We quieted our hearts while the four year old asked if he could eat his bread yet and the toddler squirmed around in Daddy's lap reaching for the grape juice. We knelt together, the four of us, and prayed for the Holy Spirit to convict our hearts of sin, of the wrong we had done against Him and each other. Pen Continue Reading

5 Things We Did that Changed Our Lives in a Big Way

5 Things We Did That Changed Our Lives in a Big Way -Intentional By Grace

Last year was monumental for my family. The growth and changes that took place are something to write home about. Really. We've long dreamed of being a work-at-home family. Our first few years of marriage were highly characterized by a traveling husband. It's understandable really. He went to school for a specific purpose, to receive a specific training, to do the specific thing he dreamed Continue Reading

A Grace-Filled Approach to Creating a Routine

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By contributing writer Victoria I have a love/hate relationship with routines. On one hand, I love them. I love how having simple routines in place guides my day allowing for predictability. I use routines to outline how my mornings, afternoons and evenings look, and what tasks and daily chores need to be completed. On the other hand, I hate how with each changing season also brings about Continue Reading

A King, a Prince, and a Wretch

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By contributing writer, Ami  Once upon a time there was a king. Now, this king was everything a good fairy tale wants. He was powerful, but also good. He was just, but also merciful. He was wise, faithful, and fiercely protective of his kingdom. And he loved his citizens, not as one aloof or stoic, but with passion and vehemence, as if they were sons and daughters. One day the king called for Continue Reading