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A Little Social Media on the Prairie

A Little Social Media on the Prairie

Long before Laura Ingalls Wilder’s words made her famous, they almost got her in a lot of trouble. As a schoolgirl, Laura wrote a limerick so she and her besties could enjoy a laugh at the teacher’s expense. It was meant to stay just between friends—until a classmate...

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Confession: God Wants All of Me

Confession: God Wants All of Me

Are you familiar with the A.C.T.S. prayer? “A.C.T.S.” is an easy way to remember key elements of prayer. It is simply prayer in four parts: Adoration: praise and glorify God for his nature and character. Confession: admit to God where we have fallen short....

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The Cost of Credit Card Confession

The Cost of Credit Card Confession

“You can pay now or you can pay later—but later is more expensive.” I am an expert at putting off things I hate to do. Topping that list these days? Trips to the county tax assessor’s office. Every new-to-us car means the same thing: a long drive to wait in long lines...

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We Shall Not Want

We Shall Not Want

For almost 20 years, I've been putting food on my kids' table. It's been up to me to ensure balanced nutrition. Portion control is MY job. Until it isn't. For the past year, my child has enjoyed a particular serving. Something they have taken tremendous delight...

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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Milestones are a fundamental part of life's journey. Only last month, I reached a pretty significant milestone. Try as I might, no matter how creatively I tried to camouflage it, that "half-century" sign was a mile marker just too big to be ignored. Ah, well . . . the...

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Stuck in Neutral

Stuck in Neutral

(Until I Shifted My Attitude) One skill I possess with secret satisfaction is the ability to drive a standard shift. Since my general automotive knowledge is so painfully limited, there is some consolation in mastering this much of the transmission. My favorite car of...

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I’m a wife, mother, writer, speaker . . . and a woman fully reclaimed by God. In other words, just an ordinary gal . . . living an extraordinary life.

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you; Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering.”

-Romans 12:1