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  • 3 Ways to Really Make New Habits . . . . {Free Printables}

    On Wednesday, August 29 th, 2012
    When we read this book , there’s this character that puts on her “habit.” A little hand here pats my shoulder and asks, “What’s a habit?“ The amaryllis on the sill, it’s swelling in hope. And I tell Shalom this: a habit is something that is worn. She flickers recognition, nods, turns back to the
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  • How to Unplug {More}: 10 Things to Do {Pick 1 Before You Click}

    On Tuesday, June 19 th, 2012
    Print out and tape to the side of every screen: Why slow down and unplug {more}: ‘They say time is money, but that’s not true. Time is life. And if you want the fullest life, you need to find fullest time. God gives us time. But who has time for God? This makes no sense.
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  • The Best Gift: When You want to Give Someone Joy-in-a-Box

    On Monday, March 12 th, 2012
    A bird flew straight into the kitchen last night. Perched  right on the top of that weather van on the mantle. And I looked up from the sink and thought it was you right there, your heart pounding right there out of your chest. It’s hard to be overwhelmed. What if we could do that
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  • Free Easter Devotional Book to Make a Jesus Easter Tree

    On Wednesday, February 22 nd, 2012
    I can’t seem to follow through in giving up for Lent. Which makes me want to just give up Lent. Which makes me question Who I am following. Which may precisely be the point of Lent. Last week, I’m standing on a table, snapping the shutter on a bouquet of roses, when by brother calls.
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  • The 1 Habit More Important than Quiet Time? {Memorize the Mount: Free Sermon on the Mount Memory Booklet}

    On Wednesday, January 25 th, 2012
    Who memorizes God in the age of Google? For a week, longer, I wake with these fears choking hard. Fears pushing me into the pit. And it comes while I struggle to get out of bed, comes early as the light pries back the dark, words we’ve been committing to heart — and I murmur
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  • When You Really Want To Wear New Habits… Free Daily Planner {Printable}

    On Wednesday, December 28 th, 2011
    When we read this book , there’s this character that puts on her “habit.” A little hand here pats my shoulder and asks, “What’s a habit?” The amaryllis on the sill, it’s swelling in hope. And I tell Shalom this: a habit is something that is worn. She flickers recognition, nods, turns back to the
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  • A Year of Graces : A Free 12 Month Calendar {Printable}

    On Monday, December 05 th, 2011
    The secret to joy is to keep seeking God where we struggle to see where He is. So a calendar making spaces to daily keep seeking Him — a year of graces… January: “Joy is always a function of gratitude — and gratitude is always a function of perspective. If we are going to change
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  • The Real First Thanksgiving Keep Calm & Count On {free printable}

    On Monday, November 21 st, 2011
    That field of beans west of the barn, it looked gaunt come October, bean pods all hanging like bony ribs. Whenever the wind sighed, the whole field just rattled skinny. That’s how my Dad always spoke of a railish man, that you could count his ribs. Nothing in me wanted to count those beans, know
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  • Wrap them in Love {free printable: Verse Sandwich Wrapper}

    On Friday, September 02 nd, 2011
    (Wrap their sandwiches up in one of the verse wrappers — download all 8 below — and wrap them up in love — wherever they go!) 10 Point Manifesto for Joyful Parenting (any text in turquoise links to posts for more explanation & encouragement):: 1. Today, I will make our home a house of prayer.
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  • When You’re feeling a bit Broken {free weekly gratitude journal}

    On Monday, April 04 th, 2011
    *updated links   to print photo to print photo :: This fallen world never stops dis-membering and we all break apart a bit more everyday… The kids squabble, we sit in ER rooms, we fail old friends, the dog dies, dinner burns.   And even in the ache, God whispers: Give thanks anyways — do
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  • 10+ Helps for Really Busy Moms

    On Thursday, March 24 th, 2011
    10+ Real Helps for Really Busy Moms   1. Life is not an emergency. Life’s a gift. Just Slow.   2. Now is not a forever grace but amazing grace. Do whatever it takes to wake to wonder right here.   3. Sometimes the slowest way is the fastest way to joy. Make time today,
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  • Free Calendar to Make New Habits

    On Saturday, January 08 th, 2011
    Perfect for a good start on a project, a dream, a prayer, a plan, to number the days and get a good start on slowing down to do the real important, to tend to the paramount, like scheduling for it right there in the beginning, and again at the end, and how many other happy
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