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  • The Christmas Tree that Blew Our Minds… & Hearts

    On Thursday, December 26 th, 2013
    I haven’t the faintest clue who noticed it first. Maybe it was Levi, when he got clocked in the side of the head by one of the limbs when he was just trying to get to his seat at the table. “Um…. why is this tree growing out?” He’s rubbing his head like he’s trying
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  • Advent Devotionals. Week 02. Peace. [Video]

    On Sunday, December 08 th, 2013
    {Consider turning off music by clicking the speaker bar near the bottom of  the left margin?} Disclaimer: This ain’t all together or professional slick or anything… Just a simple, homemade video, taped this week by our oldest boy, Caleb, because God just keeps pressing it hard on our hearts to make a space for folks
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  • Advent Devotionals. Week 01. Hope. [VIDEO. updated.]

    On Sunday, December 01 st, 2013
    {Consider turning off music by clicking the speaker bar near the bottom of  the left margin?} Disclaimer: This ain’t all together or professional slick or anything… Just a simple, homemade video, taped by our Hope-girl, because God pressed it hard on our hearts to make a space for folks who may not have a community
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  • Here’s One Plan to Have The Best Christmas
    [even in hard times]

    On Friday, November 29 th, 2013
    With extraordinary thanks to More than Words Photography by Tammi & the pianist who always accompanies this blog, David Nevue, for sharing their gifts, as we all take our loaves and fishes and offer them as gifts  back to the Greatest Giver. #BetheG.I.F.T. Join us and not Miss Him this year? Consider journeying with us through
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  • {Tomorrow! Christmas at the Farm!} Your Video Invite to a Simplified, Sane & Sacred Christmas

    On Wednesday, November 20 th, 2013
    {Consider turning off music by clicking the speaker bar near the bottom of  the left margin?} RSS readers please click here. Because may this Christmas —  “You don’t want a Christmas you can buy. You don’t want a Christmas you can make. What you want is a Christmas you can hold. A Christmas that holds
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  • When You’re Tired and Ready for a Christmas Revolution #UpsideDownChristmas

    On Tuesday, November 19 th, 2013
    There must have been a blow-out sale on sheeny wrapping paper with dancing reindeer that year. Because that’s what she’d wrapped everything in – flashy reindeer with bulbous red noses. A whole herd of them circled under the blinking tree slathered with cheap tinsel and Grandma had scrawled our names in blotchy blue ink on
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  • How to Really Kick off the Holidays: Come to Christmas at the Farm!

    On Thursday, November 14 th, 2013
    She’d first come up this unexpected way last spring. Right about when that ancient lilac bush out front of the house had feebly offered up it’s last tired crop of blooms, like some old lady bent on beauty right till the end. I’d filled up some old crocks with the scented purple and got a
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  • Free Bonus Christmas Ornaments {Free Jesse Tree Ornaments}

    On Friday, September 13 th, 2013
      The Greatest Gift , written this spring, for your Christmas, to change your whole new year — change you.   “I’m a mom to three small children, so my focus during Advent tends to be on how I can make the season memorable for them, how I can teach them what it means that God became a
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  • The Secret that Shouldn’t be a Secret : For When You’ve Messed Up 1000 Things

    On Friday, August 30 th, 2013
    So…. we kept him a secret about till the end. Almost 2 decades ago now, we kept him a secret till I was almost 7 months pregnant. And Kathy Agnes leaned over just before prayer time at Bible Study and said knowingly, “Anything you’d like to share, Ann?” I was 20 years old and 9
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