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July...Sabbaths & Birthdays

I entered the month of July longing for a break from the constant day to day busyness that the previous months had held.  My decision was to make July a Sabbath knowing that like most of you, life doesn't just stop and allow you to rest.  So the plan was to only do what was absolutely necessary and to be intentional with creating space to be quiet. I'm want to be clear on how I was feeling in the hope of encouraging others who find themselves in the same situation.  I felt like I was sitting in the middle of a plate being spun round and round and because of the dizziness that it was causing, was not able to...

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Chuck Norris, Psalm 31 woman, Jack Bauer and Moms

Yesterday was Mother's Day and besides having a blast hanging out all day with my 5  fabulous kiddos, I loved, loved, LOVED seeing all the pics on social media of all my mom friends and their children. So many wonderful tributes written to celebrate Motherhood, but I have to admit this Facebook post written by my oldest sister about our mom is my 'fav' for the day! Not that I didn't always think my mom was pretty incredible, but now as a mother of five myself  I think she was way beyond incredible! Before you get all weighted down with not measuring up as a mom, let me explain. She was incredible because she continued to be a mom... In...

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Girls With Swords Study starts this week!

We are starting our Girls With Swords Study this Sunday night! I know a lot of you have already jumped into Chapter 1 of the book and the Fencing Manual. Don't get overwhelmed with the questions.  The whole purpose of the manual is to help us to dig deeper...  We need to move past just reading words on a page and apply the truths we are learning in our lives. We talked about James 1:22 at our Thrive Sisterhood night. " How we are to be doers and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves". So, I'm excited how this study is going to push us to apply the truth we are hearing. I love this quote from Chapter One! God is...

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Girls With Swords Event

I am so looking forward to our Girls With Swords Event this Sunday night! I believe God is going to speak to each of us in a powerful way through this message. If you are reading this I hope you are making plans to be there!  Call a  friend that needs a night out and make plans to come together! Along with the teaching that night, we will of course be throwing in some fun! So come ready to laugh... to be challenged... to cry... and who knows, maybe even dance a little! ;) ***** For those interested we will be starting a study that goes along with Girls With Swords Theme in March. We will have all the details...

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