Tending The Fire // Share The Brew With Katie Reid

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Today I have the honor of welcoming Katie Reid to my space.  I met Katie via the Five Minute Friday and was instantly pulled in by the depth of her words.  Please make sure you visit Katie at her blog, The Tightly Wound Woman, and read more of her inspiring posts. A bumpy dirt road leads to our home in the country. Stunning sunrises emerge above acres of farm land beyond our backyard (and sometimes I’m up early enough to see them). But where the lawn meets open fields there sits an … [Read more...]

When Lent Is Not Giving Up But Looking In // The Weekend Brew

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Growing up in a structured, traditional church came with the yearly Lenten sacrifices. I would start planning weeks in advance for the "just right" thing to give up as my offering each Lent. Choosing involved making sure that whatever I gave up would hurt, but not too much. Giving up chocolate or desserts seem to be a typical "go to" sacrifice each Lent because I knew I could handle this for 6 weeks and often other family members were doing the same thing so there was strength in numbers. I … [Read more...]

Open // Five Minute Friday

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Open Your Heart, My Child by Barbie Swihart Open your heart, My child. Let me come inside. You need not shrink back in fear. You need not run and hide. All of the feelings of uncertainty that you bottle up inside, Let me replace them with peace, Let me give you My rest. I know you feel weak and weary, I've caught every tear you've cried. Open your heart, My child to My love which heals all wounds. My door is always open, You need only to come. Broken, bruised and battered, I … [Read more...]