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Let’s Go Back: Returning to Rest when Life Won’t Slow Down

And just like that, summer is over. Summer vacation, that is. The heat is forecasted to stick with us for a while yet. The kids are back to their studies and our weekly routine is becoming more…routine. I’m not sure what happened to the lazy days of summer, but we didn’t see many of them… Continue reading Let’s Go Back: Returning to Rest when Life Won’t Slow Down

Family, grace, parenting, rest, Uncategorized

Slowing Down

Saturday is our family’s favorite day of the week. From Sunday through Friday, we’re busy with school, work, church, sports, music, playdates, and the general busyness which accompanies family life. But on Saturday, we take a breath.  We eat waffles for breakfast and the kids listen to radio adventures on a local Christian station. Most… Continue reading Slowing Down

Family, growing in Christ, ministry, parenting, serving, Uncategorized, Walking by Faith

Ministry That Doesn’t Look Like Ministry

"Alleluia. Alleluia!" The words of our song echoed through the Russian cathedral. We stood in the balcony, enraptured by the polished beauty surrounding us. We were playing tourist that day, taking time off in the middle of a mission trip to Siberia. Our team didn't plan on singing. There was no audience, at least no… Continue reading Ministry That Doesn’t Look Like Ministry

Family, fear, growing in Christ, hope, Hope in the Midst of Heartache, parenting

Passing on Hope

“I’m glad we’re #christians,” said my pre-teen daughter. I asked her why and her response still echoes in my heart. #hope #faith #parenting #motherhood #kids

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When Life Hurts

by Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon Sometimes life is really hard. As a nation, we've experienced some tragic events lately - from the Las Vegas massacre to hurricanes and wild fires leaving destruction in their wake. Closer to home, several dear friends lost loved ones in the last few weeks. We attended one funeral on Saturday - a dearly loved husband and father. Unexpected.… Continue reading When Life Hurts

abiding in Christ, Hope in the Midst of Heartache, knowing God, Uncategorized, Victorious Living, Waiting, Walking by Faith

The Prize

Have you ever won the lottery? No? Well, don’t feel bad – I haven’t either. (Of course, I hear you have to play to have a chance at winning, so maybe that has something to do with it.) How about being chosen in a drawing, like at the Home and Garden’s Expo? You just fill… Continue reading The Prize

Identity in Christ, knowing God, Uncategorized, Walking by Faith

This Changes Everything

“Look! The virgin will conceive and bear a Son, and they will call Him Emmanuel, which means ‘God with us’” (Matt 1:23) NET. God.with.us. Those three words astound me. For thousands of years, God had been worshiped from afar. His holiness stood in stark contrast to mankind’s sin. A thick veil separated His earthly presence… Continue reading This Changes Everything

Family, knowing God, ministry, Uncategorized, Victorious Living, Walking by Faith

Thanksgiving in the Midst of Failure

Failure...not much of a Thanksgiving theme.

Family, Identity in Christ, knowing God, ministry, Uncategorized, Victorious Living, Walking by Faith

Umbrella Ministry

by Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon Don’t you just love rainy days? There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book and a cup of tea on a dark and rainy day. So cozy and comfortable. Ahh…I love rainy days. Unless I have to run errands. With three kids in tow. Of those rainy days, I… Continue reading Umbrella Ministry

Hope in the Midst of Heartache, knowing God, Uncategorized, Waiting, Walking by Faith

God of the Storm

By Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon Have you ever experienced a natural disaster? I’ve been through several – two earthquakes while living in California, a hurricane during my teen years in Hawaii, even a fire in the valley directly behind our home. Oh, and a predicted tsunami (though it was quite anti-climactic when it rolled in at… Continue reading God of the Storm