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Beautiful Cracked Pots

In June, the Country Woods Women’s Ministry met at the Athannasov’s home to be taught how to create, with our own hands, a serving bowl made from clay. I wasn’t quite sure how this was going to go because you see, I’m not very creative.  My husband and my oldest daughter are the right brain people in our household.  I’m very left…

A Powerful Peace in the Chaos

Have you ever been in a car with three 5 year old little girls?  It is complete conversation chaos.  All three are talking about three different topics and none of them are really listening to the other one.  It’s comical, it’s loud, it’s less than peaceful; but even more than that it’s frustrating and distracting!  This situation got me to thinking…

Train or not to Train; That is the Question

In Proverbs 22:6 it says, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” What a promise this is from our awesome and faithful God! What a calling this is to every parent! Do you feel the pressure? I’ve often said that parenting is the hardest job I’ve ever had. Matt and I have three daughters….19, 18, and 5 years old. Can you…

Take Your Medicine!

A parasite is defined as “an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other’s expense.” Since moving to Peru in July, I have become well acquainted with various parasites. They’re easily contracted, even with the best of precautions. I have “benefited” from some of the side effects of succumbing to a…

Welcome to the Golden Years!

As they say on television, “I need to warn you that the following may be offensive to you.” “I tell you the truth. When you were younger, you dressed yourself & went where you wanted; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands & someone else will dress you & lead you where you do not want to go.” (Jesus said this. Read John 21:18) WELCOME TO THE…

The Discontinuation of a Label

This month I am reading the Read, Pray, Obey (RPO) along with other church members in the book of Acts. I have never studied the book of Acts as a whole so I am excited to embark on this journey with my church family. I am only in chapter 4 as of today, but I have been writing down each day the events of each chapter, key verses from each chapter, and thoughts and ideas…