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My House is Full…

There is peace and contentment in my Father’s house todayLots of food on the table and no one is turned awayThere is singing and laughter as the hours pass byBut a hush calms the singing as the Father sadly criesMy house is full, but my field is emptyWho will go and work for Me todayIt seems my children all want to stay around my tableBut no one wants to work my…

BIG

I hear many people praying for many things: finances, safety, protection, health, their families, the lost and healing to name a few.What I don’t hear is praying for supernatural, awe inspiring, jaw dropping, ‘you Gotta be kidding me’, ‘ no way’ miracles.Do we think that God can’t do all that we ask? I guess we are afraid that if we ask him and he doesn’t answer like we…

Beyond the Mirror

Recently, my six year old and I stood outside a building that had a mirrored front.  Standing away from the building we could see ourselves, but we couldn’t see anyone inside.  After several minutes passed, my six year old walked up to the building, pressed her face against the glass and stared for a few more minutes. After standing and staring for a time…

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…