2019 Word for the Year
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2019 Word for the Year

I’m not in love with the word I’ve chosen for my 2019 Word for the Year, but I can’t seem to get away from it. That generally means it’s the right one. There were a lot of contenders: Commit. Pray. Engage. Speak. Interact. All perfectly good words in themselves and a lot to consider over…

Our Weekly Amble for March 13-17, 2017
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Our Weekly Amble for March 13-17, 2017

It was an odd week. We only did Whatchamacallit one time this week. On Monday, R-girl had an Orthodontist appointment (no more turning the key in her expander!) So, we did our the core subjects – Math, Reading, Penmanship, Latin, Reading – pretty consistently but Whatchamacallit went a little by the wayside. That frustrates me,…

2017 Word for the Year
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2017 Word for the Year

In 2014 I decided to choose a word for 2015.  I chose *revel* because I wanted to focus on enjoying and really sinking into the enjoyment of life.  I wanted to learn what it was to *revel* in God, family, vocation and then to do so.  It’s still a struggle for me in the day…

Focus and Align: Rule of Six
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Focus and Align: Rule of Six

One of the assignments from the Read Aloud Revival‘s Master Class Focus and Align (available through membership) was to determine your overarching “this is what we do daily” Rule of Six. I’m still mulling, but here’s a first stab. It is based on my Words of the Year from 2015 and 2016 bookending the “Four Ws”…

Wednesdays with Words: Vastly Beyond
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Wednesdays with Words: Vastly Beyond

For years and years my favorite Bible verse has been the one in the header to my blog, 2 Samuel 14:14. The verse, in the ESV translation says, “We must all die; we are like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God will not take away life, and he…

Revel in Humanity
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Revel in Humanity

Jesus became human. Think about that for a minute. Jesus, eternal creator and sustainer of all things. Eternally begotten, all power, all glory, all love from the Father, became a human. Now, I’m Reformed in soteriology. And I fully believe man is Totally Depraved. I believe that the fall was an actual event in history…

Wednesdays with Words: Evermore and evermore!
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Wednesdays with Words: Evermore and evermore!

I love Christmas carols. I love esoteric, uncommon Christmas Carols. A year ago for WwW, I shared ‘Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming.’ The third verse. I’m glad I checked, because it’s the one I almost shared again. Earlier in this Yuletide Season, I shared my favorite hymn which happens to be an Advent hymn:…

2016 Word of the Year
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2016 Word of the Year

In 2015, I chose *revel* as my word of the year. I chose the word on a whim, designed a graphic, and wrote the post. It’s been a fantastic year. I’ve learned a lot about reveling – from Candace, Karen, Jennifer, and Mystie who wrote fantastic guest posts on the topic. I learned a lot…

Wednesdays with Words: Steadfast, Endures, Forever
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Wednesdays with Words: Steadfast, Endures, Forever

It’s the day before Thankgiving here in the US. The children and I are heading to my parent’s home to help my mom prepare tomorrow’s dinner. Anyway, today I want to consider the reason for and recipient for our Thanksgiving. The recipient is God. He is deserving of our thanks. Period. We are his creatures,…