Do Not Grow Weary

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. ?Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. ?Consider him who …

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Separation State??

I shared some of our trip to Asheville on the blog and one of the things that kept playing in my head was how many questions (and looks!) we got about our family. In three days we were asked a handful of times what the kids ages were, or how far apart they were, and one man even told us that we “had our own little camp!” ?I’m not sure what that means but Camp Yoder Toter sounds like a …

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Money and Awkward Social Situations

It’s Money Monday! One of my friends recently gave me the idea to talk about how money can make for awkward conversations when invited to an event or outing. Maybe you’re invited to dinner and you don’t have the funds to eat at an expensive steakhouse. Maybe you’re asked to be a bridesmaid and you know a dress + shoes + hotel + bachelorette party is going to put you out $500 or more. Or you could be?just saving for …

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Grief is a Journey

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. ? After a long, hard winter we awake to spring. A rebirth of sorts and clearing of so much clutter that?s built up after the long months indoors. ?Sometimes the clutter comes out of our hearts and our heads and not the cupboards and basements. ? I found two pictures this week. One I had been searching for for months. And one I had fallen upon by chance.   Some time …

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