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Stones of Remembrance + Grace & Truth {Week 3}

My Moriah will be four years old tomorrow - where does the time go? Four years ago today, we were aware of Moriah's birth family, but we had no idea that our world would be changing forever in a mere 24 hours. This week I've remembered Moriah's birth and God's faithfulness by resurrecting her birth story and sharing it with my Facebook friends and family. It's been such a great reminder of how blessed we are. So you can imagine my excitement when I read Lynnae's post, Where Are Your Stones of … {Read More}

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Oh Behave! ~ Training Your Child to Behave in Church

  ...they all walked sedately into the church. The first clang of the bell rang out when they were on the steps. After that, there was nothing to do but sit still till the sermon was over. It was two hours long. Almanzo's legs ached and his jaw wanted to yawn, but he dared not yawn or fidget. He must sit perfectly still and never take his eyes from the preacher's solemn face and wagging … {Read More}

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Who Does The Bible Say God Is?

Who Does the Bible Say God Is? With Pantheism running rampant these days, I've become increasingly aware that God's name and character are being grossly misused and misrepresented due to a confusion of who He is.  God IS NOT the universe.  Yet, God IS the Creator of the universe.  "For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm" (Psalm 33:9).  Conversely, the universe IS NOT … {Read More}

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Date Ideas for You and Your Spouse

No matter the length of time we are married, one thing is true of all relationships.  We need to keep dating our spouse. We ladies need our guys to ask us out and take charge by planning dates for us, just like when we use to date before we were married. I've been married for more than 25 years and still get all kinds of giddy when the Mr. calls me up and asks me out. Ladies, your guy is … {Read More}

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Grace & Truth: A Weekly Christian Link-Up {Week 2}

Welcome back to week two of #GraceTruth! Our first week was awesome and we were so encouraged by the many of you that took time to share with us! I hope that you were encouraged just as much as we were and that you'll join us again today. My feature for this week is Anne, from Front Porch, Inspired. Her post on emptiness resonated with me. Our family has experienced so much emptiness over the … {Read More}

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What to REALLY Expect as a Mom

This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting STC in such a tangible way. Many of you have probably read at least one of the books in the What to Expect series. From prenatal nutrition to childhood development, this series is the go-to resource of many parents when it comes to...well, what to expect! Here's my version...the cold, hard, wonderful facts about what you can … {Read More}