DANCE FOR JOY!

What does it look like when a young woman realizes she is special? When she is lifted up, loved, known, beautiful, treasured? We recently brought two dozen amazing young ladies to our home to shop for dresses and shoes. Generous donors helped provide what we needed, and adult volunteers and…

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“H” VERSES ARE PROMISES

This year we are on our second walk through the alphabet, learning a scripture verse for each letter, A through Z. I’m amazed by the children’s ability to remember verses as we chant them in rhythm or sing them to simple made-up tunes. And I am just as excited as…

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THE WONDER OF SNOWFLAKES…AND CHILDREN

In Olive Branch, Mississippi, the  past few days have been uncommonly cold. Unfortunately (admittedly, some would say fortunately) our freezing temperatures have not been accompanied by snow. Many children, and likely some teachers, too, hoped for a snow day! But only a light dusting came to our cars and rooftops…

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REFLECTION ON A REFLECTION

Back in October at Olive Branch City Park, a stunning reflection of trees and sky on a pond captured my attention. I was so struck by it that I stopped to take a picture. Then as I continued to run, I thought about the way that life often appears messy and…

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