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helping our kids when life is hard

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Hi!  I’m Christina and am 33 (#sameageasjesus ) I married my high school sweetheart…we’ve been a couple for 18 years…and I can honestly say he’s still my favorite person in the world. We have four children and one very old and funny chocolate lab. I enjoy good music, traveling, exploring, reading, strong coffee and sweets.…

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It’s a process

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I went to the orthodontist today. Not something I thought I would say at my age. You see, I had braces in middle school and thought that stage of my life was over. Well, recently my teeth started shifting and it was messing up my bite. The orthodontist said it was a necessity to change…

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Building Our Kingdoms

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Have you ever had that moment… You’re sitting in church…and as the pastor is speaking it all-of-a-sudden feels like you are the only one he is talking to.  It has nothing to do with eye contact or where you’re sitting in the room, but instead, everything to do with the words coming out of his…

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Thankful for the year

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I get stuck in the weeds. All too often, my focus is solely on today’s “to do” list, my family’s schedule for the week, or responsibilities I need to get done.  I think more about what’s right in front of me than spending time reflecting on the past or dreaming about the future. Luckily, God tends…

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our new space

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I’m not sure why we doubt, really… We try to make things happen — force it, even — and try to climb up the mountain because we’re just sure that’s the direction we should go. This summer we started looking for a space.  We saw the need to have an office space where we can…

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