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Shaking Up the Mundane: How to Cultivate an Enjoyable Marriage

“Here, carry this.” He handed me a thick quilt and grabbed a basket from his trunk. It was the hottest day of the summer ...

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Testing Normal: Finding Conviction in the Common

Here I sit, swinging in my Eno, admiring an emerging green world that says spring has at last made its arrival. I have a book at ...

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To the Wife Whose Husband is Busier than She Is

I looked down at my phone and it was hard not to be a little disappointed. “I will be working late tonight sweetheart. I will ...


What A Beautiful Name

Please welcome Mama Hartley's tender words again today.  Sometimes my heart gets so full I just have to share!  Remember the day you first accepted Jesus as your Savior?  It’s a lot like that.  If you’ve never received Jesus, oh you can and oh friend, please do it today!  I remember at ...


Every Day, Every Hour, Every Minute

Welcome my mama once more...  I was twelve years when I first remember hearing the old hymn, I Need Thee Every Hour.  So many of us have cut our spiritual teeth on the great hymns of the faith.  They are full of sound doctrine, beautiful lyrics and lasting melodies.  I appreciate having ...


The Day I Served Raw Chicken to a Chef

If I had to point to my favorite things in my home, almost all of them would be in the kitchen. Nothing makes my heart go pitter patter quite like my cookbook collection, cast iron skillets, and white serving dishes. I find it incredibly rewarding to gather people around our table and serve up a ...


Scooped Up: The Day God Found Me

Welcome once more my precious mama. I have always said that hers is a testimony that needs to be heard. Her gratitude for God's grace was born out of brokeness, of hurt, and of confusion - born out of healing and an encounter with the Lord. I pray that her story sparks your own gratitude for grace ...