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The waiting is the hardest part

The waiting is the hardest part Every day you see one more card You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part From the song, “The Waiting” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers I took up gardening a few years ago, and every year I learn something […]

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Why I read the Bible

When I was a kid, I saw my Dad read his Bible pretty much every day. Although I had a fair amount of Bible knowledge myself, I didn’t really understand picking it up and reading it every day. It was more of a reference book for me.   Later in life, after going through some […]

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What if the sun didn’t come up tomorrow?

This is post #2 in series which grew out of this original post: http://lisa-grant.com/2016/11/exchanging-gripe-gratitude/   I promise, I’m not trying to be dramatic.  But seriously, how much do we take the sun for granted?  We just assume the sun will show up every morning to set the day into motion. Unless, of course, our favorite team […]

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Things we take for granted – being protected

This will be the first in a series which grew out of this original post:  http://lisa-grant.com/2016/11/exchanging-gripe-gratitude/ “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:18   The thought of demons and angels among us, […]

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Why my Christmas tree is still up

The Christmas tree is still up at my house. I can find a million reasons not to take it down each year. This year, my justification is this: I put it up later than usual, so it should stay up longer. On this bitterly cold January night, I’m the only one still awake. Snow is […]

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When Our “Babies” Leave the Nest

  Trials…we are all destined for them, and that includes our kids. “So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens. We sent Timothy, who is our brother and co-worker in God’s service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in […]

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Jesus on Parenting Teens: What Are YOU Hungry For, Mom and Dad?

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6 I have always worked really hard to cultivate a hunger and thirst for righteousness in my kids. I want them to run hard after God so they don’t miss out on all He has for them. So, I served […]

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Don’t Freak Out!

“I told her, whatever you do, don’t freak out.”  – my husband, recalling advice he gave to a friend going through a troubling time with her pre-teen son. That, my friends, is brilliant advice for those of us in the trenches of parenting.  Especially for us moms – we tend to be the big freaker-outers. […]

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Jesus on Parenting Teens: Make It Easy For Your Kids to Honor You

“Stay hungry, stay young, stay foolish, stay curious, and above all, stay humble because just when you think you got all the answers, is the moment when some bitter twist of fate in the universe will remind you that you very much don’t.”― Tom Hiddleston Parenting provides many reminders that we don’t have all the […]

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Jesus on Parenting Teens: You Are Not Raising the Perfect Child!

I will never forget the moment I realized my son had a sinful nature.  It caught me completely off guard when I discovered he had lied about something.  After all, here was this sweet, innocent little boy who could melt butter with his dimple-filled smile (see above picture).  He was loving, kind, and well-behaved. I […]

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