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My dad on Earth and my Dad in Heaven

What I know about my father: He loves me. He listens. He HEARS. He spends time with me. He is caring. He provides. He is a giver. He doesn’t give up on me. He has a great laugh. He’s taught me how to love people. He is patient. He’s kind. He knows me. He asks… Read more »

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provision or presence

I realized this morning….early, early in the morning….that I have become someone very dependent on God’s provision. I feel safe, comfortable, and “strong” when I have ALL that I “need” and “want.” And of course, God is my provider. So, when someone hurts me or when my child doesn’t allow me the sleep I want….I… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 012

[Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  #ThankfulThursday] [ one ] Seasons. I was thinking about this yesterday and shared it at our mid-week worship service before worship. It is so amazing to me how creative God is. Think about how creative seasons are… really. How boring would it be if we only had Summer. Yeah….. Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 011

 [Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  #ThankfulThursday] Today’s post is from Maria Watkins – she blogs at Life on M Avenue about family and their encounter with CDLS  – she and her husband have 4 children.  When my daughter Ella was born and diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder 3 years ago, my picture perfect world shattered… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 010

There is always something to be thankful for – Thursdays around here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful. Three things I’m thankful for today. [ one ]  imagination.  I’ve seen my sons in the last few months really start to play together and use their imagination. Granted there are times where it is an all-out brawl, but other times… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 009

  This week’s Thankful Thursday is from Jani Dahlin, Pastor of Children and Adult Discipleship at Praise Community Church. There is always something to be thankful for – Thursdays around here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  Three things I am thankful for today . . . [ one ] The 7 wonders of the world . …. Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 008

Guest post for “Thankful Thursday 008” is by Alyssa Bartek, she writes for heartlandbeats.com and is a great mom and wife.  Her and her husband, Rick, live in Henderson, Nebraska and are just down right cool people. [Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  #ThankfulThursday] [ one ] Books: I wouldn’t be who I am today… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 007

  Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  #ThankfulThursday   [ one ] dreams. how boring what it be to never dream (while awake, or asleep)? We would never have made an airplane. we would never have made cars. we would never have seen the depths of the ocean. we would never have walked on the moon……. Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 006

Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  Today’s post is by Sarah Beth Wunderlich. [ one ] i choose to be thankful for messes. though they require energy and time to clean up they are remnants. remnants of life being lived. dirty dishes in the sink means a meal was provided and possibly enjoyed. unsharpened pencils abandoned on… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 005

Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.      [ One ]  Creativity! How boring life would be without creativity. I’m thankful for music, imaginations of little boys, blanket forts that turn into caves and spaceships, poetry, art, etc…   [ Two ]  My wife’s prayers! Truly an amazing blessing.   [ Three ] Friends that… Read more »