Tag Archives | Family Uncaged

Abby Alleman’s Thin Place: The Eyes That Drew Me Home

If you’re facing the loss of a loved one, I pray today’s story will strengthen you. Read more from Abby at her blog, Fan the Flame. (Sharing your Thin Place story can also strengthen the faith of others. Care to share? Go here to find out how.) **** “Help! I don’t have the strength to […]

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Olga Wright Griffin’s Thin Place: Answer in the End

Olga is a writer and speaker whose heart is to share Biblical principles with women, which she does through Heart Hope. Her story is about the gift of being able to let go of someone we love, because of Jesus. (If you’d like to submit your Thin Place story, you can do so here.) **** […]

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Sharon Osterhoudt’s Thin Place: A Story of Sisters

I wonder if the birthday cakes Sharon and her sister share are now even sweeter, considering their story. Visit Sharon at her blog, SomethingToThinkAbout. (You can share your Thin Place Story, here.) **** On February 11th I wished my sister Mary a happy birthday. It is a miracle we thought would never happen. In 2006, she […]

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How to be a “Gladitude” family

One day (a long time ago) I asked my youngest daughter to clean her room. I expected a whine or a huff, but instead she exclaimed, “Mommy, I’d be gladitude.” She didn’t know it then as she morphed glad to and attitude in one nice little word, but she started me down a trail toward […]

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Autumnal pictures for your enjoyment

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I took these pictures at the Fall Retreat in Oklahoma. I hope you enjoy them. In the meantime, have an amazing Thanksgiving tomorrow. Andi studying her Bible at Fall Retreat (more…)

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My wee little thankfulness project

For those of you who don’t know me, I have a side of me that loves-loves-loves decorating. Not in a flashy, expensive, buy-new-furniture way, but just enough to want to tweak things to keep my home alive and creative. I just can’t stand things being the same. So I mix it up. So, yesterday, I […]

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The gift I wanted to return (or how to be a better receiver)

Two Christmases ago, I opened the semi-heavy box while my family smiled. Ugg boots! Outwardly I rejoiced. I’m plagued with terribly cold feet, even in summer. It’s painful and frustrating, and I’ve kept the genius who invented fuzzy socks in business because of it. Even so, inside this little voice plagued me. You’re not worth […]

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Jason Coleman’s Thin Place

Jason, author of Your Amazing Marriage, shares his Thin Place when God stepped in to provide. (Has God met you in a Thin Place? If you’d like to share your story, go here.) ***** There is nothing that compares to the feeling of entrapment. The feeling that the walls are closing in around you and […]

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JoAnne Kelly’s Thin Place: Laboring for Love

“It was far from perfect but we were all learning to love and become the best family we could.” JoAnne Kelly’s words from her Thin Place Story remind us love is a process. Housekeeping note: JoAnne’s story kicks off Thin Place Thursday. Now it’s easier to remember when the Thin Place Stories will run. (You […]

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The Skinny on France

It seems like a lifetime ago that we flew to France as a family to explore our calling and see if that’s where God would have us serve. This picture was taken at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam. The kids did really well when we traveled, though they were all very tired. They were 10, 7, […]

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