Author: lkwarren

O Come Immanuel

A quiet moment in the house on my kindergartner’s school day during my toddler’s nap time.  Breathing in the last Advent season in this little home of ours…wondering if we’ll be here on Christmas morning or in our new house.  It almost seems, at this point, that it doesn’t matter. We have been learning hard

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The Anchor

Reflections on faith through my daughter’s VSD diagnosis and open-heart surgery this summer. The older I get, and the more I experience, the more I realize that there are times in life when words really, truly fall short… Perhaps there is a vantage point in the distance by which I can look back and find

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Silversmith

Read: Malachi 3:2-3(NKJV) There was a group of women in a Bible Study on the book of Malachi. As they were studying chapter three, they came across verse three, which says: “He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver. “This verse puzzled the women and they wondered what this statement meant about the character

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Garden Heart : Lenten Reflections

As Lent approaches I find myself preparing my heart. Which in a way is funny, because Lent itself is a season of preparation for Easter, but it feels good and right to be ready for this. I have always felt like Lent is one of the most important seasons of the church. One of the

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The Fashion of this World

If you’re a mother, than you may be familiar with the experience I am going to share–if you’re not, bear with me–you may be amused non-the-less, and in the end you’ll understand the connection I am making. As an expectant mother, this physical transformation comes to you in the extreme and leaves many changes in

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When Things Don’t Go As Planned…

When things don’t go as planned…You take a deep breath (or a few a deep breaths) When things don’t go as planned…You step aside,Take a walk,Have a bit of a cry if you need to. When things don’t go as planned…You keep moving, Keep pressing on.Take the next step. One first. Then another. When things

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An Arrival

As Christmas is passing and we put away the decorations, find places for new gifts, and our gaze drifts from the nativity scene, our minds usually “forget about Christmas” until the season arrives on our doorstep next year. This year during Advent, the thought came to me that many of us tend to see Christmas

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Fall on Your Knees

Waiting is uncomfortable isn’t it? Our culture tends to avoid it at all cost. We have instant gratification at every turn. Even just now as I entered the coffee shop to work in a quiet place, I glanced across the room and every single person was looking at a smartphone or a tablet…even the people

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We Wait

We enter the season of Advent, the season of waiting.  The world enters too, into that physical manifestation of waiting. Cold has settled into our nights and days, and though the sun is still shining most afternoons, life has taken it’s leave–has fallen asleep and sinks deep into its earthen roots. We see this reality

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Faith Like a Child

Fall is always filled with family activities for us.  It’s our favorite season and we have many traditions that we look forward to all year.  Recently our family visited a pumpkin patch/fall festival that was hosted by a garden center.  Our 5 year old, Hosea, loved all the activities, rides, and games they had set

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