My thoughts on the book…Uncovered by Rod Tucker

Date: April 11, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized Comments: No Comments Share:

This is my husband. Oh.  I know. I love him. Very much.   This is his book. When you hear the word “church”, what do you see? Is it the building? A steeple and stained glass. A yellowing hymnal. Colorful lights. A large, smooth room with acoustic panels and squishy seats. Is it the service? Hands raised in the air or a preacher [...]

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My thoughts on the book…Highway to Hell by Matt Roper

Date: March 14, 2014 Categories: A Little Audience Participation Please, I see Him everywhere, Review Comments: No Comments Share:

“Child prostitution, Rita explained, was simply a way of life in Medina… ‘Everyone’s happy when a baby girl is born…because in around a decade, they’ll have a valuable source of income.’” When I first read these words, spoken by a resident of the Brazilian town of Medina which sits along BR-116, the “highway to hell”, I [...]

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Checking Out – regarding modesty

Date: March 12, 2014 Categories: A Little Audience Participation Please, I see Him everywhere Comments: 1 Comment Share:

I’ve mentioned my lovely, wonderful church before on this little blog, and let me just tell you.  I love this place. I am continually accepted, challenged, respected, used {in the best way}, loved and honored here. Today, I am honored in a new way as I was asked to guest blog for them. So, if you’d like to hear some of my thoughts [...]

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Junk Necklaces – New Shop Item!

Date: February 5, 2014 Categories: A Little Audience Participation Please Comments: No Comments Share:

Ok.  Whew.  Remain calm, Anna Joy.  Deep, cleansing breaths. mmmmrrrrraaaaAAAGGGHHHH!  I just can’t!  I am SO excited to share these new shop items with you.  Ahhhhh!! {panting} These beauties got finished up a few weeks ago, and then photographed by the lovely and talented Sarah Spohn, and they are now in the shop and ready for [...]

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I am the best
Date: January 22, 2014 Categories: I see Him everywhere Comments: 4 Comments Share:

Ask me what is the most difficult thing about winter, specifically winter in Michigan, and I will tell you – the end of daylight savings time. The days are already getting shorter as it is and then you go and “Fall Back” and all the sudden it’s almost lunchtime and you haven’t even seen the sunrise yet. The other [...]

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Life with a boy

Date: January 20, 2014 Categories: Fostering and Adoption, I see Him everywhere Comments: 5 Comments Share:

Eight months. That’s how long I’ve been the momma to a five-year-old boy, and ya know…I thought for sure I’d have everything figured out by now. {kidding} Recently, I’ve been mulling over some of the things about this new role I play and this new person I live with that I completely did not expect. For example, [...]

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Currently Listening

Date: January 10, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized Comments: 1 Comment Share:

Someone asked me the other day what my favorite worship song is. Blank stare. How could I possibly choose just one?  Or even a top three?  Or top ten?  So instead, here are some good songs I’ve been digging lately.  In no particular order. Oh, p.s., I could go into a very very long explanation of what, to me, worship is and what, [...]

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Once more…with feeling

Date: January 9, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized Comments: 3 Comments Share:

Well, hello again!  Long time no see!  (Long time no write?  Long time no post?  You get the point.). Three months, to be exact. In mid-October, I decided to simply give it a rest. I replaced the home page of and the cover photo of Consider Grace on Facebook with a note. “We’re taking a little break.” [...]

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Grant Us Peace

Date: September 11, 2013 Categories: I see Him everywhere Comments: No Comments Share:

I was sitting in Mr. Jeske’s Bible class, second hour, freshman year of high school.  My classmate Stephen came in and said that an airplane had crashed into the World Trade Center and that some thought it was a terrorist attack.  I didn’t know at the time what the World Trade Center was or really even what a terrorist attack [...]

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Too Much Information

Date: August 7, 2013 Categories: I see Him everywhere Comments: 2 Comments Share:

I have jaw issues.  We know this. In case you are someone who loves hearing all the gory details and the comprehensive medical history of others, or in case you are someone who also has jaw problems and wants to make sure you’re not alone, OR in case you are someone who loves to read rambling, not-even-trying-to-nutshell accounts of things, [...]

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