About Lani

With six kids, a farm, a ministry and dreams poking out in every direction I need plenty of grace to keep all the balls in the air. The sweet thing is that when I drop them, that crazy grace of God is there telling me I'm still okay...and you are, too...welcome to this place of grace.

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That Book Goal: July

In the midst of the craziness of July, you might have thought that I wouldn’t have had time for reading, but you would be wrong! There were plenty of hours spent in vehicles and airplanes when traveling that I could either listen to a book or read one. For one week we were at family […]

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The Day of Small Beginnings

I am sitting in the one place that I can rest in my chaotic house. We just moved in so things are piled high and deep. I don’t have a bedroom yet, the carpet that is supposed to go in is waiting for someone stronger and more knowledgeable to do that job. That person has […]

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That Book Goal: June {reviews}

Okay, okay… I know I’ve kept you waiting for June’s books for awhile but I’ve been a little busy! First of all, my son got married!! I am still in a little bit of shock over that and I will post about in August… Then my daughter graduated from high school…will post about that in […]

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One Dominion: Celebrating Canada, Prepared for a Purpose {review}

Canada Day is sneaking up on me! We’ve had such a whirlwind of events that I almost forgot it was just about here. I think I have sufficient reason to be a little scatterbrained right now. I can’t wait to post about my son’s wedding, my daughter’s graduation and all the other fun things we’ve […]

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That Book Goal: May

Writing a blog post is, perhaps, the last thing I SHOULD be doing right now. The next few weeks are a veritable whirlwind of activities and large life-changing events for our family. Reading and blogging are pretty low on my priority list right now but when I was praying about doing the next thing this […]

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Truth Wins

I am so glad that truth wins over lies every time. Today I saw it first hand. My sweet, precious daughter was believing a horrible lie until today. We weren’t aware of what it was, only that something was wrong and our little ray of sunshine was having months of cloudy days. When we got […]

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That Book Goal Update {April reviews}

Wow, April ended up being a really good reading month. The downside of that was that it was partially due to the fact that I spent a lot of time on the couch being sick. Bummer for productivity, excellent for the book goal! I am almost one third of the way there. This month we […]

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That Book Goal {March Reviews}

The March reads: The Saxon Shore by Peter Whyte (audible) The Desert Mailbag by W. G. ┬áKruse The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp Impossibilities are Targets for Miracles by Cassandra Lee and various SK authors (compilation) Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (audible) Autopsy of a Deceased Church by Thom S. Rainer This is quite a […]

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That book goal…{February review}

February wasn’t quite as impressive and I didn’t make nearly as much progress as I had hoped too. I blame it on the fact that February has fewer days than any other month…and maybe that the audio book I chose is 39 freaking hours long – what was I thinking!?? (still not finished that baby) […]

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Why I quit make-up for Lent…

I’m not actually a huge make-up wearer. In fact my kids commented on that fact when I said I was giving up make-up for Lent. They noticed this particular feature of their mom, I was touched that they noticed. However, I know what’s in my heart. I know why I use make-up when I do. […]

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