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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O Canada!! {10 things I love}

Happy Canada Day!! I am so happy to be a Canadian.  I love my country and can’t imagine living anywhere else.  Here are the top 10 things I love about my country! 1. I have been from one end of our country to the other and it is so beautiful and diverse.  I love the […]

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Happy Birthday to Josiah!

My marvelous song is 17 today.  He is all growed up and huge! 🙂 (yes I am aware that that was a bad sentence) We celebrate with a birthday breakfast and family parties and all kinds of such things!  We just finished breakfast and are heading out to a family reunion but I couldn’t resist […]

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FMF – It’s The Time In Between

It’s Friday and the prompt for today has been wandering in my head all day. If you’d like to know more about FMF click on this button: Today’s prompt: In Between GO   “It’s the time in-between…” This line comes from  a song by Francesca Battestelli.  It’s a lovely song about Jesus’ time in between […]

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What I learned in June.

Emily P. Freeman over at Chatting at the Sky has been sharing what she’s learned every month and invited her readers to do the same.  You can link up over HERE if you’re so inclined. **Warning: This is rather random, well at least some of it is! 1. I’m not a big fan of summer. […]

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Book Review: {Deadly Devotion}

Sandra Orchard’s new book Deadly Devotion‘s plot line is focused on tea, truth and it’s set in Canada AND it’s a mystery – what’s not to like!!?  I can’t help but endorse a fellow Canadian, however, you’ll want to grab a copy of the book for some great pool-side reading this summer! Kate Adams is […]

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It’s NOT for you!

A few days ago I talked about getting hurt by your own gifting.  But what about when you get hurt by someone else’s? I know this happens far too often. I’ve been in ministry since I was about sixteen and have had many roles.  Teacher, director, leader, pastor, administrator, board member. I’ve seen a lot. […]

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Learn the unforced rhythm of grace…

“Don’t put your macaroni on the wall.” “Take your laundry downstairs.” “Where is the receipt that goes with this entry?” “Is that your cute face?” “No, you’ve already had a treat.” “Tomorrow is a crafty day would you like to come over?” “Do we know how many attendees we can expect?” “How do I figure […]

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When You Get Bit

What happens when that thing you’re gifted at comes back and bites you?   One of my gifts is exhortation – the ability to counsel and advise people toward righteous living –  however, when turned on myself I can point out what’s wrong with me faster than the proverbial speeding bullet. There’s nothing wrong with […]

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What do You say?

Why do you say that? Watch what you say! Did you hear what I said? Yesterday afternoon we were privileged to attend the graduation of one of our youth group members who went to a boarding school this year.  Something the speaker said really spoke to me. What you say to yourself is six times […]

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FMF: {Listen to the Music}

Friday is here which means it is time for 5 Minute Friday. Scroll to the bottom of this post to learn more. My offering today on the prompt:  LISTEN GO I have heard the strident sounds of jealousy, the monotonous tones of the dishwasher humming, the high notes of rain pinging on the roof, the […]

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