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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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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Review: {Stealing the Preacher}

I have to admit I picked Stealing the Preacher because of the title.  It caught my interest and I decided to review it even though I’m not much of a romance reader.  I do like things set in history and Stealing the Preacher is in the heart of the wild west and my husband is […]

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a crazy-grace-full moment

God’s crazy grace showed up again this weekend.  I call His grace crazy because it doesn’t make sense to me.  It’s way off the map of logical.  This weekend it looked like this… – take a really tired, unprepared ministry couple who finished seeding at noon and throw them into a camp with a bunch […]

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Five Minute Friday: {Falling Into Grace}

This is my first Five Minute Friday in the new space.  If you’re new to me and FMF, let me explain… Five Minute Friday is the brain-child of Lisa Jo.  It’s a free writing exercise.  She posts a prompt and you set your timer for five minutes and go for it.  No pre-planning, no editing, […]

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for days like this…

Oh that I could harness all the amazing post ideas that flit through my head like bees sucking nectar from a….{squirrel} I am usually just one thought away from magnificence, but alas exhaustion overcomes me and I fall into bed trying to…{squirrel} I have three book ideas in my head, one of them is actually […]

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Behind the Scenes: Beauty and the Beast

Crystal started this link party today and I had to jump on board. This picture is my new living room wall which I LOVE!!  But this link party is about what you DON”T see.  Crystal’s goal is for us to just get real!  None of live perfect Pinterest lives. We redid this wall because it […]

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How NOT to launch a blog {and Winner announcement}

Tip #1 – when launching a new blog, plan to be at home… Tip #2 – when launching a new blog, plan it for when your kids aren’t going in 14 directions at one time and you should not be sick… Tip #3 – perhaps you should actually plan it…. Having said that…I’m just glad […]

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just running out the door….

I was going to write a fabulous post about the amazing people who helped me get this site up and running…however, I have to run out the door…right now!  for the next 4 days… with dance rehearsals and recitals and all that business… so… My daughter, that pretty girl in the pictures in the header…yeah, […]

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Dream Update

Our God-sized Dream Team is winding down it’s intentional Tuesday postings but the team is still going strong and really, anyone is welcome to come grab a God-sized dream and dream along with us!  Holley Gerth’s book  You Were Made for a God-sized Dream is an excellent resource to get you started on the path […]

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