Becoming a Son-Worshipper

I am pulling out a post from the archives of my old blog. I’ll leave an update on the bottom…you’ll see what I mean! Becoming a Son-Worshipper ©2005, Lani Wiens a fresh flowers original A flower popped up in my shower this morning. My feet looked like they were really dirty but when I got down […]

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We are covered by His crazy grace…

This morning hasn’t gone the way I thought. There was a crisis and hurting hearts needed counsel and a listening ear. We needed to remember this morning that God knows our hearts and loves us anyway. We needed to remember that no matter the size of the disappointment or sin God’s sacrifice is bigger. So […]

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Behind the Scenes: The Scary Movie Girl

I love this picture. My daughter is on the far right, the one with the ‘scary movie’ look on her face and her two best friends.  It was her birthday. It was supposed to look like this: 1. They were all going to wear their ‘leather’ jackets. (check) 2. We would have a stunning photo […]

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Why do we hunger for beauty?

Why did God bother making flowers? Yes there uses for many of them in medicines, teas and cosmetics, but not all of them. Greenhouse operators send us home every spring with baskets of posies to put in our dirt, collectively, they are making millions of dollars off of our hunger for beauty. For over six […]

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In Celebration of My Love

My love, the one who calls me wife and honey and sweetheart is marking the anniversary of his birth today. In a world where it has become expected that we are negative about our spouses I would like to go against the norms and honor my man. How do I love thee? Let me count […]

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Saturday Hush

Good morning.  It’s a quiet, rainy day on the farm. My husband is playing piano while our little girl plays violin. “Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee…”  yes we do… Bread is in the toaster waiting to be slathered with something yummy. Water is heating for tea. No one has to be anywhere today. My mom […]

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FMF: {Beautiful}

It’s Friday somewhere already, but not quite in the middle of the prairies…fifteen more minutes and then it will be official. Friday marks the day I take a break from all the other blogging ideas and take Lisa Jo’s prompt and just write whatever comes to mind without over- thinking it, without editing and I […]

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If you’re heading to Tarshish, you may want to reconsider…

I live on a farm and have a lot of dirt to take care of.  If you followed my old blog or know me in real life you will know that I am not fond of gardening – and if you didn’t know it before you know it now. All this dirt is disconcerting. My […]

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Summer Reading {10 Titles}

I love reading anytime of year but summer seems to be a time when you’re supposed to be able to sit back and relax with a cold drink and dive into the pages.  We’ll see if that happens! I do however, have at least 10 books that I want to read this summer. I seem […]

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Summer Love {10 things I love about the season}

To be fair to the season, I thought I should post at least 10 things that I actually LIKE about summer. Just in case you’re wondering why I’d make such a statement…the truth is…I am NOT a fan of summer time. But today is not the time to tell you why, because I am choosing […]

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