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Rise and Shine!

By lisa rippy / April 12, 2021

Rise and shine! The sun is coming up! The dawn of a new day is happening and in only a short while, the moment of dawning will be behind us and we will find ourselves in the middle of mid-morning. Time. It won’t stand still. Time is movement in the…

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Creating an Inviting Bedroom

By lisa rippy / October 26, 2019

When decorating any bedroom, the first thing you need to ask is this: What decor’ and colors do “I” really like that help set a relaxing and inviting atmosphere to this room?  I put the word “I” in quotation marks because something that I sometimes run into when helping a…

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Design Starts With Purpose

By lisa rippy / October 23, 2019

While I was typing out today’s title, “Design Starts with Purpose” I couldn’t help but think about Proverbs 25:11 – “An idea well-expressed is like a design of gold, set in silver.” (Good News Translation)  There is no other room in the house more important to the life of the…

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A Nursing Mother Cared Enough To …

By lisa rippy / October 23, 2019

It’s been one of those nights. I’m sitting here on our family room sofa and it’s ridiculously early in the morning, but it’s because I have a good bit on my mind. It’s just me and the dogs. And this super quieted home. There’s something about being up when no…

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Bring the Fall Outdoors In

By lisa rippy / October 23, 2019

Happy fall, y’all! It’s that time of year when the colors of fall are really showing off and it just makes me want to bring the outside in! With pillows, plants, rugs, decor’ pieces, paint and throws, there is so much we can do to bring touches of fall right…

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Weather Stripping & The Word of God

By lisa rippy / January 6, 2017

I had a thought that I wanted Lisa and I to share with you… Weather stripping is no small thing. Without it, the door doesn’t operate as it should. Hot and cool air escapes and enters the house and causes the electric bill to increase. So many things can go…

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What Ants Taught Me About God

By lisa rippy / June 7, 2016

His goodness doesn’t depend on my circumstances. His goodness depends solely on His character. I’ve been reading a wonderful new book titled Wild and Free by Hayley Morgan and Jess Connolly. I’m pretty sure I used the highlight button on my Kindle to color half the book, but there were…

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When You Don’t Feel Good Enough

By lisa rippy / June 2, 2016

When I read through the Fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5, it is easy to read them as a list of things to be. Be loving. Be joyful. Be peaceful. Be patient. Be kind. Be good. Be faithful. Be gentle. Be self-controlled. I’m a recovering perfectionist, a recovering performer,…

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Good News for Those Who Need Good News

By lisa rippy / May 30, 2016

I sat down knowing I had a deadline looming. It was early on a Saturday morning. The rest of the gang was still asleep. I turned to my reading plan and moved my finger across the date. Isaiah 61. I smiled. The chapter I’ve prayed more than any other. My…

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When Kindness Changes Your Story

By lisa rippy / May 26, 2016

I was 25 and thought I knew it all. I was in a ministry job at a church I love. But I was prideful and arrogant and stubborn. And so I had to learn the hard way. During a meeting with the leadership above me, I displayed my immaturity in…

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