Kara's Collection: A little bit of fun ~ Guest Post by Jill Buteyn

Kara's Collection: A little bit of fun ~ Guest Post by Jill Buteyn

from an article originally posted February 13, 2015...

I’m back. Kara has many, many friends, but since I’m one of the ones who writes, y’all tend to get stuck with me a lot.

I recently did an interview regarding Kara and friendships, and one of the questions the interviewer asked me was, what’s one thing people might not know about Kara?

It didn’t take me long to answer. She’s funny, I said.

Kara's Collection: Heavenly Relationships ~ Guest Post by Blythe Hunt

Kara's Collection: Heavenly Relationships ~ Guest Post by Blythe Hunt

from an article originally posted February 12, 2015...

A new friend and I were having coffee when I referenced my sisters, how sad I am that they live far away and how close we are. She admitted to a twinge in her heart—she wishes she and her sister could be closer, that her sister were kinder, that they knew how to connect better. I smiled sadly—I wish every woman could have sisters like mine!

The Whirr of Love

The Whirr of Love

One of my favorite sounds from my childhood is the whirr of Mamma’s sewing machine. It’s a sound that travels gently through the house, an undertone of life, a sound of safety and surety. Mamma loved to sew; she frequently made dresses for me and my sisters or Halloween costumes, costumes for plays we were in, drapes, napkins, tablecloths, doll clothes. You name it, she made it. And no matter where we lived (we moved around a lot!), she brought her sewing machine; the first time in a new house that I heard the whirr, I felt like I was home, and a contentment filled my heart.

Kara's Collection: Just Get Over It ~ Guest Post by Blythe Hunt

Kara's Collection: Just Get Over It ~ Guest Post by Blythe Hunt

from an article originally posted February 6, 2015...

I love the title of Kara’s recent post, “Grieve and Get on with It”. Before reading it, I admit to being a little shocked—is she going to tell us that when we’re grieving, it’s fine to cry for a while but then we need to get over it?

Kara's Collection: Grace Reminders

Kara's Collection: Grace Reminders

from an article originally posted February 5, 2015...

In the daily battle with cancer one can imagine the countless direction discouragement can come from in one simple day. I am blessed with people who remind me of grace, goodness, what is to come. My reminderers- I have many. Carl comes nearly every day and points me to Jesus. He is reading through Psalm 119 with me. Some days the encouragement is easily found while other days leave us looking for the deeper story of redemption in anguish.