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Polina’s Promise: A story of hope, redemption, and dreams come true

“I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him.” Job 29:12

By: Dana Baran

I have a story to share with you. It’s a story that shows the power of God and how deep a mother’s love can go. The main characters in my story are Continue reading

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Thankfulness Can Change a Heart: A Reflection on Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name!” Psalm 100:4

By: Dana Baran

About nine months ago, I felt a deep need for a change. I had changed careers almost a year before, trading in my dream job teaching reading to seventh graders for a new dream, staying home to care for our baby girl. It was a huge adjustment.  While I was so happy in my new role as a mommy, I still felt prickles of discontentment and annoyance at the repetitiveness of my days and the seeming insignificance of my life. In March of 2013 my MOPS book group chose to read and discuss Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts. It turned out to be just what my heart was craving. Continue reading

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Autumn Links

Here are some links from Mosaic of Moms and the three blogs written by our contributors.  The topics cover Fall décor, family activities during this season, fall fashion, post Thanksgiving recipes, and Thanksgiving crafts.  Check back with us as we will add to this page as we post new things this months.

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Magnificent Mayhem

Coffee With Jen

Salty Cinderella

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How To Host a Pumpkin Carving Party

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

By: Sarah Smith

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year.  I love the cooler temperature!  I love the changing of the leaves to their vibrant colors!  I love the smell of fall spices; nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, etc…  I love the fall decorations; pumpkins, scarecrows, hay bales, etc. Continue reading

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Shine Your Light

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.  Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

By: Sarah Smith

It started out innocent enough.  I was communicating with the Chess Club members at my sons’ school.  (The chess club I started and led.) It was mid-October, and I was sending out an e-mail reminding families of that week’s meeting time.  I received this response from one of the parents. Continue reading