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Cheer for your Weekend from The Lifegiving Home

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What if there was an army of light bearers spread all over the world at outposts where people could come to feel the touch of God, understand the truth of God, experience the beauty of God, witness the joy of God in the place called Home where the reality of God was celebrated every day?

Sally

The goodwill of mothers is like the goodwill of God.

Sarah

home is the place where love makes us welcome, a shelter from which we will not be expelled.

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Food is the universal language that eases hearts to open, tying secure knots of intimacy while satisfying bodily hunger, weaving tiny threads of kindred needs into friendship, camaraderie, and truth.

Sally

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Home is a huge treasure chest filled with the riches of love, feasts, inspiration, great stories, sacrificial love, and all that a heart needs to grow strong and good.

Sally

May your home be filled with peace and rest this weekend. Wishing you grace. Thanks to all of you who have been so exceedingly gracious and encouraging about our newest book. You have indeed brought a smile to our hearts and fill us with joy.

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Enjoy more inspiration from The Lifegiving Home and The Lifegiving Home Experience. You may find it an any of your favorite bookstores.

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I hope you can join me at a web party on Tuesday night. Invite your friends to your home and celebrate friendship, inspiration and sweet fellowship about building a lifegiving home.

Gifts, recipes, printable posters, The 24 Family Ways poster, lovely offerings and a grand prize will be given away during the evening. Send this e-invitation to your friends and join in the fun. Register HERE

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Celebrating the Lifegiving Home Launch Week: Giveaways Galore!

Two little ones in two and 1/2 years, a blueberry eyed little girl with long straight brown hair and a hundred questions a day and a little baby boy who looked a bit like Winston Churchill with a head that was almost bigger than his little body, who just rolled around and grunted and growled--not the same baby noises I had become used to with Sarah.  Living in Vienna, Austria without parents, support systems, and few friends, I tripped through my days seeking to find routine and rhythms so I could make some order out of life. After 30 days in a row with under 32 degree temperatures and 3 feet of snow lining the sidewalks outside our ancient little Austrian cottage, Clay recognized my cabin ... Keep Reading