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500 Reviews: Giveaway Time!

500 Reviews Celebratory Giveway!

Hello, everyone!

It's giveaway time! I've got to say—running giveaways is probably one of my favorite jobs around here at LRD (besides reading books, of course!). I was talking to Mom about the giveway this morning, and she encouraged me to keep it simple…while I was all for doing something big and fun! Well, we came up with a compromise and I'm happy about that too.

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Author: Esther Filbrun
Posted: January 16, 2017

Hope // My Word for 2017

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The word burst upon me with a riot of color this evening, the sunset turning the leaves on the trees next to my sleepout into a beautiful green sheen. Like stagelights, except better—much, much better, because the Master Stage Director (or whatever they call them) is in control of those lights.


I'd been working on next year's calendar, getting it ready for use (and to share with all of you; stay tuned for that!), enjoying being able have room for inspiring quotes—a first in my calendar-making experience. And as I worked on including another quote, the words jumped out at me.

“Hope itself is like a star—not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.” ― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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Author: Esther Filbrun
Posted: December 27, 2016

Every Christian’s Nightmare

Every Christian's Nightmare

One night recently as I was getting ready for bed, I was suddenly struck with a thought. It might be worth something, it might not, but it did provide some interesting fodder to mull over as I went to sleep.

It's every Christian's nightmare that Jesus will go to sleep on us.

That isn't going to happen, but have we gone to sleep on Him? Have we become…

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Author: Esther Filbrun
Posted: December 2, 2016
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