What makes a home is the life shared there, wherever that may be. And cultivating the life of home requires intentionality, planning and design. The Lifegiving Home, Sally & Sarah Clarkson

My daughter had been asking me for days to help her make cinnamon bread from scratch. Actually, it wasn’t entirely her idea. The whole idea came about because when she asked me to buy the pre-made cinnamon bread that caught her senses in the bread aisle at the grocery store, I said no. At nearly $5 a loaf, and full of ingredients I could barely pronounce, I reasoned that we could easily make cinnamon bread at home, and it would be much better. She wasn’t convinced, but when I told her she could help make it, she quickly acquiesced.

I put her off for days, due to various complications and activities in our schedule, and for the fact that we had just listed our house for sale and the idea of messing up the now-pritsine kitchen to make cinnamon bread left me completely deflated.

Home is the place where the whispers of God’s love are heard regularly. The Life-giving Home, Sally & Sarah Clarkson

It hit me that for now, this is still our home, and the promise I made to my daughter was important–too important to dismiss. 

So I drug out the giant dough board, and brought my Kitchenaid mixer down from the closet, and we set to work making the much requested cinnamon bread. 

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For 3 hours, I bounced between helping with math problems, working on reading, and babysitting the rising dough. Our excitement for the finished product swelling with each passing minute. By the time we had our loaves in the pans we could barely contain ourselves.

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In their new book, The Lifegiving Home, Sarah Clarkson writes, “We must understand the creation of home as a work of incarnation power and creativity. “Kingdom come” doesn’t happen on some cosmic scale; the whole point is that it invades the physical at the humblest level.” 

As we are currently seeking to physically move from this house (hopefully) is to another, I have spent a lot more time considering what exactly home is. I wrote about this the other day in reflecting on Christie Purifoy’s new book, Roots & Sky, and it seems I am to continue the conversation here today. Initially, when I realized I’d be writing two posts here in one week, both on the topic of home, I thought the timing was awkward, but I think now, after reading the Life-giving Home, that this is, at least for me, entirely intentional on God’s part. 

It’s so easy for me to consider the idea of “Kingdom come” in the abstract, that is, to fail to grasp the true gravity of what it means for me here, on the ground, amid my people, and all that life together entails. 

“Do you see it? We were made for home. We were made for relationship and place. We were made for belonging to the physical world.” (Sarah Clarkson)

I was worried purely about the physical aspect of keeping a tidy kitchen, when I pushed off my own promise to my girl to make cinnamon bread. This is our home, and as it is on the market, the state of things, in the physical actually matters a great deal. But just as the physical matters, so does the spiritual impact of the way I choose to shepherd (or not) my own children. How I choose (or neglect) to show hospitality to my own people has eternal consequence. 

I was convicted of this very fact the day I surrendered to the mess and the baking. 

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When all was said and done, my daughter didn’t even like the homemade bread we had made–she flat out said the store-bought was better

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Initially, I felt a bit indignant. All that, for that. I couldn’t believe it. I counted the time spent prepping the dough, waiting for it to rise, and bake and then the time it took to clean the kitchen, and for a moment, decided that the $5 mystery-ingredient loaf would most certainly have been a better use of my time and resources. 

But I would have missed out on something that the $5 loaf couldn’t provide. I’m sure you know what I am saying–it’s the time spent with my girl. Baking is a spiritual practice if you let it be. While the two of us bent over that warm, sweet dough, hands all-a-buttered and our fingers, goopy with cinnamon sugar, I taught her techniques for rolling the dough just enough, and how to warm the butter just a bit, to make it spreadable. Her love language is quality time, and whatever the effort that went into two disappointing loaves of cinnamon bread, it was worth every blessed minute to have welcomed my girl into the kitchen, and to have helped her feel capable, creative, and accomplished. 

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His Kingdom comes in the way we celebrate, the shelter we make of our homes, the joy we put into what we cook and eat and create, our willingness to welcome strangers into our midst. (Sarah Clarkson)

In The Lifegiving Home, Sarah quotes Mark Stafford: “The Incarnation turns stuff into love.” Messy kitchens, bread that fails to meet expectations, this is the stuff that when spent on a person becomes a way of loving them. Flour dusted countertops are signs of the Kingdom come.

We are challenged by the Incarnation to make our homes a small cosmos of God’s Kingdom, one more outpost of eternity right in the midst of time. (Sarah Clarkson) 

God’s Kingdom is among us when we embrace the people and opportunities God places in our midst. The Kingdom of God becomes a tangible experience when we sink our hands into dough, or dirty laundry, or soapy dishwater. The Kingdom of God becomes palpable when we sit with a child on our lap and read a story, or hear about their day. The Kingdom of God welcomes us when we open our door to a friend or stranger and offer them a seat at our table, or a pillow for the night.

A Meal, a cup of water, a hand of assistance in the garden of actual soil and the soil of the heart. In all of these ways we can experience the reality of God dwelling among us. 

Do you see it?–Sarah asks. 

I do see.

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GIVEAWAY

*We are so excited to offer TWO of you a copy of both The Lifegiving Home, Creating A Place of Belonging & Becoming AND the accompanying The Lifegiving Home Experience, A 12 Month Guided Journey.*

To enter, leave a comment on this post, share it on social media or “Like” our Facebook Page. Leave a comment for each thing you do for additional entires. Open to U.S. residents only. Winner selected at random on Monday, 2/8/16.

 

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Kris is a writer and artist living in the middle of Ohio. She loves Jesus, people, and words. She is most often found in her tiny kitchen, where she plays with her food. Having recently mastered the art of preparing perfectly crisp dino-nuggets–she is her children’s hero.

  • Anna

    Beautiful! Thank you! Here is to flour dusted counter tops today!

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  • Katie Morgan
    http://onmamaslap.blogspot.com

    I love your post! “Messy kitchens, bread that fails to meet expectations, this is the stuff that when spent on a person becomes a way of loving them. Flour dusted countertops are signs of the Kingdom come.” Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you for sharing your heart!

    February 5th, 2016 8:13
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  • Janet Moake

    I love this post! Beautiful words. I would love to win the book!

    February 5th, 2016 8:33
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  • Amy J.

    A beautiful reminder!

    February 5th, 2016 8:41
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  • Ashley Curtis

    Beautiful post!!! I’m so excited to read Sally and Sarah’s new book.

    February 5th, 2016 8:43
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  • Sally Clarkson
    http://sallyclarkson.com

    Such lovely words, such a beautiful post. Heartfelt gratitude for you sharing my heart message. Thank you for this.

    February 5th, 2016 8:50
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    • Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      Sally,

      Thanks so much for stopping by here today, and thank you for this book. Your life is a beautiful example for so many, and your work in both your own home, and in the greater world bares all the fingerprints of God. Grateful for you, and the children you have raised, for all the light you bring. Xo

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      • Sally Clarkson
        http://sallyclarkson.com

        you made my day, 🙂

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        • Julie

          Dear Sally, you’ve made many a mama’s day by stretching us to grow within the limits of home and lifting our eyes from our blessed mundane to the eternal reality. Thank you.

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  • Adriana Rodriguez

    Wow, what a reminder that Kingdom lessons are first learned at home, I struggle with this daily. I want to run back to work or business because I feel Staying at home with my children is not making a difference in their lives…I need to read this book

    February 5th, 2016 8:59
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  • Susan

    Wonderful! As a Mim who cares for her grand babies I feel a renewed calling to create a space that is open and nurturing. I raised my kiddos to the best of my ability but without the help of grandparents or relatives around (military life!). I have been given a tremendous gift in this stage to be in my grands life.. I can be a stopgap in the busyness of life and be a godly presence, a safe place to be and an encourager for both my grands and children.

    BTW that bread looks amazing!!

    February 5th, 2016 9:15
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  • Kim Lemmons

    Great message! Would love to read the book.

    February 5th, 2016 9:17
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  • Diana

    I loved this post. Some of my best memories are of learning to cook with my mom. I now spend time in the kitchen with my children- it is truly a gift for everyone involved.

    February 5th, 2016 9:18
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  • Summer Gross
    http://aThirstforGod.com

    Such an absolutely lovely theology of home…both Sally’s from the book, and your Kris! All the messy work to make an outpost for the kingdom is worth it. This morning Before homeschooling begins, and as I try to put my crankiness in time-out, I’m thankful for the reminder. Gratefully shared on social media. I can tell this book is going to be a gift for me.

    February 5th, 2016 9:20
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  • Gail Mathes

    Beautifully written….our homes through living, loving, making memories….loving those He gave us to love!

    February 5th, 2016 9:23
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  • Jenn V

    Yes. Yes! There are so many times when the $5 mystery something appeals. I’m tired, I don’t want a mess…but it’s those moments that we need the most.
    I can’t wait to read her new book!

    February 5th, 2016 9:26
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  • Marina Bromley
    http://marinaskitchentable.blogspot.com

    Lovely pics…I can’t believe she didn’t like it! If the bread is still there, make French toast out of it… Devine!!

    I’d love to be a winner! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!!

    February 5th, 2016 9:29
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  • Kristin Smith
    http://www.therichesofhislove.com

    Beautiful post and sounds like an amazing book! And that bread…well I want to call in sick for the rest of the day and start baking! 🙂

    February 5th, 2016 9:30
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  • Allison

    Looking forward to making more messes and memories with my kids. Thanks for the inspiration.

    February 5th, 2016 9:30
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  • Colleen

    So excited for this book! Thank you for the giveaway!!

    February 5th, 2016 9:30
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  • Kristin Smith
    http://www.therichesofhislove.com

    Shared this post on FB

    February 5th, 2016 9:30
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  • Allison

    Shared on Pinterest!

    February 5th, 2016 9:32
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  • Peggy
    http://Peggy%20nagy

    Love this. It is so good to be encouraged to create home. I also appreciate the honesty of it not always being convenient or desired but so worth it. It really is a beautiful pic of that kingdom come. We get to be part of that if we choose. May we have kingdom eyes as we go about days.

    February 5th, 2016 9:33
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  • Allison

    Liked your FB page!

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  • Sophia

    Sounds like a great giveaway of very useful books! I have been following and liked you on Facebook some time ago. Thank you for the opt unity to win in the giveaway.

    February 5th, 2016 9:37
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  • Sonia Norvell

    Thank you! Such an important reminder!

    February 5th, 2016 9:37
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  • Maxine Nunez
    http://mmeanders.wordpress.com

    I really loved this post and your message. Thank you!

    February 5th, 2016 9:38
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  • Maxine Nunez
    http://mmeanders.wordpress.com

    Shared on FB!

    February 5th, 2016 9:40
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  • Maxine Nunez
    http://mmeanders.wordpress.com

    Liked your page on FB. 🙂

    February 5th, 2016 9:40
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  • Sonia Norvell

    And I liked your fb page. So exiting!

    February 5th, 2016 9:40
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  • Kaci

    Thank you for this. Expecting my first in 6 weeks and looking forward to the days of making messes in the kitchen with her. I’ve recently discovered Sally’s books as I try to “prepare” for motherhood — would love to win this newest one!

    February 5th, 2016 9:52
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  • Katelyn

    Love this. Been thinking a lot lately about how heaven and earth collide and this fits right in with those thoughts. Thank you.

    February 5th, 2016 9:59
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  • Julie

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. And the story you recounted is a precious microcosm of our worlds as homemakers and mamas.

    February 5th, 2016 10:01
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  • Kela Nellums
    http://www.kelanellums.com

    I’ve been looking forward to reading this book!!

    February 5th, 2016 10:02
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  • Ambia Cooper

    Love this! Already a FB fan!

    February 5th, 2016 10:15
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  • Ambia Cooper

    Tweeted!

    February 5th, 2016 10:16
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  • Robyn

    I would love to read this book! How about posting your cinnamon bread recipe? Blessings to you and yours.

    February 5th, 2016 10:21
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  • Robin
    http://musicoftheheart-robin.blogspot.com

    Thank you for this! And for explaining about Sally’s book. I tend to look forward to the spiritual without realizing that “we were made for the physical.” Duh! After how many times I’ve read the creation story! This spoke to me today!

    February 5th, 2016 10:26
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  • Tanya Knepp

    I love your words about baking. This book seems like such a treasure.

    February 5th, 2016 10:31
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  • Judy

    Love this post! I must go bake some bread!

    February 5th, 2016 10:32
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  • Tanya Knepp

    Liked you on Facebook also!

    February 5th, 2016 10:33
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  • Beth D

    I’ve liked your FB page

    February 5th, 2016 10:37
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  • Beth D

    Thank you for sharing! What timely reminders.

    February 5th, 2016 10:37
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  • Jessica W

    We are hoping to buy our first home in the next few months! I would love to read this book!

    February 5th, 2016 10:44
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  • Katrina

    Never underestimate the power of the love that flows from making kitchen messes together. Thanks for the reminder that the mess and hassle is totally worth it.

    February 5th, 2016 10:45
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  • Katrina

    shared this on FB

    February 5th, 2016 10:46
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  • Katrina

    …and I follow Grace Table on FB, too (and “like” you a whole lot) 😉

    February 5th, 2016 10:47
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  • Gay

    This message about home being part of “on earth as it is in Heaven” is really resonating with me this week.I feel convicted to make a greater effort to do my part to make it so. Thank you for sharing the book and message.

    February 5th, 2016 10:51
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  • Susan Somers

    So beautiful. I need to find more ways like this of quality time with my boys.

    February 5th, 2016 10:55
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  • SimplyDarlene
    SimplyDarlene
    http://www.simplydarlene.com

    That indignant feeling? I’ve only learned as of late that when I feel it rumbling to the surface, it’s best when I turn it into some sorta over-exaggerated, Lucille Ball-esque situation. We laugh.

    And then I let it go…

    As always, thanks for the realDeal insight.

    February 5th, 2016 11:01
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  • Melissa M.

    I’ve heard so much about this book. I can’t wait to read it!

    February 5th, 2016 11:16
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  • Melissa M.

    I liked you on FB

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  • Amber R Campbell

    I’m so excited to read the new book!

    February 5th, 2016 11:23
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  • G Tucker

    All my friends are raving about Sarah’s book and I can see why!! Need to read it ASAP

    February 5th, 2016 11:23
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  • Heather

    That was a lovely post, thank you. Both books are on my wish list and I am getting the feeling they will change our home significantly.

    February 5th, 2016 11:25
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  • Becky

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely book. If ever there was a morning I needed a reminder that the physical can be spiritual, it is this one. Thank you again.

    February 5th, 2016 11:32
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  • Jenn Palmer
    http://choosingthismoment.com

    Lovely post! I’don’t live to read this book – thanks for the giveaway.

    February 5th, 2016 11:48
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  • Jenn Palmer
    http://choosingthismoment.com

    And I liked you on FB!

    February 5th, 2016 11:49
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  • Kela Nellums
    http://www.kelanellums.com

    Of course I like your Facebook page!!

    February 5th, 2016 11:57
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  • meg

    I got the same answer “store bought is so much better!” Then they went to Granna’s and got some GOOOOD homemade bread!

    February 5th, 2016 12:07
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  • meg

    I tweeted about this too!

    February 5th, 2016 12:07
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  • meg

    And of course I like your Facebook page!

    February 5th, 2016 12:08
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  • Mindy
    http://www.adandeliondiary.blogspot.com

    Such a sweet reminder that it isn’t always about the finished product but more about the process. Cinnamon bread is a favorite of mine and I definitely prefer the homemade 🙂

    February 5th, 2016 12:21
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  • Dianne Rabon

    This was beautifully stated. I have been a mom for 20 years now, and still struggle with wondering if I’m doing a good enough job, or if what I do is appreciated or matters. Sounds like I need this book.

    February 5th, 2016 12:30
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  • Dianne Rabon

    Just followed you on Twitter.

    February 5th, 2016 12:33
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  • Dianne Rabon

    Liked and followed on Facebook too!

    February 5th, 2016 12:33
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  • Jennie W

    Love the visual of making and crafting the bread as we also craft and make our homes,

    February 5th, 2016 12:37
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  • Christine
    http://barebranchblooming.com

    SO beautiful. I would love that book.

    February 5th, 2016 12:46
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  • Christine
    http://barebranchblooming.com

    I shared on FB. 🙂

    February 5th, 2016 12:46
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  • Joy B. Rudolph
    http://www.joybrudolph.com

    I’ve been really wrestling with the concept of home lately. I think this book would be a breath of fresh air on my journey.

    February 5th, 2016 12:59
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  • Becky
    http://goodbadquirky.blogspot.com

    Yum…homemade cinnamon swirl bread! Might have to put that on my list this week!

    February 5th, 2016 13:06
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  • shanna mallon
    http://foodloveswriting.com

    Oh, such a lovely sentiment. Thank for your posting this.

    February 5th, 2016 13:09
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  • Katelyn

    I wish I could have a slice of the cinnamon bread! I am so glad you ended up making it. And there is no way the store bought was better, just no way. I am excited about this book and growing in my vision of “home”. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and heart and for the giveaway.

    February 5th, 2016 13:10
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  • Toni

    Such a great reminder of what’s truly important.

    February 5th, 2016 13:38
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  • Toni

    Shared on Facebook!

    February 5th, 2016 13:39
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  • Toni

    Liked you on Facebook

    February 5th, 2016 13:40
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  • Angel

    I am intrigued, and would love to read this.

    February 5th, 2016 13:51
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  • Angel

    Liked on Facebook

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  • Rachel

    I love Sally and Sarah Clarkson and can’t wait to read this book!

    February 5th, 2016 14:24
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  • Ami

    Lovely. And I’d love the book!

    February 5th, 2016 15:20
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  • Dayton Stanley

    Loved this post. I would love to win that cook book! Pick me!

    February 5th, 2016 15:30
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  • Dayton Stanley

    Liked it on facebook!!

    February 5th, 2016 15:31
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  • Patty Page

    Looks like a wonderful book!

    February 5th, 2016 15:34
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  • Rebecca D. Martin

    I’d love a copy!

    February 5th, 2016 15:57
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  • Rebecca D. Martin

    . . . And I’ve liked y’all on Facebook. 🙂

    February 5th, 2016 15:59
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  • G Tucker

    Have LIKED your FB page!

    February 5th, 2016 16:28
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  • G Tucker

    And tweeted!

    February 5th, 2016 16:30
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  • Stephanie Bowling

    Beautiful post. Cannot wait to read this book! 🙂

    February 5th, 2016 16:39
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  • Coralee

    I can’t wait to read this book!

    February 5th, 2016 16:47
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  • Moya

    I liked, shared, and Commented Thank you!

    February 5th, 2016 17:04
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  • Olivia Adair

    I love this post- thank you for sharing!

    February 5th, 2016 17:47
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  • Olivia Adair
    http://deleted

    Oh, and I did just like your page on Facebook and look forward to seeing more there!

    February 5th, 2016 17:48
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  • Carolyn

    Thank you for this much needed message today.

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  • Carolyn

    Liked the message and page on FB

    February 5th, 2016 19:22
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  • Stephanie Davis

    Cooking has been a part of my family’s way of ushering fellowship & caring for many generations. Thanks for this post. I love the quote: ” Flour dusted countertops are signs of the Kingdom come.”

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  • Alaina Nunez
    http://www.alainanunez.com

    I Liked your page on Facebook 🙂

    February 5th, 2016 21:27
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  • Jeaniene

    Beautiful and so challenging… as a weary momma of 4 littles…I needed this

    February 5th, 2016 21:49
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  • Kathy

    If I would win I would give them away as gifts:) I am so excited to read this.

    February 5th, 2016 21:59
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  • Kathy

    Shared on FB

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  • Kathy

    Liked your FB page…

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  • Kathy

    Shared on Twitter

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  • Kim

    I would be honored to win a copy of This book! I am always encouraged and gently challenged by Sally.

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  • Vickie McMullan

    Oh, so true! Have wanted this book and the study guide – would love to win it!

    February 5th, 2016 23:47
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    Liked on Facebook!

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    Shared on Facebook!

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  • LaRae
    http://Laraehumes.blogspot.com

    I’m brand new at this Stay At Home Mom gig and I long to be intentional and life-giving with my daughter! I would love to win a copy of this book.

    February 5th, 2016 23:53
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  • LaRae
    http://Laraehumes.blogspot.com

    Like your Facebook page and I love getting the email updates!

    February 5th, 2016 23:56
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  • LaRae
    http://Laraehumes.blogspot.com

    Tweeted! @lauren_larae

    February 5th, 2016 23:56
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  • Melanie

    Thanks for this very encouraging post! Always important to remember the tangible ways we can live out “kingdom come,”

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  • Jenn Clark
    http://Jenn

    Learning more and more each day that the time will come when my children will grow tired of saying “look at me mommy/watch me mommy” and they wil ask others to watch/look if I do not respond. Building His kingdom NOW thru my kids!

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  • Jennifer Kindle

    This struck home today- as a working, homeschooling mom of 4 teen to tweens there are days when the kingdom isn’t being built well. Thank you

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  • Kim Jay
    http://mycupoverflowing.weebly.com/

    So good to reminded to cherish the little moments of life.
    Thank you for this reminder.
    So excited to have a chance to win this book!!

    February 6th, 2016 8:44
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  • Mary

    Beautiful… I also love the consideration of and attention to love language!

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  • Katie DuBransky

    That bread looks incredible! Such a beautiful reminder for me in this post. Thank you! Also, I like your Facebook page and shared on instagram! I can’t wait to read this book.

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  • Kim Adam
    http://onerebelheart.wordpress.com

    Real life and the important things rarely happen when it’s convenient for us. More often it looks like a hardship until we’re through it and on to the other side, when we can look back and see it for a the gift it was. And I’d like your recipe for cinnamon bread. 🙂

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  • Kim Adam
    http://onerebelheart.wordpress.com

    Shared on FB!

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  • Jamie

    My husband and I have had many conversations recently about cultivating the culture and atmosphere in our home. I can’t wait to read this book.

    February 6th, 2016 11:27
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  • Jamie

    Liked your Facebook page

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  • Jo Anne

    I have enjoyed Sally Clarkson’s words for a long time. She is so encouraging.

    February 6th, 2016 12:09
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  • Jo Anne

    Just liked you on Facebook.

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  • Jo Anne

    Just shared your post on Facebook.

    February 6th, 2016 12:11
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  • Janet Moake

    I liked your page! Thank you!

    February 6th, 2016 12:31
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  • Janet Moake

    I shared it on Facebook as well!

    February 6th, 2016 12:32
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  • Brandi Hubbard

    Love the message of this book!!

    February 6th, 2016 12:33
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  • Brandi Hubbard

    Also liked your Facebook page!

    February 6th, 2016 12:34
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  • Teri H

    Thank you for the opportunity to win the books!

    February 6th, 2016 12:44
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  • Teri H

    I liked your FB page!

    February 6th, 2016 12:47
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  • Donna Olander
    http://morethanhungry.com

    Would love the book! Great post and great reminder.

    February 6th, 2016 12:54
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  • Donna Olander
    http://morethanhungry.com

    I tweeted too.

    February 6th, 2016 12:55
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  • Erin Wallace

    So good! I love my time in the kitchen with my girl and now as my guys are coming in helping learn. The time spent together builds relationships & ties things back to our loving Father.

    February 6th, 2016 13:00
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  • Sheri Clark

    What beauty in the word home!

    February 6th, 2016 13:27
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  • Sheri Clark

    I liked your page!

    February 6th, 2016 13:28
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  • Sheri Clark

    I shared on social media

    February 6th, 2016 13:29
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  • Kelli

    I’ve soaked in Sally’s books & *casette tapes* 🙂 for years. Looking forward to reading Sally & Sarah’s work!

    February 6th, 2016 13:50
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  • Brenda B

    Thank you for the beautiful remonder that hospitality is a front line ministry and should be exercised regularly!!

    February 6th, 2016 13:55
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  • Jacquie Olsen

    I’ve been wanting to read this book. I am so grateful for godly mentors in my life.

    February 6th, 2016 16:39
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  • Jacquie Olsen

    I liked your page!

    February 6th, 2016 16:39
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  • Shelley Franklin

    What a wonderful way to minister to others.!!! I have been praying to be more hospitable. I promised God I would open our new home to others. It’s been a year and I have still not done it. It’s time!!!

    February 6th, 2016 17:25
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  • peggy wright
    http://peggywright.wordpress.com

    Love this post about home and food and the people who live with us. Beautiful. Would like to read the book very much!

    February 6th, 2016 19:32
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  • Laura Beiler

    I always love reading this blog, I get so much from each writer! Thank you for the chance to win!

    February 6th, 2016 21:02
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  • Ashley Curtis

    Lovely post!! Liked your FB page! Love all Sally Clarkson books!!

    February 6th, 2016 21:27
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  • Doreen

    I already love these books!!! Just from reading blips and the beautiful pictures. I have followed Sally for some time now. As a homemaker and classical homeschooler, I find her so inspiring and encouraging. Thank you for this opportunity. L already followed and liked your page on Facebook but I shared the giveaway to my timeline. Bless you.

    February 7th, 2016 7:39
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  • Kris Griffith

    Wonderful post. My son and I have made cinnamon bread together. The bread is good, but the time together is precious.

    February 7th, 2016 13:04
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  • Charissa Steyn
    https://charissasteyn.com

    Liked the Facebook page:)

    February 7th, 2016 13:05
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  • Charissa Steyn
    https://charissasteyn.com

    Would love to win! I so appreciate Sally’s heart for home and motherhood!

    February 7th, 2016 13:07
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  • Helen Gullett
    http://www.helengullett.com

    Beautiful post! Love the message and encouragement. Thank You so much!

    February 7th, 2016 19:45
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  • Helen Gullett
    http://www.helengullett.com

    I shared it pn my facebook page 🙂
    https://www.facebook.com/helengdesigns/

    February 7th, 2016 19:46
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  • Kela Nellums
    http://www.kelanellums.com
    February 7th, 2016 23:31
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  • Ashley

    This cinnamon bread looks so good!! What a great post! I’ll share this on twitter

    February 8th, 2016 9:22
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  • Jan Hall

    I would love to read these books. I would also like to make the bread you baked. I have shared this post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. I signed up for your emails. Have a blessed day!

    February 8th, 2016 10:18
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  • Karie Preston

    Liked your page on Facebook. Would love to win copies of these books to share with friends.

    February 8th, 2016 10:26
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  • Lesia Siter

    Liked your page. 🙂

    February 8th, 2016 11:50
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  • Jennifer Lavallee
    http://aheartforyourhome.wordpress.com

    Awesome give-away. I would love to win one!! Will pin and share too!

    February 8th, 2016 15:14
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  • Marla U

    I am a new follower on Facebook and looking forward to new ideas and encouragement.

    February 8th, 2016 23:28
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  • Marla U

    I have shared your post on Facebook as we as a body can learn and grow so much from sharing with each other!!

    February 8th, 2016 23:31
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  • Marla U

    As a new subscriber, I am excited to keep up with all the wise pieces of wisdom shared that I can make use of for myself and my family.

    February 8th, 2016 23:36
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  • Deborah Sherman

    Just discovered you!
    and liked you on FB…thank you for your thoughts.

    February 11th, 2016 1:04
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