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As many of you know, I LOVE being Lutheran. My Lutheran family has supported me and provided for me in more ways than I can even mention. But let's start with the basics: a husband and brother-in-law. Good stuff, trust me! Edie, the blogger behind LifeInGrace is a fairly new Lutheran and I'm truly enjoying reading about her faith. She articulates things so beautifully that I find myself wanting to shout MARTIN LUTHER IS THE COOLEST from the roof tops! Being Lutheran is as simple as believing in being saved by grace. That's it. So simple and yet so gorgeously freeing and intricate.
Edie also blogs about her home renovations. Yup, another one of those moms who have an amazing house and make crafts look easy. I'm half convinced these moms are aliens... but I shouldn't talk about my religion and extra-terrestrials in the same post. Edie and her family lost their gorgeous home to a house fire right before Christmas. Let's pause for a moment to think about how devastating that would be. A moment letting my mind walk that path is about all I have the strength for. So, join me in praying for Edie and her family that they may find the strength to deal with this disaster and that they find comfort in knowing that their heavenly home will never disappear.