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A Time to Speak

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven… a time to keep silence, and a time to speak…” Ecclesiastes 3: 1-7 I call this blog Words to Spare because I usually have lots to say. Right now, I’m finding it very important to speak

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Praying Scripture: Talking Back to Fear

Bible study in the time of corona… looks a lot like web-based conference calling. Like so many other folks, I’ve taken to using Zoom and FaceTime for most of the meetings and gatherings that used to fill my days, and Bible study is no exception! I miss opening up my

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Disney-inspired Devotions

We’ve always been big fans of Disney animation (and Disney parks, and Disney pins, etc etc) and recently, I shared some of the faith lessons I see on display in Disney’s The Rescuers over at my friend Laura’s great blog. Click the image to read the full post!

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Parenting In A Pandemic

I had the opportunity to share my thoughts on how the shutdowns in Kentucky were impacting our family and a few tips for parents who are trying to make the best of the situation alongside the Children’s Director at our church. What’s working for you? What’s been your biggest challenge?

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The Shameless Audacity of Peanut Butter Blossoms

I’ve baked 216 cookies so far this month. The recipes and ingredients are lined up for another 276 by the end of this week. A few nights ago, my darling husband had the Unmitigated Confidence, the Unabashed Audacity, to ask, “Hey, you know these cookies? [flashes a photo of peanut

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Soul Chemistry

Raise your hand if you hated AP Chemistry in high school. How about Organic Chem in college? Raise your hand if that course nearly derailed your chosen major or served as a weed-out course at your school. (Confession: I actually didn’t have to take Organic Chem. I got college credit

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Michelle, a white woman with brown hair, faces the camera with a smile. She wears glasses with clear frames and a shirt that says, "Those Goals Look Good On You."

I’m Michelle Nebel.

I write about faith and theology, my family, and organizational tips. Always a planner at heart, I’m also a Bible study teacher and community volunteer. This is where I share a glimpse of my life, and I hope you’ll find the thoughts here encouraging.

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