All Things New

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A few weeks ago in the late evening hours, our family saw a fire in a field not far from our home.  The blackness of the sky filled with hues of oranges and reds as we stood mesmerized by the buring fire. There was such beauty in the fire’s colors as it brought a sense of peace […]

When you Feel Rejected by The In Crowd

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“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.” Hebrews 12:2 (NIV) I belong to a church some would label a “Hipster Church.” I […]

Live Today with Eternity in Sight

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“We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace.” 1 Chronicles 29:15 It’s been a rough few weeks with the sudden passing of my nephew followed by a precious new […]

What Life is Like Without Expectations

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In the beginning of the year my husband and I came to a crossroads. Tension had been building and neither of us could really put our finger on the source. Thankfully, we have awesome friends that we are doing life with and we called them in to help. A three-hour counseling session happened and tons […]

Mom and Daughter Date Ideas!

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One thing my daughter always asks for is time spent specifically with her. Having both my children with a big gap between them (6 years), dates alone with her are few and far between. Catering to her now 5-year-old brother has been what seems like a full-time job. Unfortunately this leaves my daughter at the […]

See How Mom of Son With Dwarfism Defeats Mundane Days

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“Honey, let me get the door.” As I open the door of the church, sunlight floods the atrium. My husband glides Samuel’s stroller past me to the open double doors at the entrance of the sanctuary. In the last row, the pew offers just enough space for Samuel’s bouncer. Looking into the back, I’m delighted […]

Then There Is Also Childlike Forgiveness

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My thoughts: My own daughters’ complete unhesitating ability to forgive someone who has sinned against her is such an inspiration to me. We are called to have childlike faith and in that I believe we are to forgive like a child, too. Of course, many offenses require us to be healed by God but we should […]

The Courage Of Ruth

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Have you ever sat and thought about the great strength and courage of Ruth, Naomi’s daughter-in-law? In Ruth 1:1-5, we learn that Naomi’s husband, Elimelek, dies and leaves her as a widow with two sons. Her sons marry Ruth and Orpah, Moabite women. Now, after a few years Naomi’s sons die also. Typically, in that […]

Motherhood―A Thankless Job!

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This morning I had to pull myself out of the daze of Spring Break and admit it was time to plug back into my routine. I did the best I could to prepare the night before: I cleaned my room, I made sure my daughter’s favorite dress was in the wash for tomorrow, and I […]

Mom’s Night! Ideas & Encouragement

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   I don’t know about you, but time away makes me a better person, ready to take on anything God hands me. time away is vital for a mom, to refresh and regenerate in the mom she is called to be. For the longest time, I had trouble taking time for me without feeling guilty. […]

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