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When the “what if” happens

What if my loved one gets a terminal illness? What if I’m injured at a critical moment? What if my child becomes an addict… or goes to jail? Utterly fails? What if my child tells they are gay or not … Continue reading

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Warriors in Tiaras

Do you pray continually for your children? Of course you do! As moms, we carried them, birthed them and kept them: fed, rested, safe. Our hearts are naturally tied to them. We know them- strengths and weaknesses. That’s why we … Continue reading

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Last of Innocence

I am so blessed to “teach” 3rd graders at Sunday school. I put that in quotes because it’s not really school and I’m not a teacher -it’s more like listening and sharing with little people. Large group with the other … Continue reading

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They are His

““So don’t be afraid: I’m with you. I’ll round up all your scattered children, pull them in from east and west. I’ll send orders north and south:                           … Continue reading

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Carried Along

The other morning I froze in my tracks while gathering the trash cans. Coming across the street not 15 feet away was a long sleek momma otter with her baby in her mouth! It had been pouring rain for days … Continue reading

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Breathing Room

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, For my Hope is in Him.” Psalm 62: 5 NLT “He’s a solid rock under my feet, breathing room for my soul.” Psalm 62:6 MSG Like each previous school year, our house … Continue reading

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A New Year

A new year crept us on us last night… At 11:59 to be exact. Before I could gather all my thoughts, it was simply here and the clock without any reverence went right on ticking like it was no big … Continue reading

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Your Baby

Our oldest daughter just pulled in last night to join the family on our vacation. I was anticipating her arrival all day- waiting for the call that said she was close by. Seeing her smile and knowing she was safe … Continue reading

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In My Weakness

Last week I had an epiphany. It just doesn’t have as much to do with me as I’d always thought? This whole parenting in such a way as to raise godly kids does not hinge on my expertise -Thank God! I … Continue reading

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Chaos and Clutter

Yesterday, I couldn’t stand the mess around here! We all came in from going here and there and I was the only one who seemed to see it, the only one who was going to do anything about it! It … Continue reading

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