I Wish That I Could Protect You From… (Life)

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Dear Child of Mine It is hard to tell you this.  I do not really have all of the answers you may seek as you grow up. I want you to remember that I wish I could protect you from the cares of this world. But, that wouldn’t be the best thing I could do […]

September

To The Single Mom, You Are Amazing

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She is living next door to you and you may not know, but she is one of the most brave, lonely and courageous woman I have ever known.  She tills the soil day in and day out and doesn’t always have someone to lean on and into when she is weary to the bone. Some […]

September

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

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My shirt was inside out through the entire visit with the ballet moms on the waiting bench.  While on a Target run after ballet, and through a speedy – in- store chat with someone who recognized me, and then while zipping through the check-out. It wasn’t until my weary body could stand not one minute […]

September

What Does Your Wall Look Like?

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A newly painted wall does not hold its beauty for a very long time in this home. Fingerprints and scratches, fresh handwritten names in capital letters from the kindergartener births the recognition that a family lives within these walls.  And that is the beauty in it. Just yesterday, I came down the steps to see […]

September

Falling In Love With Your Spouse (all over again)

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The silence was so thick, it pressed on my heart like a vice.  I would sit at the dinner table and inwardly fume at all of the imperfections I felt were looming in the man at the head of our table.  Hearing him rise and leave in the morning turned to relief for me, giving my […]

September

Daring To Discover The “Me In Motherhood”

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The reality is – there is this struggle in allowing yourself room to breathe. Who is that woman in the mirror today?  Are her thoughts even seeing the beauty God has given her, or the gifts that peek out at her day to day? The tasks and to-do’s can take over the brain as simply […]

September

What Brings Out the Worst In Me…

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Oh, how my “moods” change like a flash of lightning!  On the inside.  I will do my best to keep the outward display of frustration or discouragement inside, and sometimes it is like a slow simmer. But, you know THOSE people, or THOSE things that can bring out the worst in you? This is where […]

September

The Apology That Broke Down Walls

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                  This week I wrote  a post on taming the tongue for the Mom Heart site.  I uploaded the post, went to bed thinking about the years we have been teaching our children to think before they speak and the power the tongue has in our lives […]

September

7 Things Your Children Need To Hear You Say

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Often overlooked, and somewhat under-rated. Speaking simple words to their heart.  Perhaps a little uncomfortable if you have never done this. Speak to their hearts – from the depths of your own. Our children cannot read our minds.  It is time to speak up. 7 Things Your Children Need To Hear You Say:   1. […]

September

Motherhood Redeemed – Part 2

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 The openness and heart of sharing our stories of redemption – allow the rest of us to see the true power in community and find hope in the One who holds us in His hands. Today – Part 2 of Motherhood Redeemed from Michele – Lyn at A Life Surrendered   If you missed Part […]

September