The Unspoken-It’s In The Little Things (repost)

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My legs were so stiff from trying my new exercise video,, but I knew that this walk at the park in the morning hours would help stretch the muscles that seemed so tightly bound.  Three laps I promised myself.  As my usual self – my pace was fast and I was determined to make the […]

September

Your Calling Is To Be Present In Your Story

We were seated in the middle of a couple hundred folding chairs, under high ceilings built together with wooden beams, with windows opened around the perimeter to let the summer breeze bring any refreshment it could afford. My friends were on the stage in front of me, playing their instruments and singing to the Lord. […]

September

My Husband Just Can’t Get It Right

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I waited.  I waited for a long time, after I was married for my husband to “get it right.” I was waiting for Him to pray daily with me.  I waited for him to rally our little family around and have daily devotions with us.  I waited for Him to lead. He was able to […]

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

The Get-Down And Get-Real Women In Your Life

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Wouldn’t it just beat all if…someone came to your home to just sit, help, or listen. They didn’t need any thing or come with a schedule.  They just were there.  For you. Right smack dab in the middle of standing in the middle of a mountain of laundry, a sink full of dishes, 10 children […]

September