Because You’re The Mom Who Just Needs A Little Space (Monday at its finest)

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We are like velcro.  We were born with it as young girls, and we become more sticky as we grow.  And as we move into motherhood, the velcro grows into our skin and we become a part of it. Sometimes not even realizing that we are attached at the hip with little people, big people, […]

September

Tell Them What He Has Done For You (the mountains AND the valleys)

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In 100 years, no one will remember my story.  My life lessons. The only story I would ever want to be re-told is the biggest event in history to change the world. my world.  and my children and prayerfully …their children. this gospel story.  A living and dying and living again. Giving birth to a […]

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

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

Grumble The Weekend Away (or give your heart a re-set)

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Something is in the air. The Saturday chores are taking longer to finish, the children are squabbling over breakfast and my coffee has lost its normal perk. There is always housework, and preparing for Sunday’s big meal. The chores, the laundry, the entertaining, and the more time we spend working together, the more opportunities to […]

September

Please Pay Attention To Me (The Plea)

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There she was.  Just like every morning, I could feel her head resting next to my hand, waiting for me to softly and slowly rub her head until she felt fully awake. Her eyes glow green in the early morning hours, and my little pre-frenzy gift from God is to watch those eyes come slowly […]

September

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