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about this week…

Have you ever had one.of.those.weeks? The really crazy, busy, nothing goes as planned weeks? The I’m so tired my coffee needs coffee weeks? I’ve had that kind of a week. And I need a hug. I’m not surprised though, because it happens every year at this time. FOOTBALL SEASON. More specifically, football practice starts for…

when the miracle doesn’t happen…

Last blog, I talked about a few of the miracles my family has gotten to witness this summer. If you didn’t catch that post, click here. I’m so thankful for the amazing privilege it has been to see God’s hand move and answer prayers. God is truly a God of miracles. But that’s not all…

our summer of miracles…

So far most of my blog posts have been pretty… real. raw. revealing. I’ve had the opportunity to share how God is working on me; using his Word to gently and carefully prune me. (I’m a definite work in progress; a sinner saved by grace). I’ve been thinking this week about how thankful I am…

the real story…

In my last blog about humility, I totally glossed over how the reading the Word has changed me. I said, “It brought me back to life. It filled me up. It changed my whole countenance. It showed me where my weak areas were. It gave me a deep awe and appreciation for God’s love. It softened my…

isn’t it ironic…

So… I’m writing this book. It’s about my story, but it’s also about what I have learned, and what can be done to avoid making the same mistakes I made. If you haven’t heard my story, read my post titled: “scars.” To write the book, I have been poring over scripture like a madwoman, researching…

lies…

Lies. We’ve all been lied too. We’ve all believed a lie. If we are honest with ourselves, we’ve all told a lie. For a few years in my 20’s, I told a lot of lies.   It’s amazing how one little lie can set off a chain of lies and cause so much trouble, isn’t…

fake it till you make it…

Fake it till you make it. We’ve all heard it. Many have attempted it. But when it comes to faith, it isn’t possible. Fake faith is not the answer. Trust me, I tried and fell flat on my face. I looked the part on the outside; I did the things that a good Christian is…

scars…

In my last post, I talked about fear. I want to live a fully surrendered life, but there is something that, if I am being honest, I am afraid of letting other people see. I am not talking about a messy house, or my face without makeup, or a bad day when I yell at…

the blog i tried not to write about the thing i’m scared to do…

This is the blog post I tried not to write about the thing I’m scared to do. I sat down several times in the last few days to write a post about some of the things I’ve been learning as I study the New Testament. That was my plan…because I am a planner and I…

i don’t fit in…

I don’t fit in. I just don’t. In any area of my life, really. I used to; but now I don’t. And I’m totally at peace with it. The first reason is that I have bigs and littles – ages 16, 13, 3, and 1. I don’t fit in with parents of teens who are…