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that time I made a sticker chart…

This is a family pic that we took on Mother’s Day. I LOVE my precious offspring…all four of them…but after weeks of quarantine and endless family time, I have never been more thankful or appreciative of babysitters. And grandmas. And date nights. And alone time.  Here’s why: my youngest two are not good listeners and…

nice when they’re not…

You know what I find to be one of the hardest things to teach my kids? Be nice when the other person is not.  But that’s what I tell my kids when they divulge to me that other kids at school say mean things to them, or push them around. Be nice when they’re not. …

it isn’t fair…

It isn’t fair! Do you know how many times I have said that phrase? Too many times.   As a kid, I remember righteous indignation boiling to the surface and spilling out of me when I faced an injustice.     It isn’t fair! I would yell as I stomped my foot.   Usually, it…

do this one thing…

I went to church every Sunday. I volunteered at church. A lot. I was part of a small group. I listened to Christian music. I had wonderful mentor moms. I had solid Christian friends. I thought I was doing good in the faith department. But… there was one thing I didn’t do. Just one thing.…

courageous faith…

One of my favorite memories of my hubby’s last football season has nothing to with Friday nights under the lights or the excitement of winning 11 straight games. It was actually how he responded when he started receiving attention for the success of the team. About four games into the season, T.V. stations started calling…

blind…

When I was growing up, I thought there was only one kind of blindness: the kind that causes a physical impairment of the eyes. Until recently, I didn’t understand that there was a different type of blindness: the kind that causes an impairment of the heart and soul. Spiritual blindness. Those people who cannot see…

5 small changes that have BIG spiritual impact.

Just like a person can’t build a great physique without putting in the work, neither can a person build a strong faith without putting in the work. Trust me, I tried to be a christian in my 20’s without doing the daily grind of being in the Word and the result was weak faith that…

the post about bread…

I love bread. I miss eating good bread (thank you, gluten intolerance). I wish I could go back to when I was a kid and bread was a staple at the dinner table – when it was considered necessary and nutritional. And I could eat it without feeling sick. These days, bread is classified as…

#cringe

I treasure so many things: My bible. It’s gotten me through the last 7 years. Without it, I would be lost. My coffee. Thank you Jesus for coffee…and creamer. My sweet husband. Clearly, these are not listed in order of importance… My four beautiful children. They are a gift, even though they mostly make me…

fasting ain’t easy…but it’s worth it.

I.love.to.eat. Seriously, I love food. I graze all day long. And for good reason: it is NOT pretty when I go too long without it. My attitude gets ugly fast. Right before Ben and I got married, my dad said something to him like, “just feed that one every couple hours and you will be…