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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…

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…

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…

why my biggest challenge was also my greatest blessing…

This picture doesn’t tell the real story. It looks like my life was beautiful and happy. The truth is that a year ago, I was at rock bottom. I was battling postpartum depression and my 11 month old was battling colic…and we were both losing. Because of his around-the-clock fussiness, I rarely ventured out and…

less of me…

John the Baptist was one.weird.dude. but I really like him. He was potentially the first Jesus freak. He lived in the wilderness by himself, wore clothes made of camel hair, and ate locusts and honey for food. Not your average Joe…or John. I bet he didn’t fit in with anyone. I’m sure few people understood…

when trouble comes your way…

It’s taken me a REALLY long time to agree with James 1:2-4: “Dear brothers and sisters, when trouble comes your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed,…

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…

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…