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The M.O.M. Initiative: Why We All Need Some Margin in the Madness

I heard it crackling from the grocery store speakers this morning as I hurried through the tinseled aisles–that old song crooning about “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” And, to be honest, I sighed a bit as I hummed along. ‘Cause the truth about the holidays is this—sometimes the hurry and flurry of the […]

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When We’re Stuck and We Can’t See Our Next Step…

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The M.O.M. Initiative: Hope for Try-Hard Moms

I was elbow-deep in soapsuds when my 4-year-old’s cries prompted me to drop my dishrag, abandon the breakfast dishes, and  race to the other room. Maggie had been coloring a picture, but when I reached her side, the paper lay crumpled and torn on the floor. “Honey, what’s wrong?” I asked. “I can’t color in […]

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The Buddy Bench

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The M.O.M. Initiative: Raising Sweet Smelling Boys (and Praying One Another Through)

 I was sniffing men’s deodorant when our eyes met. Her grocery cart was piled high with diapers and baby wipes, and the toddler in the front seat was pulling tissues from her purse and shredding them into tiny scraps of homemade confetti. But she was too busy staring at me to notice her little one’s antics. […]

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When You Surrender Your Story to the Author of Life

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God’s Plan for Our Weakness

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The Mom Initiative: How to Make the Best Summer Memories

Summer is coming to an abrupt end over here. In one week we’ll be trading swim bags for backpacks and flip flops for tennis shoes. And, as always, with a new school year looming large and a quick summer fading fast, I find myself looking back over the past few months and wondering what my kids’ […]

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When You Wish You Could Build A Beautiful Life

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What To Pray When You Don’t Know What To Say (And a Free Printable)

This year, I’ve been dangling in a stuck place without answers or accolades. And to be honest, I feel a bit like the twenty-year-old me just hanging on with all my strength until God shows me a way out of this place of discouragement and disappointment. Some days I cry out to Jesus with all I have […]

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