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The One Thing We Need to Remember When we Head Back to School

We rolled out the red carpet one evening before school began and invited two dozen feet to step into the new school year with fanfare. There were no spotlights or television cameras, no glamor shots or glitz, but when those students pranced down that crimson strip we’d stretched across the muddy grass beside the treelike, […]

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The Mom Initiative: When Your Child’s Path Looks Bumpy

On the night before he began kindergarten, my youngest son announced he’d “rather go to jail” than go to school. His big brother chuckled and murmured something under his breath about school being a prison, and I tried to swallow my tears while flashing my eldest the evil eye. To be honest, my little one’s […]

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The Prayer that Changed My Marriage

Hi, friends. I’m so glad you’re here. If you’re stopping by from Proverbs 31, WELCOME!  I know there are many places you could be today, and I’m thankful you’ve chosen to spend a few minutes with me. Whether you’re an old friend or a new one, I pray that you’ll be blessed as you linger in this […]

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Abundant Life isn’t a Spectator Sport! (and a birthday give-away)

Five years ago, our first-born girl crossed into double-digits. That baby who had brightened our world with smiles as big as the Grand Canyon suddenly needed all of her fingers and thumbs to count her age, and this mommy who wished she could lasso time and slow the rush of years suddenly needed all the […]

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When Breaking Up Means Breaking Through

I still remember sitting on my dorm room floor with a friend whose tears told the tale of a broken heart. The man she’d thought she would marry had called off their five-year relationship and, in an instant, her dreams were dashed. She’d planned out a perfect life with the man she’d believed was her perfect match, and she […]

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The One Name that Will Never Disappoint

Hi, friends! I’m glad you’re here. I pray you’ll discover this is a place where faith is spilled and souls are filled.  If you like what you find, feel free to subscribe to The Overflow so you won’t miss a single post, or connect with me on Facebook or Twitter. I’d love to get to know you more. Life is just […]

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The Mom Initiative: Hope for the Hard Days

  Once there was a little girl who left bright blue footprints all over the house. And a mama who scrubbed those drips and drizzles of smudgy paint until she ran out of carpet cleaner. And a woman in the grocery store who cried in the cereal aisle. And a tiny thread of hope that ran […]

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When You Wonder if You’re Beautiful

Welcome, friends! I’m so glad you’re here. If you’re stopping by from Encouragement for Today, I hope you’ll stick around for a while and make yourself at home. I pray you’ll discover this is a place where faith is spilled and souls are filled. If you like what you find, feel free to subscribe to The Overflow so you […]

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The Mom Initiative: Honey, The Kids Shrunk Me!

When I was a little girl, I carried dollies around and told anyone who would listen, “When I’m BIG, I’m gonna be a Mommy.” In my four-year-old mind, motherhood was the ultimate mark of bigness. Thirty-eight years later, I agree that being a Mommy is a BIG JOB, indeed. But what I didn’t know as a little girl […]

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How to Glean the Gift of a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Welcome, friends! I’m so glad you’re here. If you’re stopping by from Encouragement for Today, I hope you’ll stick around for a while and make yourself at home. If you like what you find, feel free to subscribe to The Overflow so you won’t miss a single post. You can sign up here under the heading “Newsletter” […]

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