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How to Love the Life You’ve Got

Hello!  Welcome to all who are stopping by from Proverbs 31 Ministries today. And happy new year to my new friends and old! I’m always honored to share a few minutes with you here at the Overflow! If you like what you find here, feel free to subscribe to my posts by signing up on […]

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Drinking From Daddy’s Cup (Hope for the Mom Who Feels Empty and Drained)

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here. Whether you’re an old friend or a new one, I pray that you’ll be blessed as you linger in this place “where faith is spilled and souls are filled.”  If you like what you find, I hope you’ll sign up on the sidebar to receive my blog in your inbox now and […]

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The Mom Initiative: For the Mom Who Feels Like She’s Losing Her Marbles

Back when I was a mom of two tiny ones, I vowed that I would never be that woman who whittled away the years just waiting for the day her last baby would go to kindergarten. Of course, at the time, I had no idea then just how difficult it would be to keep that […]

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When You Find the Friend Who Has Been There All Along

Hi, friends. I’m so glad you’re here! 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 place where faith is spilled and souls are filled. […]

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

We rolled out the red carpet one warm evening in August 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 treeline, […]

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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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Jesus Likes Me, This I Know

When she’d said it, the hairs on my arms had stood up at rapt attention. I don’t know why the simple obvious had sounded so profound coming out of a four-year-old’s mouth. Maybe it’s the way she exclaimed every word like she was inviting me to a party, or the way she choreographed each sentence […]

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How to Speak Hope When We’re Short on Words

“Mommy?” She was sitting in the hot sand next to me, making a sandcastle with her little orange shovel. “What, Honey?” I turned my head to hear my six year old’s voice above the roar of the incoming tide. She shifted her body and stared at me like we’d just met. “Oh, nothing….” she said, […]

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How to Love the Child You’ve Got (Instead of Wishing for a Different One!)

Welcome, friends! I’m so glad you’re here. I’ve been saving a seat for you! If you’re stopping by from Proverbs 31, I hope you’ll stay a while and enjoy a second dose of encouragement. If this is your first visit, please make yourself at home and look around. Leave me a comment or connect with me on Facebook or Twitter. I’d […]

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On Cracked Cups and Broken Hearts and A Moms who Dream Big for their Little Girls

Dear Magdalene Hope, It’s dark outside and the house is quiet. And last I checked, you were tucked under your poke-a-dot comforter in the bottom bunk, your face warm and flushed with sleep. I don’t know the dreams that are dancing through your head on this moonlit night, but I’m well aware of the dreams […]

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